Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management

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Program Description

The Bachelor Degree Scholarship is offered once a year usually in March. The scholarship requires students have a 3.0 or higher overall GPA and be enrolled in a bachelor degree program at Polk State College. Scholarships generally cover 6 credits of tuition and fees for the fall semester and 6 credits of tuition and fees for the spring semester.

The BAS program provides individuals with an associate’s degree or equivalent the opportunity to build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate’s degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership practices.

The BAS in Supervision and Management offers five concentration tracks:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Technology
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Public Safety Management

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT:

Admission to this program requires an AS/AAS or AA degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally-accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0-grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. If the student’s associate’s degree is not from a regionally- accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation will be done in accordance with Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.

Business Administration Concentration

Students build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership along with concentration courses within the functional areas of business. Upper-level coursework in the BAS program of Business Administration provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational management and the operations of a business enterprise. Students explore the areas of accounting, strategic planning and decision-making, finance, business law, management, and marketing.

Business Information Technology Concentration

Through the Business Information Technology concentration of study, students analyze business issues and data challenges and then apply decision-support and business-intelligence solutions for improving work processes for better business decision making. The program allows students to analyze problems using logic and analysis tools, translate instruction sets into a computer language, and build and maintain business-intelligence information systems.

Healthcare Administration Concentration

The Healthcare Administration concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree program prepares students to enter the workforce as medical/health services managers. In this profession, graduates are responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of healthcare. As healthcare administrators, they may be specialists managing specific clinical departments, or generalists managing a facility or system. Their work as managers involves a complex array of factors impacting today’s healthcare environment: technology, regulations, accreditation, innovation in treatment and delivery, system finance, and insurance reimbursement.

Public Administration Concentration

Students build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership along with concentration courses in public administration practices. Upper-level coursework in the BAS program of Public Administration provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of how public resources are utilized effectively within a changing environment. Areas of emphasis include foundations of public administration, public relations, public policies and regulations, human resources and labor relations, and public finance.

Public Safety Management Concentration

Students build upon the foundational skills attained through their associate degree programs by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership along with concentration courses in public safety management practices. Upper-level coursework in the BAS program of Public Safety Management provides students with the opportunity to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational management within the field of public safety management, including law enforcement and emergency services.

Last updated February 2018

About the School

Polk State College, established in 1964, is a multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science d ... Read More

Polk State College, established in 1964, is a multi-campus institution serving over 20,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. The College also operates three charter high schools. Read less
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