business acumen training

Applying Business Acumen™

Teach Your Leaders How to Act Like CEOs

Designed for graduates of Building Business Acumen (BBA), Applying Business Acumen is the next step in your employees’ business acumen learning journey. 


Drive Alignment for Enterprise Success


Make Calculated Decisions
Towards Growth


Accelerate the Execution of Growth Initiatives

Did you know…

53% of leaders believe their organization is not good at implementing strategy. 

In our course, Building Business Acumen, graduates are introduced to the 5 Business Driver framework and provided tools to understand their company’s strategy and financial performance, allowing them to better think like a CEO.


In our Applying Business Acumen course, participants will learn how to listen to earnings calls, align their work with executive priorities, understand the metrics that guide business decisions, and execute on top priorities. In short, they'll learn how to act like a CEO.

business acumen training
business acumen training

Your solution...

Applying Business Acumen

When employees apply their business acumen, productivity accelerates, engagement improves, and solutions come together as individuals, teams, and executives align around common objectives.


In our experience working with top performers from around the world, we’ve learned that the best employees use their business acumen to:

Learn how to align your agenda to executive priorities communicated in Earnings Calls

Assess current performance against future objectives and create a business case for targeted change

Understand quantitative and qualitative factors contributing to corporate decision making

Learn 4-stage process to guide project management through successful execution

Download the Executive Overview

Help your employees become experts of your business

As easy as 1, 2, boom!

Acumen Learning’s Applying Business Acumen® course can help any professional, from any department, understand the business of our business. That means we’ll speak to each driver through the lens of your company, break down your most recent earnings call, use a gap analysis to work through business problems relevant to your company, and look at your key initiatives.

Step I

Choose Your Delivery

Whether it's a 1-, 2-, 4-day, or blended solution, we can customize our deliveries to best suit your needs.

Step II

Customize Your Course

Together we'll customize your course to cover the quarterly earnings calls, corporate decision-making, and initiatives that are important to your CEO.

Step III

Schedule Your Course

Let's have a conversation about how our Applying Business Acumen training course can help your corporation. Reach us at 801-224-5444.

Hear from participants...

30 Fortune 50 Could Be Onto Something.  


Todd Harrison, Ed.D. • 2nd

Director, Global Organizational Effectiveness and Talent

Kevin and the Acumen Learning team deliver the absolute best business acumen training on the market. In a former company where I worked, even the Finance and Accounting folks said they learned a lot from the session. It is worth the time to check out what Acumen Learning has to offer.


Adam MacVay • 2nd

Vice President of Business Development

Was thoroughly impressed with the content of this program. Grateful Ben Cook's delivery was different from several of my college professors. As a result, the group had fun learning and was absolutely engaged. Topics that many would consider intimidating were spelled out in simple terms. Solid course for anyone seeking additional professional development. 

business acumen training

We know your industry…

Our consultants have worked directly with over 200 different companies and have conducted research on all of their top competitors. This gives them an unparalleled perspective into a wide range of industries. What are the main strategies for driving growth in retail? How are hospitals navigating new industry regulations? Who’s leading in the energy sector? We know the answers to these questions and more, and we’ll give your teams information specific to your business and partners' needs.

Do your employees understand the business of your business?

While most people understand their job, only one out of ten understand metrics that are important to their CEO, and 95% don’t understand their company’s strategy. You end up with employees who are more interested in only getting their work done than in seeing how their work contributes to the bottom line. But when employees have business acumen, productivity accelerates, engagement improves, and solutions come together as individuals, teams, and executives align around common objectives.

business acumen training
business acumen training
CEOs want business leaders…

CEOs need employees who aren't just great at their role but exceptional business leaders. Someone who can help them along the path forward. A business leader who makes strategic, data-driven actions. In other words, your CEOs want to have business people who just so happen to be in HR or IT or Engineering.

As such, your training will have a particular focus on executive needs. Participants will be taught how to quickly analyze your company's communications from a strategic and financial perspective and create action items around that strategy.

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