Start by taking a single course
At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and 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.
Undergraduate Business Courses
ECO 2300 Macroeconomics
This course focuses on macroeconomics which is the social science that studies the way societies in the aggregate focus on economic growth, unemployment and inflation. Topics of this course include: gross domestic product, national income, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, the federal reserve system, monetary policy, exchange rate issues and the effects that each of these have on the nation's economy.Learning Outcomes:
- Summarize the U.S. twentieth century business cycle.
- Explain the factors that enable an economy to grow.
- Explain the reason for the decline and fall of the communist system.
- Explain the consumption and savings functions.
- Contrast the differences between the business-investment, government, and export-import sectors.
- Explain fluctuations in the economy and the effect these fluctuations have on GDP.
- Distinguish between an inflationary gap and deflationary gap.
- Describe purpose of the US Federal Reserve system.
- Identify key trends in the global economy.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.