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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
MGT 2121 Organizational Behavior
This course provides insight in the manner in which to explain how people act and react in organizations that employ, educate, serve, inform, heal, protect, and entertain. This is an interdisciplinary course that draws upon a wide net of professions. The course is dedicated to understanding and managing people at work that is both research and application oriented dealing at the individual, group, and organizational level.Learning Outcomes:
- Identify the four principles of total quality management.
- Specify the five key dimensions of Luthan's CHOSE model of positive organizational behavior (POB).
- Explain the difference between affirmative action and managing diversity.
- Evaluate the barriers and challenges to managing diversity.
- Discuss the process of developing an adaptive culture.
- Describe the three phases in Feldman's model of organizational socialization.
- Define the term culture.
- Identify four stages of the foreign assignment cycle.
- Identify five of Gardner's eight multiple intelligences
- Associate the work attitudes of job involvement and job satisfaction.
- Summarize the managerial challenges and recommendations of sex-role age, racial and ethnic and disability stereotypes.
- Explain Kelly's model on how external and internal causal attributions are formulated.
- Demonstrate how goal setting motivates an individual.
- Identify two basic functions of feedback
- Describe the five stages in Tuckman's theory of group development.
- Define Quality circles, virtual teams, and self-managed teams.
- List the six antecedents of conflict and identify the desired outcomes
- Discuss the primary sources of nonverbal communication.
- Explain Cialdini's six principles of influence and persuasion.
- Describe the difference between laissez-faire, transactional, and transformational leadership.
- Define and explain the effective management of organizational size.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor.
- Access information efficiently and effectively
- Evaluate information critically and competently
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.