Supervisory ManagementAssociate 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
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 GAERTNER, MBA
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 College.
“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.”