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
SBM 2401 Small Business Management
This course introduces small business management and the multitudes of management skills required for successful operation. It discusses the many decisions that must be made from what type of business to launch, to what your measure of success might be, to how to keep control of inventory. It illustrates the economic and social impact of small businesses and the process and factors related to entrepreneurship.Learning Outcomes:
- Describe the different legal ownership structures a business can be created within.
- Explain the strategic planning process.
- Explain the purpose and importance of the business plan.
- Describe the different ways to start a business and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Explain the importance of accurate financial statements and records to a small business.
- Determine the financing needs of your business and where to look for sources of funding.
- Describe laws and regulations that affect small businesses.
- Explain the purpose of market research.
- Explain competitive advantage.
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different sources of employee recruitment.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.