Business abbreviations and business acronyms, also known as buzzwords, fill the workplace. You find them in marketing, technology, finance, and more. Business acronyms and abbreviations serve as shorthand for terms that busy professionals and marketing teams use often.
Business abbreviations help you write concise reports and effective email and text messages — unless overused. Our simple plain English list includes the most common business acronyms in the business world.
Learn These Common Business Acronyms and Abbreviations
Many of the business acronyms on this list are ones you see in communications every day, as CEO. Others aren’t so familiar, like CMO. But learning them will help put you “in the know.”
Office and Management Terminology
Chief Executive Officer. The highest-ranking executive of a company. The board and shareholders select the CEO.
Chief Financial Officer. The senior executive is responsible for managing the finances.
Chief Information Officer. This executive is responsible for the information and computer technologies of a company by managing, implementing, and addressing their usability.
Chief Marketing Officer. The executive is responsible for marketing activities.
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. Refers to the legal requirement to allow workers to remain on a group health plan after leaving the company. See insurance acronyms.
Chief Operating Officer. The second in command and oversees the day-to-day administration…