Supervision and leadership is more than just than telling people what to do and how to do it.
At Defiance College, the Organizational Supervision and Leadership completion program is a study of basic principles of supervision and managing people, addressing supervisory challenges in today’s modern and dynamic business environment with sensitivity to employees and an appreciation for theory and its practical application.
Designed as a completion program, organizational supervision and leadership serves as a bridge between an Associate Degree and a Bachelor of Arts. Business faculty prepare students to work successfully in the business world, to think creatively about business problems, and to make business decisions.
Discover what it really takes to be a leader. The journey begins here.
Organizational Supervision and Leadership is a completion program designed for students who have an associate degree and wish to pursue a bachelor's degree. It is not available as a stand-alone major. Topics will include the following:
- Major functions of a supervisor in reaching organizational goals and objectives.
- Basic skills that supervisors need in today’s complex and diverse working environments.
- How to utilize human resources skills in recruiting, selecting, orienting and appraising employees in the workplace.
A major in Organizational Supervision and Leadership is a viable fast-track program. The GPA from their associate degree program must be a 2.5 to pursue the fast-track program. Students will be required to take 18 credit hours or 50% of the program from Defiance College. If students are eligible to transfer more than 18 credit hours of this program, they may substitute other courses from the business curriculum to make up their residency requirement. Students are encouraged to take courses from the 300 and 400 level to meet the 26 credit hour requirement of the college.
The Business Programs at Defiance College are accredited by the IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education). This accreditation offers the following benefits:
- Enhanced Reputation
- International Perspectives
- Continuous Improvement
- Best Practices
- Evidence of Quality
Major Brochure | Courses
Supervisory and management positions
Graduate School Programs (MBA)
The Weekend College program allows students seeking a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Health Services Management (completion program), and Organizational Supervision and Leadership (completion program) to take classes in a flexible every-other weekend format. Weekend College also offers an associate degree in Business Administration. Courses are also available in accelerated formats. Blended face-to-face and online courses are now being offered.
Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Leadership,
Criminal Justice, Health Care*, or Sport Management
The graduate program is designed for working adult professionals who want to enhance their management and leadership skills. The curriculum design integrates courses from across disciplines to stimulate both critical and creative thinking. This broad perspective combined with a practical orientation provides the framework necessary for managing and leading in today’s team-based organizations. Contact the Graduate Studies and Professional Development Office at 419-783-2351 for more information.
* New applications for this concentration are not currently being accepted - please consider one of the other concentration areas
Wayne D. Buchanan, Ph.D., Professor of Business Administration
419-783-2356 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Faculty Profile
Michael Wolfe, D.M., Assistant Professor of Business Administration /
Master of Business Administration Program Director
419-783-2565 | email@example.com
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