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

HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
  • Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
  • Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
  • Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
  • Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
  • Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
  • Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
  • Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
  • Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
  • Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
  • Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
  • Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
  • Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
  • Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
  • Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
  • Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
  • Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
  • Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
  • Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
  • Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
  • Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
  • Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.

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