Supervisory Management

Supervisory Management

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

People enter the business world from all walks of life, and it’s not uncommon for the hardworking and dedicated to advance until they are directing the work of others. However, not all great employees will automatically make great leaders without formal training in the fundamentals of management. And in many cases that training may be needed in order to develop a career in leadership.

A Closer Look

Supervisors are bridges between employees and higher levels of management, and with many different areas of responsibility. They often oversee a group of workers to ensure compliance with company policies, prevent and mediate employee conflicts, and oversee work to ensure it meets standards for quality and efficiency. Many also mentor employees to improve their skills and acquire new ones.

In addition to their supervisory duties, they are often responsible for producing their own work, making time management a skill that is critical to success. Many also shine by improving communication in and across teams, building motivation, and maintaining group unity.

What You'll Learn

Designed for individuals currently employed and working closely with their employer on skill development, Mid-State’s Supervisory Management program prepares students for a career in management or supervision.

In this program you’ll develop the technical and interpersonal skills needed to lead the operations of a business from a supervisory or managerial perspective. You’ll grow your skills in planning, finance, human resources, leadership, safety, team building, project management, decision making, and the use of software. Every course directly applies learning to the student’s real-world work environment through various projects.


  • General Manager
  • General Supervisor
  • Lead Worker
  • Operational Manager
  • Operational Supervisor
  • Team Leader

Your Instructors

The instructors in the Supervisory Management program bring the right balance of professional experience and teaching expertise to the classroom. Meet our full-time faculty!


Rich has an MBA from Wayne State University. He serves as president of Big Tuna Financial Education LLC, a business consulting firm, and has over 21 years of experience as an executive with various Fortune 500 companies. Rich also teaches at the University of Wisconsin and Lakeland University.

“I am especially proud of Mid-State’s practical and hands-on approach to education. Students end each course with the ‘can do’ skills necessary to go out and be successful in today's challenging business environment.”

Program Information Guide

See the printable Program Information Guide to learn about career pathways, transfer opportunities, program outcomes, and more.


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10196191 Supervision 3.00
10196192 Managing for Quality 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 2
10196164 Personal Skills for Supervisor 3.00
10196189 Team Building & Problem Solving 3.00
10196190 Leadership Development 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
(15 Credits)
Term: 3
10101111 Accounting I 4.00
10102104 Business Law 3.00
10102103 Business Law & Ethics 3.00
10196134 Legal Issues for Supervisors 3.00
10196169 Diversity & Change Management 3.00
10196193 Human Resource Management 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
10809195 Economics 3.00
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
(22-23 Credits)
Term: 4
10102117 Business Finance 3.00
10196168 Organizational Development 3.00
10196188 Project Management 3.00
10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 67-68