Single Courses - School of Business

Single Doctoral-Level Business Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses offered by the CalSouthern’s School of Business. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as leadership, technology management, statistics, organizational development, finance, consumer behavior and supply chain management.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Business Administration program, a master’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.

Doctoral Business Courses

MGT 87500 Organizational Development and Design

Credits : 3

This course is about moving organizations forward by planning, diagnosing, implementing, and evaluating organization development interventions. It summarizes the basic processes, approaches, and strategies of organizational development that are effective in managing organizational change. A close look is taken at managing layoffs, divestitures, closings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Investigate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor
  • Describe Organizational Behavior and the value of Ethical Conduct.
  • Evaluate the most effective methods to manage diversity and understand socializing and organizational culture.
  • Compare various personalities to maximize effectiveness, appraise values & attitudes
  • Create a method to understand group social perceptions.
  • Recommend strategies that will improve job performance incorporating motivation
  • Understand teams & effective group dynamics and decision-making & how to develop leadership skills
  • How to resolve conflicts within the organization through negotiation.
  • Solve communication issues and plan for managing stress
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the Business environment
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
  • Analyze and evaluate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts
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