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

MIS 87510 Technology Concepts for Managers

Credits : 3

This course studies the role of information technology in operations, decision making, and learning in organizations. The premise being that possessing adequate knowledge of technology is a pre-requisite for a successful manager. The course explores the dynamic links between technology and business strategies. Topics reviewed are technology life cycles, mapping, core competence and competition assessment, as well as internal and external technology transfer.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor
  • Evaluate systems thinking related to business communication, Supply Chain Mgt. and Porter's value chain analysis
  • Analyze organizational needs for ERP systems and the relationship of IT metrics and effectiveness
  • Assess the need for ethics and security and the effect on IT roles and responsibilities
  • Summarize the impact of quality on information and its relationship to DBMS
  • Investigate BI, Data Warehouses, CRM and various systems in making business decisions
  • Evaluate the challenges of E-Business and describe the next generation of online business
  • Analyze the SDLC and the fundamentals of Project Management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of BI Tools and how they benefit the business
  • Evaluate various sourcing models and how business and technology is shaping 21st century organizations
  • Demonstrate 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 you understanding of the course concepts
  • Deliver an effective oral presentation through an informative and persuasive presentation
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