2019-2020 Catalog (Current)

Leadership and Supervision

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

Program Requirements

Leadership and Supervision, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Minor Courses
  • Admission Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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

  • Applicant should show proof of high school graduation with a 2.35 GPA.  If it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office/SAA that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, all college transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Once admitted, an advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Dual enrolled/concurrent students must complete the high school degree (provide transcript) before the certificate will be granted from FSU.  
  • 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/SAA.

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

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) 

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Leadership & Supervision Certificate - 12 Credits

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