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 86529 Project Management
This course is organized around the project management life cycle to mirror the way a real world project would be executed. It provides you with essential project management concepts and ties them into the Project Management Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute. Techniques such as PERT, Gantt and CPM for tracking the integrated nature of performance, cost and time in every project are included.Learning Outcomes:
- Define a project, importance of strategic planning, and integrative approaches.
- Explain strategic management process: checklist vs weighed factor method.
- Explore functional, matrix, and dedicated team approaches.
- Explore project scope statement, time, scope, cost, and work packages.
- Explain communication plan and critical importance of accurate estimates.
- Discuss organizational culture, bottom-up and top-down estimating, and types of costs.
- Define work breakdown schedule (WBS) and project network.
- Discuss project lags, types of risks, plus, budget and management reserves.
- Explore project priority, resource scheduling, outsourcing, and time-phased baseline.
- Explain crashing a project and project scope.
- Explore indirect project costs, critical path, and leading versus managing projects
- Discuss project cooperation, trust, relationship building, and effective managing skills.
- Evaluate five-stage model, project rewards, and pitfalls of a highly cohesive project team.
- Discuss outsourcing project work, BATNA, and Tracking Gantt Chart.
- Explore schedule variance, BAC, and EAC.
- Discussion project reviews, pay reviews, and environmental project factors.
- Explain local intermediaries and honoring a country’s customs and traditions.
- Explore culture shock and preparation for international projects.
- Discuss oversight tools, maturity model, and traditional project management.
- Discuss iterative incremental development and Agile project management.
- Review differences between traditional project manager and Scrum master.
- Discuss transferability of project management skills and project management careers.
- Explain project management mentoring, CAPM, PMI, and PMP.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
- Access information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.