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 2405 Principles of Lending
The Principles of Lending course explores the fundamental lending principles currently practiced in the United States. The course serves as a basic overview of lending principles, including information on the lending cycle, forms of lending, and the legal and regulatory environment, and social responsibility.Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Understand major principles of lending.
- Identify the risks and opportunities within a lending program.
- Define the various roles that lending professionals play.
- Identify historical events affecting today’s lending industry.
- Understand general regulatory principles relative to US lending.
- Realize the importance of collateral and identify different collateral investment instruments, techniques, and strategies
- Illustrate performance measurement and composite analysis of a lending program.
- Define ethics in lending and the purpose of codes of ethics.
- Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.