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At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.

Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.

Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.

Undergraduate Business Courses

HRM 2107 Supervisory Management

Credits : 3

This course is designed to provide the Learner with a working knowledge of the supervisory skills necessary for dealing with problems within the organization. Elements such as communications, motivation, discipline, negotiations and conflict management will be covered. This course will also explore current events, contemporary issues, and ethical dilemmas that surround the role of being a supervisor.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the major competencies that supervisors are expected to bring to their work.
  • List a number of ways by which supervisors can improve the quality of work life for their employees and allow them to have fun at work.
  • Identify and evaluate the principal sources of cost improvement ideas, list some positive approaches, and explain why some cost improvement suggestions might be rejected.
  • List the nine steps in problem solving and decision making that lead to the removal of a problem’s cause.
  • Define authority, responsibility, and accountability and explain their relationships.
  • Identify the steps of the staffing process and explain the extent of a supervisor’s participation in each.
  • Identify major ethical issues in training.
  • Differentiate between the assumptions of Theory X and Theory Y, and explain the importance of trust.
  • Describe the major needs that employees typically have, and explain how they influence motivation and behavior.
  • Assess the quality of their nonverbal communication skills and identify needed changes.
  • Explain the main purposes and benefits of an employee performance appraisal.
  • Identify the various kinds of absenteeism and know the recommended remedial approaches for each.
  • Explain the formation, roles, and influence of informal groups in an organization.
  • Identify the seven major areas of organizational control that guide supervisory actions and explain the technique of management by exception.
  • Calculate productivity ratios and percentages, and know what factors contribute to rising or falling productivity rates.
  • Discuss the nature and workplace implications of a culturally diverse society.
  • Discuss a supervisor’s responsibilities in labor-management relations, as affected by significant provisions of the main labor-management relations laws.
  • Identify a set of supervisory time wasters and tactics for better time management.
  • 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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