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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

PM 86901 Project Management Strategic Design

Credits : 3

This course explores the principal means by which operational and strategic changes are managed in contemporary organizations for both profit and not-for-profit enterprises. The course objectives illustrate the importance of project management as to its proper role and position in strategic management.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate the importance in learning and understanding the history of project management.
  • Determine the kinds of projects to undertake and important questions to ask to estimate project importance.
  • Illustrate how the various parameters of project management interact and the importance of “synergistic thinking.”
  • Determine what types of information and project audit you would provide the board of directors.
  • Explain the differences and importance of both strategic management and strategic planning.
  • Explain what a PSM is and determine the necessary steps.
  • Explain how you determine and address the impact of strategic and environmental issues, plus, assess the relevance of these issues.
  • Determine why you would use project portfolio management and how to allocate organizational resources.
  • Determine differences between the continuous improvement model and stage project management maturity model.
  • Explain the importance of organizational design and matrix organizational forms, plus, the advantages and disadvantages of each form.
  • Explain project planning and various modern planning practices used.
  • Explain EVMS as to its side benefits, changes to be expected, and its ability to track costs and schedule data.
  • Explain how you would determine your leadership style and research for improving your strengths and identifying your weaknesses.
  • Differentiate between the various leadership roles in an organization, plus, how effectively interact with stakeholders.
  • Determine what constitutes active listening and what management can do to improve communications in the organization.
  • Determine what constructs make a quality project team from a self-directed and self-managed team perspective.
  • Distinguish how to use projects to develop continuous improvement within your organization.
  • Judge the importance of organizational culture for both your company and project success.
  • Formulate alternative teams and determine how to gain acceptance by the organization of these new paradigmatic approaches in project management.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Assess information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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