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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

IB 87512 International Economics

Credits : 3

This course explains the economic foundations of international trade and investment. Topics include: governmental intervention in international business; international monetary systems, balance of payments analysis, the foreign exchange markets and currencies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define the basic theory using demand and supply.
  • Explain who gains and who loses from trade.
  • Explain the alternative theories of trade.
  • Discover the improvements in production technologies and other intangible influences.
  • Describe the effect of a tariff on producers and consumers
  • Examine various kinds of nontariff barriers to imports and their effects.
  • Identify different types of trade blocs and trade embargos.
  • Determine what creates the global environmental challenges today.
  • Identify the framework used to summarize a country's international transaction.
  • Examine the forward exchange and international financial investment.
  • Determine how well we can predict exchange rates.
  • Describe the government policies toward the foreign exchange market.
  • Describe how the open macroeconomy works.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
  • Examine arguments proposing that import protection is good for the country.
  • Explore how businesses and governments push for more exports than their country would sell under ordinary competition.
  • Summarize the best available measures of growth rates in real gross domestic product.
  • Determine the accounting processes used to keep track of flows of value both in and out of the country.
  • Determine the exchange rate policy a country should have.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively
  • Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

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