Business

Supervision

Certificate

If you’re a supervisor already or thinking about taking on a supervisory role, the 16-credit Supervision certificate will prepare you for an entry-level management position. You’ll learn how to effectively supervise your direct reports, enhance productivity, develop talent, and improve performance. You’ll also advance your skill set for managing in a remote environment that utilizes technology to build teams.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Supervision Certificate Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
BUS 1100
Introduction to Business Applications and Computing
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
Introduces software applications designed to increase personal and organizational productivity. Applications include Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other topics include a survey of open-source content management systems, relational databases, web analytic tools, computer security, safety, ethics, and privacy concerns.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

BUS 1118
Business Ethics
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Examines issues related to ethics in business and their relationship and impact upon society, the economy, and environment. Students will increase their awareness in making decisions based upon ethical judgments. Students will examine the roles, responsibilities, and conflicts of business management in the context of organizational ethics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 1131
Legal Environment of Business
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Introduces business students to legal topics that impact business. This course addresses legal reasoning, legal procedures, constitutional law, torts, contracts, the sale of goods under the uniform Commercial Code, business organizations, unfair competition, consumer protection, bankruptcy and employment law.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 1150
Supervisory Techniques In Business
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Covers the essential decision making skills necessary for effective supervision and leadership of work groups and individuals. The supervisor's role in the organization is also studied. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and achieving results without the negative use of power or other demoralizing approaches. This course is designed to help potential and existing supervisors enhance their effectiveness.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

BUS 2021
Principles of Management
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Studies management's role in helping organizations establish and achieve their mission and goals. Assists individuals in developing the skills needed to become successful practicing managers in today's society. Major areas of focus include the historical functions of management (planning, organizing, leading and controlling) as well as emerging ideas and practices that are transforming management and leadership in modern organizations.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Supervision Certificate Curriculum 16