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

HRM 86503 Human Resources Management

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the understanding and management of human behavior in organizations for optimal organizational effectiveness and individual outcomes. Managing the dynamics of individual, group, and system relationships to achieve organizational goals is recognize

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the ways firms gain competitive advantage through people.
  • Explain the linkages between competitive strategies and human resources.
  • Discuss significant court cases affecting equal employment opportunity.
  • Indicate the methods used in job analysis.
  • Compare the advantages of internal and external recruitment.
  • Describe decision strategies for employee selection.
  • Identify the principles of learning and describe how they facilitate training.
  • Outline the characteristics of an effective performance appraisal.
  • Explain employee concerns in developing a strategic compensation program.
  • Discuss the basic requirements for successful implementation of incentive programs.
  • Describe the characteristics of a sound benefits program.
  • Summarize the general provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  • Explain the concepts of employee rights and employer responsibilities.
  • Identify and explain the principal federal laws which provide the framework for labor relations.
  • Explain the economic, political, legal and cultural factors in different countries that human resource managers must consider.
  • Describe the components of a high-performance work system.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.

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