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Showcase Your Skills with Acumen Badges in the Online Flores MBA

Newsroom | Articles March 14, 2024
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The Flores MBA program is excited to announce a new feature to showcase your proficiency in essential business skills: Acumen Badges! The program is introducing digital badges as a way for you to highlight, in real time, your competencies in core business skills to employers and colleagues as you go through the MBA program. 

What are Acumen Badges? 

Acumen Badges are digital credentials that represent your proficiency in specific business areas. The online Flores MBA program offers three badges: 

  • Leadership Acumen Badge: This badge demonstrates your understanding of adaptive leadership and transferable skills, such as critical thinking, self-reflection, teamwork, and collaboration. It highlights your preparedness to lead in dynamic business environments. 
  • Management Acumen Badge: This badge highlights your foundational knowledge and practical skills in decision-making, task delegation, and effective communication. It also emphasizes your competencies in change management and workplace optimization. 
  • Financial Acumen Badge: This badge shows your core understanding of key financial principles and the ability to communicate them effectively across an organization. It also represents your proficiency in accounting, investment decisions, cash flow management, and evaluating organizational financial performance.  

How to Earn Acumen Badges 

To earn an Acumen Badge, you must complete all corresponding courses for each acumen area with no less than a grade of B-. 

See the exact requirements for each badge: 

Benefits of Acumen Badges 

Earning Acumen Badges can provide you with several advantages in your career: 

  • Stand out from the competition— Acumen Badges can help you differentiate yourself from other job candidates by showcasing your specific skills and knowledge as you complete each acumen area. 
  • Improve your resume and portfolio— You can add Acumen Badges to your online resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn profile to make a strong impression on potential employers. 
  • Track your progress— Acumen Badges provide a visual representation of your learning journey and can help you stay motivated. 
  • Connect with potential employers— Many employers actively seek candidates with demonstrated business acumen, so these badges can be a great way to open potential career opportunities. 

About the Online Flores MBA 

The online Flores MBA is flexible and convenient, designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. Through this program, you can earn your MBA in as few as 18 months without interrupting your career. The AACSB-accredited degree program is also top-ranked by The Online MBA Report, U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Fortune Education. 

Why students choose the online Flores MBA: 

  • World-class faculty: Our instructors are experienced professionals who are passionate about helping students succeed. 
  • Career-relevant curriculum: The curriculum is practical and comprehensive, focusing on real-world business challenges. 
  • Networking opportunities: You’ll be able to meaningfully connect with other students and an engaged alumni network of over 250,000 graduates. 
  • Competitive tuition: We offer competitive tuition rates that make this program an excellent value. 
  • Save time and money: Students can earn up to 12 credit hours from previous education or certifications. This can help you save both time and money while earning your degree.  

Ready to take your career to the next level with a business degree? Learn more about the online Flores MBA program, or apply today! 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a digital badge?  

A digital badge is a verified and meaningful way to showcase successful completion of a specific set of criteria, knowledge, or skills in a format that can be readily shared online. It is a digital representation of achievement that can be earned by completing specific tasks or assessments and provides employers with a reliable way to verify earned competencies. A digital badge will include information on skills and qualifications, as well as the activities that were used to earn the achievement. LSU Online & Continuing Education (OCE) uses Canvas Credentials (formerly known as Badgr) as its digital badge issuer.  

Do alumni receive badges?  

No. Only current (and future) students in the Online Flores MBA program are eligible to earn the acumen badges listed above. LSU OCE will begin issuing these badges beginning in March 2024.  

If a current student has already completed the courses required to earn a badge, they will automatically receive a notification from Canvas Credentials, on behalf of LSU OCE, letting them know how they can claim it. 

How can earning an MBA Acumen Badge help my career?  

An acumen is a core understanding of a targeted subject area. Students who earn an acumen badge are able to demonstrate to current or prospective employers clear and verified evidence of their knowledge and skills in the associated areas: finance, leadership, and management.  

How do I display and share my badges? 

Once you receive the email from Canvas Credentials and have claimed your badge, you can display it on various social media channels, such as LinkedIn Certifications. Review the Sharing Badges guide from Canvas Credentials for more information.

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