Improving Business Acumen

In today’s fast-paced working environment, it’s important to be able to effectively plan and make decisions. The tools in this section will help managers brush up on essential business knowledge.

Strategic Planning

Webinars: Various SkillPath Webinars
Increasing Your Credibility and Influence at Work

Programs: Ohio Certified Public Managers Program
Ohio Project Management Training
Ohio Passport to Learning Program
Management Advancement for the Public Service Program

Books: The Achiever's Profile: 100 Questions and Answers to Sharpen Your Executive Instincts Author: Allan Cox
Building Business Acumen for Trainers: Skills to Empower the Learning Function Author: Ajay M. Pangarkar, Teresa Kirkwood, Tom Bunzel, Terrance L. Gargiulo
The Practice of Management* Author: Peter F. Drucker
Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Author: Bryson, John M.

Classes: MGT 191 Workshop in Management
HRM 520 Human Resource Management—online course (availability varies)

Decision Making

Books: The One Minute Manager *
Author: Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams*
Author: Ken Blanchard, Donald Carew, Eunice Parisi-Carew
Harvard Business Review on Decision Making

Author: Various Authors
Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions
Author: Hammond, John S.

Electronic The One Minute Manager--Sound Recording (CD) *
Resources: Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager -Electronic book *

Finances & Budgeting

Webinars: Finance 101 For Non-Financial Managers
How to Develop & Administer a Budget

Classes: FIN 240 Financial Management

University Policies

Online: Ohio University Policy and Procedure Manual
Recently Revised Policies
Faculty Handbook

*These resources are free of charge.


Benefits Open Enrollment
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