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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

ECO 87501 Managerial Economics

Credits : 3

This course examines basic static decision models which are used to analyze optimal decision-making processes in economics. Topics included in this course are: basic assumptions and decision analysis; linear programming and duality; risk aversion and risk bearing; Bayesian inference, and Markov Decision problems.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Summarize fundamentals of managerial economic theory.
  • Identify business and consumer objectives.
  • Apply marginal analysis to determine solutions to optimization problems.
  • Apply sensitivity analyses in business decisions by using concept of elasticity.
  • Support the use of econometric tools to analyze data, make forecasts, and present results.
  • Identify how group and individual decisions may differ under different market structures.
  • Interpret the causes of market failure and perform comparative statics to determine the impact of market failure on efficiency.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course objectives.
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