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
FIN 2403 Money, Banking, and Finance
This course examines crucial elements of the financial environment and well-developed financial systems. It focuses on both decisions made in business but also on those made by private investors. It discusses important topics such as financial planning and analysis, asset management, and the acquisition of financial capital.Learning Outcomes:
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Identify the functions of banks and of the banking system.
- Discuss how the Fed uses reserve requirements to carry out monetary policy.
- Summarize the factors that affect bank reserves.
- Describe how currency or foreign exchange markets are organized and operate.
- Describe how interest rates change in response to shifts in the supply and demand for lendable funds.
- Explain the differences between corporate bonds, preferred stock and common stock.
- Demonstrate the use of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows.
- Explain what is meant by a firm's operating cycle and its cash conversion cycle.
- Explain the factors that affect short-term financing requirements.
- Identify the five steps in the capital budgeting process.
- Describe the factors that affect a firm's capital structure.
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.