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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

BUS 87305 Ethnography of Corporate Culture

Credits : 3

This course examines how ethnographic methods may be used to analyze information-based work practices and to design business/corporate systems to be sensitive to those who use them. Corporate culture is a highly distributed, infrastructural and rapidly changing entity that endows organizational action with its deepest significance. Corporate cultures must be studied by ethnographic methods of “thick description”. Grounded in this way, the course aims to help Learners develop the judgment necessary to design, test, and evaluate effective business systems of the future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Compare Ethnography growth as a research method
  • Explain how to select best qualitative research method for situation analysis
  • Evaluate and prepare ethical matrix and predict outcomes
  • Construct best theory concepts for hypothetical testing and findings
  • Determine most effective domain analysis for ethnographic research
  • Demonstrate focused observation methods for ethnographic conclusions
  • Develop detailed ethnographic maps for taxonomy assessments
  • Examine various cultural variables for inclusions in ethnographic projects
  • Create and recommend specific theories for inclusion development
  • Design an Ethnographic manuscript suitable for journal publication
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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