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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
The perfect choice for working adults who are ready to move up in their careers.

Career Area: Business & Management
Program: Business Management
Campus(es): Winona/Red Wing/Online

Major Details

The perfect choice for working adults who are ready to move up in their careers.

The Business Management program at Minnesota State College Southeast is perfect for working adults who are new to management or are interested in moving up in management status. When you earn a certificate in Leadership and Supervision, you’ll be able to show your commitment to become a professional, ethical leader in any business setting.

Our classes are based on an accelerated model, using activities that involve your senses in an intensive, yet fun environment. You will absorb more information in a shorter time while enjoying the support of fellow students. Best of all, this program is available online, so you can work your classes into your busy schedule!

Learning takes place with a group of students who have similar backgrounds and training needs. You and the group will move rapidly through the required courses, enabling you to learn from one another.

Leadership and Supervision is one of 3 certificates within the Business Management program at MSC Southeast. You can gain any or all of these credentials along the way to working on your A.A.S. degree – enhancing your value in the workplace at each stage of your education.

Are you already employed in the work force? Your employer will benefit from your participation in MSC Southeast's Business Management program. Company projects may be completed as class assignments and the focus is on building the specific skills that are needed in your work situation.

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Career Field: Business Management & Administration
Cluster: Business Management & Administration
Pathway: General Management
Recommended high school classes and basic job/program skills

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1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

0 crs
Supervision Principles
This course covers an overview of the supervisory field. The course introduces aspects of the supervisor's job that are developed in depth on other courses throughout the program. Topics to be covered include: Basic skills required of managers, fundamentals of planning, organizing, delegating, communication skills, selecting and training new employees, appraising and compensating employees, discipline and exercising control, and controlling productivity, quality and safety. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Leadership Development
This course is an introduction to the concept of leadership. In addition to mechanics and styles of leadership, the moral and ethical considerations of leadership will also be stressed. Topics to be discussed will include: managing change, vision statements, power and its use and abuse, communicating like a leader, empowering employees, setting an example, recognizing others, and celebrating successes. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
Human Resource Issues for Managers
This course covers a variety of personnel issues that affect managers and supervisors in most organizations. Human Resource issues from hiring to firing, documentation, as well as potential legal ramifications will be covered. Laws regarding sexual harassment, all types of discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and any new legislation that could impact area managers will be researched. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
The purpose of this course is to educate managers, supervisors, and other interested employees about the concept of workteams. The topics covered are stages of team development, building trust within the team, consensus decision making, running effective team meetings, and symptoms of a dysfunctional team. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
12 crs

Total Credits Required for this Major: 12 Credits

Estimated Costs for this Major

Approximate Tuition/Fees:$2,398
Minimum Tool Cost:N/A
Estimated Total:$2,848


Career Opportunities

  • Supervisor
  • Workplace Leader
  • Department Head
  • Office Manager

Career Information


Program graduates will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate leadership skills and identify approaches to motivation to achieve a productive work environment.
  2. Apply human resource management practices at a supervisory management level.
  3. Apply marketing, management, and organizational theories in a supervisory setting.
  4. Demonstrate financial management skills at a non-financial management level.
  5. Demonstrate analytical skills in identifying and solving supervisory business problems.
  6. Utilize current business technology.
  7. Plan, prepare, and deliver effective oral and written communications.


  • Accelerated learning for adults
  • Classes held mostly in the evening
  • Enhancement program for people in business/industry
  • Teaching methods build self-esteem and critical thinking skills
  • Emphasis on leadership development
  • Network with learners from a variety of area businesses


Various instructors teach in this program, based on their industry experience. Faculty from the college Accounting, Administrative Support Careers, and Retail & Sales Management programs teach in their areas of expertise. Credentialed industry professionals with master's degrees in business teach courses in leadership, project management, quality, and human resource management.


Other Majors in the Business Management program

Business Management AAS

Project Management CERT

Quality Improvement CERT



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