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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 87520 Business Research Methods

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the need for business research. More specifically, it emphasizes the process of planning, acquiring, analyzing, and disseminating relevant data, information, and insights to decision makers in ways that mobilize an organization to take appropriate actions that maximize business performance.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor
  • Formulate what you need to develop a solid research hypothesis.
  • Categorize what is included in all aspects of research design
  • Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research methodology
  • Construct the 5 questions that must be answered to develop a sampling plan
  • Analyze the six-step hypotheses testing procedure
  • Evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Measure the three general classes of information and how they contribute to the testing instrument
  • Appraise the advantages and disadvantages of the experimental method
  • Determine how to classify and select multivariate techniques
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the course concepts
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