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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

HCA 86800 Healthcare Administration

Credits : 3

This course focuses on providing the student with a systematic understanding of 21st century healthcare leadership and administrative skills. Learners review new healthcare leadership skills relative to complex systems, the inter-relationships among key stakeholders in the industry, cultural diversity, creative and intuitive problem solving techniques, and corporate governance. Administrative topics concerning healing spaces and environments, culturally driven designs, “going green,” and innovative facility layouts are also covered.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss leadership roles and complex systems in the healthcare profession.
  • Explain the age dimensions and role of culture in healthcare leadership.
  • Explore the work factors of innovative leadership in healthcare
  • Explore the steps to innovative healthcare, design thinking, and challenge statement.
  • Explain innovation strategic map, divergence tools, and designing prototypes.
  • Discuss rapid cycle test and factors impacting rapid innovation.
  • Define creative thinking and the thinking process.
  • Apply tools of direct creativity, empathic thinking, and creative problem solving.
  • Explore the concepts of trans-disciplinary learning, tangible outcomes, and innovation space.
  • Explain entrepreneurship, value creation, and the process model.
  • Explore the role of strategic planning and Launch Pad methodology.
  • Discuss the standard business plan and product management process.
  • Evaluate the EBP paradigm and its seven (7) steps, plus, the PICOT.
  • Discuss intervention questions and sources of internal evidence.
  • Explore EBP cultural innovations and key components of the EBP mentor.
  • Discussion Leonard’s characteristics, open system, and the “1+1” concept.
  • Explain complex adaptive systems and WSSG framework.
  • Explore two types of WSSG teams and diffusion of innovation.
  • Discuss design process steps, healing experience, and attributes in the healing environment.
  • Discuss the 10 principles for healing to occur, patient-center and relationship-based care.
  • Review innovations in green design and innovative leaderships for healthcare facility design.
  • Discuss intuitive thinking and “stretching the brain” for innovative insight.
  • Explain reflections, contemplation, mediation, and meaning.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Approval of student’s topic for their Final Research Paper.
  • Start your topic research and preparatory work on your paper.
  • Evaluate the information critically and competently.
  • Allow the student to elaborate and expand their knowledge on an area of interest discussed during the course.
  • Provide the student an opportunity to research a healthcare leadership or administrative concept to expand their knowledge of the healthcare profession.
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