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Single Doctoral-Level Business Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses offered by the CalSouthern’s School of Business. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as leadership, technology management, statistics, organizational development, finance, consumer behavior and supply chain management.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Business Administration program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Business Courses

ACT 87530 Management Finance and Control

Credits : 3

This course provides an in-depth look at how organizations manage financial resources through capital generation, asset management, and asset planning. Complex accounting rules used to analyze and create the financial information used to evaluate a firms financial standing will be studied. Topics included in this course are budgetary planning and controls, financial and risk analysis, and managerial decision making. Learners will develop an understanding of the external users of financial information, such as investors, customers, analysts and the financial media.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the nature of Management Control systems.
  • Analyze the most effective strategies to manage the organizational environment.
  • Design the management control strategies by understanding and socializing the organizational behavior.
  • Identify various responsibility centers within the organization to maximize effectiveness and revenue.
  • Appraise how profit centers function within the management control environment.
  • Describe how transfer pricing works as an extension of management control.
  • Review how investment centers serve as an extension of the management control system.
  • Discuss why strategic planning is a necessary control function.
  • Describe the necessity of a realistic budget as a guideline for production and profit.
  • Review the need for analysis of financial data for the most effective decisions.
  • Describe how best to use interactive controls to effect performance within the organization.
  • Solve compensation issues by developing and utilizing effective guidelines.
  • Test variations in control systems to increase organizational effectiveness in meeting goals.
  • Recommend proven strategies to effectively provide quality service.
  • Review the necessity of control systems for the multinational organization.
  • Plan on how best to manage discrete projects until completion.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively
  • Evaluate information critically and competently
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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