Business Acumen-Finance

Business Acumen-Finance

Learn how to make better business decisions based on accounting.

Talent Quest
Updated Jul 07, 2020

There are three business languages managers need to understand in order to make the best decisions. These languages are accounting, finance, and economics. Leaders use these languages to see how their company has performed in the past (accounting), plan how the company should move forward (finance), and predict how outside influences will affect their plan (economics). The benefits of having a working knowledge of these three languages include being able to understand and communicate with others in the organization about financial issues, making decisions that align with overall corporate goals and strengthening your value to the company.


0.25 hours, Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

0.25 hours, Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the HR Certificate Institute (HRCI)