Once again responding South Florida workforce needs, Miami Dade College is launching a new degree that will prepare graduates for supervisory and management roles and positions in a variety of industries. The new Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program will start in January 2010 at Kendall Campus.
Offered through MDC’s School of Business, this new degree will provide a simple transition for graduates with associate degrees from a variety of backgrounds to achieve a four-year degree that will support higher-paying careers.
“When we spoke with employers in Miami-Dade County, we found that many said the same thing—that their employees are great and have the technical skills, but they also need people who are ready to manage as well,” said Stephanie Etter, director of the School of Business. “This new degree satisfies that need.”
The upper-level coursework will include applied management practices and hands-on application of management and supervision principles and practices through internships and capstone experiences. The classes will comprise students working in many different disciplines but the management skills learned will apply to all.
Etter said this new degree is another way that MDC is meeting the needs of the community and providing opportunities for those who might not otherwise be given a chance.
And while most baccalaureate programs only fully admit students with the Associate in Arts degree, students can enter this program if they’ve completed the Associate in Science or an Associate of Applied Science degrees. “Prior to this, most of these graduates did not have a simple way to continue their education,” she said.
— Barbara Bickel