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

MGT 86500 Business Organization and Management

Credits : 3

This course is a study of organizational culture and its influence on organizational behavior, employee attitudes, productivity and business operations. It covers the historical evolution of management, organizational design, motivation, change management, culture, strategic planning, and critical implementation/control elements vital to successful management and strategy. Social responsibility, ethics, and globalization are also emphasized.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Recognize the nature of management activity and practice, as well as the systems and contingency approaches to management, as well as the systems and contingency approaches to management.
  • Discuss the impact on the management decisions and actions from forces in the industrial and international environments of an organization.
  • Comprehend the nature, operating principles, activities and theories that form the basis for controlling the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
  • Recognize the organizational obligations regarding social responsibility and ethical behavior.
  • Describe the decision-making conditions, approaches, concepts, and techniques associated with managerial decision making.
  • Discuss the importance of creativity and innovation to the U.S. economy and organizations.
  • Recognize the challenges to organizations and management practice emanating from the globalization of business.
  • Develop and refine one’s managerial style and philosophy
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of your understanding of the concepts and constructs.

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