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Supervision & Management

Bachelor of Applied Science degree


With a B.A.S. degree in Supervision & Management, you'll be ready to transition into a management role, or start your career on a management track.

Target Your Career Goals

Students choose from four concentration areas:

New businesses are a powerful force in the nation’s economy, driving innovation and new opportunities. Entrepreneurship is not only a viable career option, it also embodies a skill set valued by companies in all industries. Whether you wish to start a business immediately or put your ideas to work in an established organization, this concentration will provide the knowledge and tools you’ll need to make your vision a reality.


Entrepreneurs start all types of companies...

  • Internet & technology
  • Service-based
  • Franchises
  • Consulting firms
  • Food and entertainment
  • Education
  • Home-based

Or work with/for others in...

  • Start-ups
  • Product development
  • Business development
  • Managing new departments
  • Operating satellite offices
  • Venture capital firms
  • International markets

The Entrepreneurship Concentration features:

  • Courses that examine concepts, issues and strategies in planning new ventures, leading and managing growth, and capitalizing on opportunities locally and internationally
  • Case studies and assignments that explore experiences of entrepreneurial leaders and the ideas that shape successful entrepreneurs
  • In-depth analysis of the practical aspects of developing a business plan, defining a market and distribution plan, gathering resources and raising funds
  • A choice of elective courses in venture financing, advanced business planning, starting and managing a small business, risk management, and business ethics and stakeholder management
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies that lead to business success—and responsibly achieving the best outcomes.

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Every field requires effective managers. With your B.A.S. degree in Supervision & Management, General Management, you’ll be ready to begin or advance in a rewarding career in the industry sector and functional area of your choice. The General Management concentration has added a new Internship course starting the fall 2014 semester, click below for more information. Learn about the Teacher Certification program option, after your Bachelor's degree.


General Managers are found in...

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Information technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit organizations

Working in key functional areas...

  • Administration
  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product development

The General Management Concentration features:

  • Coursework in labor and customer relations, operations, marketing, decision making and more
  • Case studies and assignments that focus on solving real-life business problems
  • Elective courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship or international business
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies employers need -- and responsibly achieving the best outcomes

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Few industries are poised for more growth than health care. The B.A.S. degree in Supervision & Management, Health Management gives you the utmost flexibility to pursue managerial positions in all areas of a health care organization. After your Bachelor's Degree, are you interested in Health Information programs?


Health Managers are found in...

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Insurance companies
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nonprofit health organizations
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician practices
  • Rehabilitation centers

Working in key functional areas...

  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Government relations
  • Information systems
  • Marketing and public affairs
  • Material management (purchasing)
  • Medical staff relations
  • Patient care services
  • Planning & development

The Health Management Concentration features:

  • Coursework in health care facility administration, operational decision making, health care legislation, epidemiology as it pertains to health service planning and more
  • Case studies and assignments that build an understanding of authentic health management issues
  • Elective courses in principles of managed care, ethics in health care, and health care marketing
  • Emphasis on mastering the competencies health organizations need--and responsibly achieving the best outcomes.

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Project managers are responsible for all aspects of a project for the life of the project—but what is a project? In business terms, a project is an undertaking with specific goals, deliverables and deadlines outside of the normal day-to-day operation of an enterprise. Project managers work with people from various functional areas and locations, coordinate special budgets and resources, and oversee project execution. People with project management expertise are in increasing demand as organizations are under pressure to meet multiple unique needs and deliver results on time and on budget.


Project Managers are found in all industries...

  • Aerospace & defense
  • Construction
  • Energy, oil, gas and petrochemical
  • Financial services
  • Government
  • Health care
  • IT & telecom
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Utility

Working in key functional areas...

  • Administration
  • Human resources
  • Education & training
  • Facilities
  • Information management
  • International development
  • Legal
  • Marketing & sales
  • Product development
  • Product management

The Project Management Concentration in the B.A.S. in Supervision & Management features:

  • Courses designed to impart the knowledge, skills and confidence to execute projects effectively and efficiently, from initiation, planning and execution to monitoring, controlling and successful completion
  • Case studies and assignments that focus on solving real-world project management challenges
  • Elective courses in change management, scheduling and cost control for IT projects, and managing IT integration
  • Emphasis on mastering the principles, tools and methodologies of project management—enabling students to become an asset to any organization.

Graduates of this degree concentration will meet the education requirements for leading industry credentials from the Project Management Institute. Employers place great importance on PMI credentials, such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and Project Management Professional (PMP)®.

Palm Beach State also offers a Certificate of Professional Preparation in Project Management for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree, but want to gain project management expertise.

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ACBSP Accreditation

ACBSP logoPalm Beach State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management programs for General Management, Entrepreneurship, Health Management and Project Management have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


Core Curriculum - What Every Manager Should Know

As preparation for concentration area courses, all students receive a solid foundation in essential management topics, including human resources, finance, information systems, leadership, and business law and ethics. This core management curriculum prepares you to:

  • Apply management theories, strategies and practices to lead and initiate change.
  • Analyze the strategies leaders use to motivate and evaluate individuals and teams.
  • Utilize finance, budgeting and accounting principles in everyday applications.
  • Implement information management practices and adapt to future technologies.


Supervision & Management students may gain valuable work experience with local employers in their area of concentration. Find out more about internship opportunities

The Capstone Experience

The B.A.S. degree features a culminating independent project known as the Capstone Experience, which gives you the opportunity to explore a subject relevant to your career goals. Ideally, students use the project to enhance their resume or graduate school applications. It also may lead to career opportunities.

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