The Foundations Acumen at Utah State University is an intensive, one-semester (summer) course of study specially designed for non-business undergraduate degree holders who wish to pursue graduate degrees in business.
The Acumen provides an exposure to the core business functional areas to build an understanding of the context in which business decisions are made. Passing the Acumen will satisfy most prerequisite business course requirements to begin advanced study in various graduate business programs (MBA, MSHR, IMBA, etc.)
Because the Acumen is in lieu of prerequisite undergraduate business courses, students who have undergraduate degrees in business fields (such as accounting, finance, business information systems, marketing, production, management, and, in some cases, economics, etc.) have probably already satisfied all or most of these requirements and need not take the Acumen.