Single Courses - School of Business

Single Master’s-Level Business Courses

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

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Business. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as finance, human resources, change management, international business and project management.

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

Graduate Business Courses

FIN 87513 Investment Management

Credits : 3

This course covers the theoretical and technical concepts involved in investing in marketable securities. A framework for making intelligent investment decisions and achieving successful investment results is developed through a global outlook. It covers major issues of concern to all investors including risk-return trade off, modern portfolio theory with efficient diversification, asset allocation, futures, options, and other derivative security markets.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Integrate understanding of the various financial instruments available to the potential investor.
  • Apply the concept of risk aversion in measuring a utility function and understand how risk aversion affects allocation.
  • Examine behavioral finance, technical analysis, factor models, capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and arbitrage pricing theory (APT).
  • Assess how term structure, interest rate risk, and duration are associated with building a bond portfolio.
  • Implement security analysis by employing equity valuation models and financial statement analysis
  • Demonstrate an understanding of option valuation, futures markets, and other derivatives.
  • Calculate and measure portfolio performance.
  • Devise hedge strategies to offset currency risk involved in international investing.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the concepts and constructs.

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