Business Fluency Primer: The Need-to-Know Basics and Lingo

Before you can become a true strategic advisor in your organization, you must know some key financial basics, like how to read a financial statement, reading (and understanding) annual reports and how to speak the language of business, including knowing key terms (read: ROI and market cap). In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Some important business terms (and their meanings) you can use
  • Financial statement basics; understanding annual reports
  • Ideas to build your business acumen to make yourself more valuable to management and to your team and keep your learning going
  • Karen Vahouny
    Adjunct professor
    George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management