Single Courses - School of Business

Single Master’s-Level Business Courses

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

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Business. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as finance, human resources, change management, international business and project management.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in CalSouthern’s Master of Business Administration program, a bachelor’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.

Graduate Business Courses

FIN 86505 Corporate Finance

Credits : 3

This course covers the theory and practical applications of finance that builds successful companies by developing win-win relationships with suppliers, excelling in customer-relationship management, and providing high-quality services and products at a relatively low cost. It demonstrates the necessary skills to supply enough capital to accomplish these things and to support financial resources through capital generation, asset planning, and asset management.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Establish an understanding of basic financial management principles.
  • Examine risk, return, and portfolio theory.
  • Analyze stocks & bonds in terms of valuation.
  • Compare options and their valuation.
  • Evaluate capital budgeting projects.
  • Interpret cash flows relative to capital projects.
  • Analyze corporate valuations using financial statements.
  • Contrast corporate governance in relation to corporate valuations.
  • Examine capital structure decisions of distributions to shareholders.
  • Compare financing alternatives and decisions.
  • Understand special topics in finance.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Assess information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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