Required Coursework (minimum 26 credit hours)
|ACCT 100 Fundamentals of Accounting||4 credits|
|ACCT 111 Principles of Accounting I*||4 credits|
|BUS 252 Principles of Management||3 credits|
|BUS 253 Supervision||3 credits|
|BUS Electives with “ACCT” or “BUS” prefix||7 credits|
|BUS 283 Management Practicum – Management Certification/review**||4 credits|
|*Course has a prerequisite|
|**Course is optional|
Effective: Fall 2011
Current as: 7/16/14
Managers or supervisors lead teams, departments or buildings. They are knowledgeable about their products or groups; they set goals and lead their teams toward accomplishing them.
Managers have more and different roles than those they supervise, and ultimately they are responsible for the quality of the product or service that their workers make or perform. They set schedules, delegate work, pick up the slack when their group is shorthanded, help solve problems between employees, advocate on behalf of their employees to upper management, and sometimes need to hire or fire people.
Good interpersonal relationships are an important management skill, and great managers inspire their people to do their best work.
The median annual wage for management occupations was $100,790 in May 2016, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups. Salaries will vary depending on the type of industry, i.e. manufacturing, education, health care, etc.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of management occupations is projected to grow nine percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 878,300 new jobs. Employment growth is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more people to manage these operations.
This certificate prepares students for entry-level management/supervision positions by introducing them to the concepts and theories of management and provides practical skills essential for managing employees in the modern workplace. Completion of this certificate can prepare students for industry-wide certification. The Management/Supervision Certificate can also be used toward an Associate of Applied Science in Business Degree.