Business Challenge

Make Decisions That Support the Financial Health of the Business, No Finance Experience Required


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For anyone without a background in finance, discussions regarding financial business matters can quickly leave you feeling out of your depths. You may want to communicate how your work or team is contributing to the profitability and growth of the business, or mitigating risk, but can't find the right words to say to do it justice. 

Fortunately, this is a learnable skill. Though if reading financial textbooks or listening to financial theory isn't going to work for you, Business Challenge offers a risk and judgment-free way to do that. Presented as a simulation, you will work alongside teammates to learn how to use financial data to make decisions that support three key business value drivers: growth, profitability, and risk.


Ideal For

From individual contributors to people leaders, Business Challenge is a training simulation built to teach those without a financial background basic financial lessons in a way that is both understandable and practical.

Key Takeaways

While we know you will complete this program feeling inspired, we'll do you one better. This program will leave you immediately equipped and confidently able to:

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Understand financial data and connect it to company or team strategy

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Make decisions based on key business value drivers: growth, profitability, and risk

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Communicate cross-functionally about pertinent business and finance metrics


What To Expect

Business Challenge is a simulation that allows for real-world practice without real-world consequences. You will work in small teams to practice interpreting financial data using targeted practice exercises. Led by a certified facilitator with extensive finance, you will be taken through lessons on strategic planning, financial statement analysis, cost structure analysis, evaluating financial levers, and the drivers of business value. In the end, they will all be tied back to your everyday reality as an everyday leader.

The Details


$1,295/Per Participant

Time Investment

Two 4-hour sessions over 1 week


This program is 100% online

Reviews From Your Peers

"The simulation was excellent, made you consider factors like risk, competitors, growth strategies but in a fun and engaging way."
Dell Technologies
"We wanted to prove to our employees who were skeptical that learning events in the digital space can have an impact, be meaningful, and entertaining. For that, the Business Challenge simulation was absolutely critical."
Program Director
General Electric (GE)
"I feel that I now have the knowledge to understand CFO level financial discussions at a basic level."
General Electric (GE)

Next Start Date


Tuesday, May 11 at 12:30 PM ET 

the Subsequent session will take place on May 13 at 12:30 pm EST


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Program Partner

Abilitie offers virtual mini-MBAs and business simulations for leaders, which on average earn a 4.6 out of 5.0 from participants. To date, Abilitie has worked with 40+ Fortune 500 clients, including GE, Dell, Marriott, Coca-Cola, AMD, Nokia, and Unilever.



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