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
ENT 2402 Entrepreneurial Financing and Venture Capital Management
The focus of this course is to introduce the entrepreneurial student to financial thinking, tools, and techniques. The student will learn various theories, knowledge and financial tools an entrepreneur needs to start, build, promote, and manage a successful business venture. The course also discusses methods to obtain financial capital for launching and developing a business venture. The student will determine how to interact with financial institutions and regulatory agencies to promote the venture to its full potential, plus, provide return and liquidity for the venture’s investors.Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss the differences between entrepreneurial process and financial markets.
- Illustrate the components of a business and SWOT analysis.
- Identify the various types of business structures.
- Explain the use of ratio analyses.
- Define cash budget and steps for forecasting growth rates.
- Apply balance sheet information and various risk concepts.
- Explain various securities acts and legal restrictions.
- Calculate venture present value and cash flow valuation.
- Evaluate venture debt and equity.
- Discuss the role of the SBA and IRS to capital ventures.
- Define the five Cs and types of loan characteristics.
- Explain common stock and equity, plus, cash flow valuation.
- Discuss harvesting, IPO, and outright sales.
- Discuss insolvency and restructuring.
- Describe private workout, common pool, and holdout problems.
- 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.
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.