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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

HRM 87502 Compensation Issues in Human Resources Management

Credits : 3

This course explores four strategic choices in managing compensation. These strategic choices include concerns for internal consistency, external competitiveness, employee contributions, and administration. Each of these strategic decisions is examined in terms of the major compensation issues requiring resolution. The examination is made in the context of related theories, research, and state-of-the-art practices that can guide compensation decision-making.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain strategic perspectives reflecting the organization’s culture and values.
  • Compare the various pay structures and the pay model.
  • Generalize the reasons for performing a job analysis.
  • Summarize the importance of job descriptions.
  • Explain the principles of competitive pay policy.
  • Compare compensation and employee motivation.
  • Support the factors of how to manage measuring and paying for performance.
  • Summarize the role of performance appraisal in compensation decisions.
  • Explain the value of employee benefits.
  • Describe the role of unions in wage and salary policies and practices.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
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