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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 87525 Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Governance

Credits : 3

This course covers principles and theories of leadership. Included are an in-depth presentation of the challenges of leadership, a discussion of leadership theories, and analysis of the application of various leadership theories to challenging real-world situations, with an emphasis on corporate ethics. It explains how leaders must transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards. It also discusses strategies for improving corporate governance.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess the major leadership theories including the key points of each theory.
  • Analyze the responsibilities and privileges of leaders, including ethical and moral decisions and the use of authority and power.
  • Critically analyze your own leadership style(s) and the impact of those approaches in the workplace.
  • Evaluate the changing nature of leadership in relationship to societal needs, standards, and laws.
  • Analyze and interpret a particular performance-based organizational issue, develop a solution to the issue at hand, and apply appropriate leadership theories in the given situation
  • Evaluate an organizational situation and discuss the process of leadership within groups relating to the alignment of the group to rules and norms of the organization.
  • Describe the differences between a leader and a manager and analyze the perspectives that shape each role for maintaining a healthy organization.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • 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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