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 87516 Capital Markets
This course studies the collection of markets, institutions, laws, regulations, and techniques through which bonds, stocks, and other securities are traded, interest rates are determined, and financial services are produced and delivered worldwide. It explains the mechanisms by which financial assets are created, valued, and traded, and the critical importance of public and private information in determining the value of financial assets to link the financial and non-financial markets in the global economy.Learning Outcomes:
- Rate the types of financial markets that facilitate the flow of funds.
- Evaluate the organizational structure of the Fed, and how the Fed influences monetary policy.
- Interpret the components of the most popular money market securities.
- Appraise the private equity market, the investor participation in the stock markets, and the process of initial public offering.
- Examine the background on financial futures contracts.
- Illustrate the market structure of commercial banks, and describe the most common sources of funds for these banks.
- Point out how savings institutions have been exposed to recent crises, and provide a background on credit unions, including their main sources and uses of funds.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Assess the relevance of the principles of intermediation of real world situations.