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
LDR 2460 Project Management Fundamentals and Leadership
Projects touch our lives every day from personal and home activities, our jobs, to community functions and involvement. This course focuses on the two basic areas of project management. First, the student is introduced to the fundamentals and principles of a project. This includes topics such as project initiation, planning, development, monitoring, controlling, and closure. Second, the student explores the various teamwork, group dynamics, and leadership skills required to manage a project. This involves understanding team and group behavior, leadership skills, human relations, and being able to work with people.Learning Outcomes:
- Summarize the project management process and variables.
- Define the project manager’s core responsibilities.
- Describe the project selection process.
- Explain the Work Breakdown Schedule (WBS).
- Examine the impact of risk and uncertainty.
- Differentiate between project types.
- Explain the use of critical chain and Gantt chart.
- Describe how to monitor and control project tasks, variables, and human resources during a project.
- Analyze the proper project closure procedures and developing a “lessons learned” format for future project improvement.
- Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.