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 2404 Fundamentals of Finance
This course focuses on theories, concepts and principles of the financial structure of an organization. The emphasis is on the structure and operation of financial management; problems of internal financial analysis, planning and control, capital structure and investment decisions, valuation, dividend policy, mergers, and acquisitions.Learning Outcomes:
- Explain why the field of finance is closely related to economics and accounting.
- Analyze the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement.
- Explain the importance of ratio and trend analysis to the financial manager.
- Compare and contrast operating and financial leverage.
- Evaluate how using credit can assist with asset management.
- Illustrate the Time Value of Money.
- Distinguish between bond valuation and stock valuation.
- Calculate capital budgeting and resource allocation.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.