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

PM 86900 Project Management Concepts and Essentials

Credits : 3

This course is organized around the various concepts and essentials discussed in the PMBOK, plus it helps to prepare the student to take the PMP and CAPM certification exams through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Special attention is given to the triple constraints composed of project planning or scope, project budgeting, and project scheduling. Also, the importance of allocating resources is discussed, plus, the proper methods for monitoring, controlling, and evaluating project tasks and deliverables.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the basic differences between a project, non-project, and program.
  • Describe various approaches to project management and importance of flexibility.
  • Assess different methods for dealing with conflicts.
  • Explain the use of master project plans and the benefits of using a template project action plan.
  • Describe the importance of multidisciplinary teams for projects.
  • Explain how to develop a project budget and the risks associated with it.
  • Explain critical path management.
  • Describe the use of PERT/CPM, Gantt charts, and GERT in project management design.
  • Explain the importance of proper resources allocation for a project.
  • Evaluate the six major areas covered in the PMBOK.
  • 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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