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 87514 Financial Institutions

Credits : 3

This course takes an innovative approach in focusing on managing return and risk in financial institutions such as commercial banks, savings and loan associations, investment banks and insurance companies. The central theme involves examining the risks facing financial institutions and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Analyze the special role of FIs in the financial system and the functions they provide.
  • Illustrate the activities of Securities Firms and Investment Banks.
  • Assess the risks associated with financial intermediation.
  • Analyze the different types of loans and the measurement of credit risk.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the risks associated with off-balance-sheet risk, foreign exchange risk, and sovereign risk.
  • Integrate understanding of operational risk, liquidity risk, and liability and liquidity management.
  • Evaluate methods of hedging interest rate risk
  • Explore the role of securitization and its effect on the risk-return trade off.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the concepts and constructs.

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