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

HRM 87503 Labor Relations

Credits : 3

This course examines the history and development of labor relations, the structure of union organizations and the process of negotiations and contract administration. The course begins by establishing the present state of the labor movement and models the decision process so that it can be used to decide whether or not to participate in organizing a union. Also covered are the laws and regulations governing collective bargaining, impasse resolution and contract administration.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the basic features of the contemporary U.S. labor relations system.
  • Explain the historical significance and contrasting strategies of the major labor organizations.
  • Assess the criticisms of U.S. labor law and possible directions for reform.
  • Explain how new unions are formed in the United States.
  • Compare the major third-party dispute resolution mechanisms and their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explain the nature of U.S. union contracts.
  • Classify the pressures for increased workplace flexibility.
  • Formulate alternative arrangements for governing the global workplace.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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