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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 2405 Compensation Management

Credits : 3

This course will introduce the learner to compensation practice. It will strive to provide an understanding of compensation practices and the environment in which business professionals plan, implement, and evaluate compensation systems. Compensation management’s role in promoting companies' competitive advantage is invaluable.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Differentiate between strategic and tactical compensation.
  • Analyze the external market aspects of strategic analysis.
  • Examine the various laws that influence private sector companies' and labor unions' compensation practices.
  • Assess the role of performance appraisal in the merit pay process.
  • Compare how incentive pay and traditional pay systems differ.
  • Identify reasons that companies adopt pay-for-knowledge and skill-based pay programs.
  • Demonstrate the importance of building internally consistent compensation systems.
  • Design the statistical analysis of compensation surveys.
  • Discuss the fundamental principles of pay structure design.
  • Explain the role of discretionary benefits in strategic compensation.
  • Illustrate the features of defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans.
  • Describe the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993.
  • Summarize the components of executive employee benefits.
  • Analyze the strategic issues and choices in using contingent workers.
  • Describe competitive strategies and how international activities fit in.
  • Compare differences between pay and benefits in the United States and around the world.
  • 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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