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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 87504 Supervisory Concepts and Practices

Credits : 3

This course develops supervisory skills that can be used to improve job performance at the manager’s level. It focuses on contemporary issues such as: the changing workplace, management by wandering around, employee decision making and the need for trust, and contrasting views of empowerment and decentralization. It explains the blending of practice, theory, and skills necessary for effective supervision in modern organizational settings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Determine why supervisors must continually grow and develop as professionals.
  • Assess the concept of authority as a requirement for any managerial position.
  • Generalize the implications that communication has on effective supervision management.
  • Compare the reasons why people behave the way they do.
  • Support the leadership components of supervision.
  • Examine the importance of decision-making skills.
  • Defend the supervisor’s role in organizational planning.
  • Measure tactical strategies for gaining acceptance of plans.
  • Define the Discipline without punishment approach to progressive discipline.
  • Assess the value of organizational tools that are used in supervisory organizing efforts.
  • Generalize how labor unions continue to affect organizations and the supervisory position.
  • Defend the hiring decision and the importance of documentation.
  • Compare the performance and clarify the supervisor’s role in the process.
  • Evaluate the unity-of-command principle in relation to using directives.
  • Support work groups and their meaning for supervisors.
  • Evaluate the nature and importance of the managerial controlling function.
  • Distinguish between supervisory handling of employee complaints and grievances in a unionized situation.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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