General Electric’s law department appreciates the value of its lawyers being numerate and knowledgeable about business. The department “conduct[s] a weeklong advanced business course for lawyers, aimed at 30 of the high-achieving or high-potential individuals and covering such topics as financial analysis, controllership, and GE metrics.” (See my post of May 14, 2005 on special treatment of high potential lawyers.)
Ben Heineman, the former GC of GE, describes this training in Corp. Counsel, Vol. 13, April 2006 at 89, and adds that that his aspiration was to provide online basic business training for all lawyers around the world (See my post of May 3, 2006 on business aptitude and collected cites.).