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Leadership and Supervision

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Advanced Studies in Supervision Certificate?

The Leadership and Supervision certificate is designed to educate students on effective strategies and tools for managing real-world issues. Students will encounter challenges generated in a variety of complex work environments. Diverse organizational situations will be used when applying theory to specific situations. Creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills will be utilized to ensure that objectives are efficiently, effectively and ethically achieved. A practical, action learning approach is incorporated to further professional development.

Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.

Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate: 

  • Unless it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, applicants need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA. An advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office. 

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427
Email:

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.
http://www.acbsp.org

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Leadership & Supervision Certificate - 12 Credits

Managerial Leadership
3
Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp
3
Select two classes from the list below:
Applied Management
3
Team Dynamics - Org Behavior
3
Quality-Operations Mgmt
3
Human Resource Management
3
Negotiations
3
Lean Culture & Skills Dvlpmnt
3
Cases Strategy-Workforce Trend
3
MGMT Internship
1 TO 9
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