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Supervisory Management Certificate Business Total Units: 28.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2008


The Supervisory Management Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who are or will be working in a supervisory capacity. The coursework provides students with a broad foundation of information related to current supervisory issues, as well as the ability to practice with "hands-on" experiences. Students learn how to deal with employee issues in courses such as Human Resource Management, Mediation of Conflict, and Interviewing. Students learn to work with peers, through such classes as Building Effective Work Groups, Management of Meetings, and Effective Leadership. Having completed the coursework, students are prepared for a range of issues dealing with managing people and building teams within an organization.

Possible job titles include: Retail Store Manager, Restaurant Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor, and Shift Leader.

Entry and second level supervisors and managers are in demand for manufacturing and service industries. The certificate courses are designed to be broad in scope and consequently these skills are useful in many businesses.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply necessary skills required for managing the complex human interactions and employee performance issues required of supervisors and managers;
  2. demonstrate analytical, quantitative, and decision-making skills necessary to manage in a complex organizational setting;
  3. demonstrate communication and presentation skills, both in written and oral formats, required of supervisors and managers; and
  4. recognize and apply appropriate management and leadership principles needed to efficiently and effectively meet objectives in a diverse and fast changing organizational setting.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Supervisory Management Certificate program are:

  • Complete 28.5 units from
    • Supervisory Management Requirements

Supervisory Management Requirements - complete 28.50 units
BAD 52Human Relations3.00
BMG 52Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 53Oral Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 54Quantitative Skills/Math3.00
BMG 61Skills for Managers1.50
BMG 62.1One-on-One Management Communication1.00
BMG 62.4Managing Workgroups1.50
BMG 63.1Motivation and Empowerment1.50
BMG 63.4Managerial Leadership1.50
BMG 64.2Human Resource Responsibilities1.00
BMG 64.4Managing Employee Performance2.00
BMG 66.1Decision Making1.00
BMG 66.2Plans and Controls in Organizations1.00
BMG 66.3Financial Basics1.00
BMG 67.1Managing Change0.50
BMG 67.2Conflict Management1.00
BMG 67.3Mediation by Managers0.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.50 units from the following:
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
CIS 61.31Using Microsoft Excel3.00
CIS 69.31Microsoft Access3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2013

Previous Versions:

Supervisory Management - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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