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

IB 87518 International Financial Management

Credits : 3

This course provides a comparative study of the institutional characteristics and internal efficiency of developed and undeveloped capital markets. The role of multilateral institutions, multinational corporations, states, and the structure of trade in the international short and long-term capital flow. It provides the information resources to make intelligent investment decisions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Distinguish international finance from domestic finance.
  • Illustrate the institutional framework within which the movement of capital is accommodated.
  • Analyze how the balance of payment date may be interpreted.
  • Explain corporate governance structures across countries.
  • Examine the institutional framework within which exchange rates are determined.
  • Compare interest rate parity and purchasing power parity.
  • Appraise exchange-traded currency future - contracts, options, and currency futures.
  • Grade methods available for the management of transaction exposure.
  • Analyze methods for managing and hedging economic exposure.
  • Assess the changes in exchange rates have on financial statements of multinational companies.
  • Discuss world financial markets and institutions.
  • Explain the structure of the international bond market.
  • Compare the primary and secondary markets through the world.
  • Measure the usefulness of interest rate swaps.
  • Assess the effects of fluctuating exchange rates on international portfolio investments.
  • Classify the various issues associated with foreign direct investment by MNCs.
  • Evaluate the cost of capital for the multinational firm.
  • Examine the methodology used to analyze the investment of capital in a foreign country.
  • Summarize the various issues associated with multinational cash management.
  • Explain the microstructure of international trade.
  • Examine the international tax environment.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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