Start by taking a single course
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
LDR 2480 Leadership Group Dynamics
This course explores the group dynamics of good leadership. It requires the effective leader to be cognizant of how their group interacts and functions both individually and collectively. A good leader recognizes that many team problems are not the results of individual faults, but instead, unfilled necessary functions within their team framework. Being able to recognize and maintain these necessary functions is not hereditary, but a learned skill developed through formal training and education.Learning Outcomes:
- Explain how good listening and communications skills are paramount to good leadership.
- Summarize the elements of a good communications model.
- Explain what is meant by motivation, satisfaction, and team performance.
- Describe the Ginnett's Team Leadership Model.
- Explain the difference between coaching and mentoring.
- Explain the psychological components and practices of empowerment.
- Explain how to empower members of your team to accomplish tasks.
- Differentiate between transformational and charismatic leaders.
- Describe how to set and maintain goals through effective leadership.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.