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
IB 2402 International Economics
This course studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services on a worldwide basis. An awareness of role of international issues and importance of international economic events will be developed. Topics also include policy issues related to reducing trade barriers and the effects of threatened retaliatory actions; increased integration efforts of the trade associations; and the tensions accompanying growth, structural change, and globalization at the World Bank and World Trade Organization meetings.Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the implications of extending the basic model of comparative advantage to more than two countries.
- Demonstrate the concept and limitations of a community of indifference curve.
- Assess how growth and trade affect welfare in a small country.
- Explain the different tax instruments employed to influence imports.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of trade policy in the presence of market imperfections.
- Explain the difference between alternative accounting balances within the balance of payments.
- Describe how global money markets, interest rates, and foreign exchange markets are interdependent.
- Explain how price elasticity of demand relates to the stability of foreign exchange markets.
- Show why income levels across countries are interdependent.
- Describe the differing impacts of fixed and flexible exchange rates on international trade, international investment, and resource allocation.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and your Mentor.
- Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.