Single Courses - School of Business

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

IB 87516 Global Business Strategic Management

Credits : 3

This course presents a global perspective of dynamic management issues in diverse international host environments. Cross-cultural management and competitive strategies are evaluated in the context of global changes—the evolving European Union, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and rapidly growing Asian economies—that require new management applications. Real-life business cases are used to present course material and provide Learners with decisions that managers of multinational corporations face each day.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor
  • Analyze the competitive landscape and how globalization changes it
  • Measure the importance of identifying internal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Define business level strategy, and formulate the value of strategic leadership
  • Evaluate competitive dynamics and standard-cycle markets.
  • Demonstrate the incentives and resources that encourage diversification.
  • Examine the attributes of effective acquisitions.
  • Illustrate the four major benefits of having an international strategy.
  • Assess cooperative strategies and risks, and explain corporate governance
  • Integrate and apply Critical Thinking and content specific competencies ethically to course concepts
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of you understanding of the course concepts
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology

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