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miniMBA: Financial Acumen


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Full course description

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What You'll Learn

The bottom line is where success is often measured, and all decision-makers, regardless of their role, benefit from learning about the topics of Financial Management, Accounting and Decision-Making, and Cash Flows and Taxes. A well-rounded leader understands the language of finance and its impact on the organization.

The introductory topic of Financial Management begins by comparing valuation methods, capital budgeting, and investment risk and return, as well as providing a broad overview of common finance terminology.  Accounting and Decision-Making focus on managerial accounting and dive into planning and control, performance evaluation and measurement, and their impact on ROI. Finally, the Cash Flows and Taxes module discusses how to effectively incorporate accounting and cash flow information into decision-making, specifically on whether to invest; however, the processes explained here can be used when making almost any type of business decision. 

Course Topics

  • Financial Management
  • Accounting and Decision-Making
  • Cash Flows, Taxes, and Decision-Making

miniMBA Certificate Overview

Miami University's miniMBA program consists of five short courses, each focusing on a different area of business. Led by renowned faculty from Miami's Farmer School of Business, you'll advance your business acumen and earn a digital badge of completion for each three-module course. Complete all five courses to earn your shareable, verifiable miniMBA Certificate.

Why Miami?

Miami University Farmer School of Business students — tomorrow's leaders — choose us for our teaching excellence, global perspective, access to business leaders, career connections, and outstanding alumni network. Farmer ranks in the nation's top 15 public undergraduate business schools — and number one in Ohio (Poets & Quants, 2023). Our academic programs are all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Computer and Browser Requirements

A computer or laptop is recommended for an optimal learning experience. Miami University hosts this course in its learning management system, Canvas. Most browsers should work fine, but Canvas provides a list of minimum browser and computer requirements and a tool to check whether the browser you are using is up to date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund for the course, you must complete the Refund Request Form within 3 days of enrollment.

Enrollment Guidelines

This course is currently open to those in the United States. Our payment gateway does not accept international credit cards at this time.


  • Haim Kassa, Associate Professor
  • David Yin, Assistant Professor
  • Lee Biggerstaff, Associate Professor
  • Eric Marinich, Associate Teaching Professor
  • Michele Frank, Assistant Professor

Learn more about Farmer School of Business faculty.