Doing business in a globalised world means not only having to transcend the theories of cost accounting and excel formulae making, but it also means being able to apply them within complex real-world challenges. Financial and business acumen are crucial in understanding how a business works, and what it takes to make money. By combining financial literacy – the ability to understand numbers on financial statements, and business literacy – understanding how strategies, behaviours and decisions not only affect the numbers but also drive profitability and sustainable growth, this online programme takes the complexity and mystery out of financial and economic analysis. It provides delegates with an understanding of how to create, position, and deliver a value proposition to customers, and measure success through profitability, cash flow, and shareholder value, using case studies and a business simulation exercise. This programme takes a storytelling approach, which is critical in giving context and meaning to the numbers and facts behind any business.