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

MGT 86537 Management of Information Systems for Managers

Credits : 3

This course describes the role of IT in management, including current professional practices and methodologies. It includes presentation of systems theory, decision theory, organizational models, types of IT, planning and IT development. The course examines the organizational philosophies that seek to bridge the gap between management of information systems and the information needs of management in making sound decisions

Learning Outcomes:
  • Illustrate the use of the Information Systems components in transforming data resources into information products that are useful to a business
  • Measure how businesses can use competitive strategies to increase the value of the business and have a competitive edge
  • Compare and contrast the major types of computers and their technologies.
  • Rank the popularity of software packages for end user’s productivity and collaborative computing.
  • Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of managing the data resources of the business through a database approach compared to a file processing approach
  • Compare the trends in the industries, technologies and Internet technologies in telecommunications.
  • Explain how Internet and other information technologies support business processes within the business functions of accounting, human resource management, marketing, production, and operations management.
  • Compare and contrast processes of an e-commerce system and identify how they are implemented in e-commerce applications
  • Summarize how neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, virtual reality, and intelligent agents are used in business
  • Use the development process and the model IS components as the framework for solving a business problem
  • Compare and contrast how ethical issues in information technology affects business employment, individuality, working conditions, privacy, crime, health and solutions to social problems.
  • Summarize the effects of global business/IT strategy toward a transnational business strategy
  • 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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