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BAS in Organizational Supervision

Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision Online


Program Overview

Explore the A-State Online Organizational Supervision Bachelor’s Program


Gain the credentials you need to compete for management and leadership positions with the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision. Designed for those who already have an Associate of Applied Science degree, this online bachelor’s degree builds on the skills you already have and gives you advanced understanding of organizational behavior, management principles and critical thinking in the workplace.

icon $258 Per Credit Hour
icon Up to 90 Transfer Credits
icon 125* Credit Hours
icon $258 Per Credit Hour
icon Up to 90 Transfer Credits
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Extremely versatile, the BAS in Organizational Supervision gives you a broad, top-level perspective into critical areas essential to driving organizations toward achieving their goals. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of virtually all aspects of a company, from organizational behavior and human resources to labor relations, manufacturing processes and industrial safety. Designed for working students, this degree features 100% online coursework that allows you to learn at your own pace and immediately apply your new knowledge to your current position.

Graduates of the BAS in Organizational Supervision program will be prepared for leadership positions across a broad spectrum of organizations in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, technology and more. The comprehensive curriculum also provides a strong foundation for those who aspire to eventually establish their own company.

Rise to Leadership Opportunities

Learn how to manage people, processes and projects with the advanced organizational skills required to supervise successfully and achieve desired outcomes.

In-Demand Skills:

Gain the knowledge and industry-relevant skills employers seek:

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting
  • Project Management

Top Careers:

Prepare for a broad range of professional roles, including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Operations Service Representative
  • General Manager

Projected Job Growth:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in organizational management to grow 4.4% from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 276,746 new jobs nationwide.

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Increase Your Earning Potential

Earning your bachelor’s degree could increase your first-year income by an average of 77% – Arkansas Research Center, 2019

Tuition

Do You Qualify for a Financial Aid Package?


A-State’s online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $258
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Tuition Per Course $774
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$218.00 $40.00 $258.00 $654.00 $120.00 $774.00

Calendar

Take Note of These Important Deadlines


Featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision online program is designed to be flexible for working students.

Next Start & Application Due Dates:

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2021 5 wk 07/06/2021 08/06/2021 06/21/2021 06/25/2021 07/01/2021 07/02/2021 07/23/2021
Fall 2021 7 wk 08/24/2021 10/08/2021 08/09/2021 08/13/2021 08/19/2021 08/20/2021 09/25/2021
7 wk 10/18/2021 12/10/2021 10/04/2021 10/08/2021 10/14/2021 10/15/2021 11/27/2021
Spring 2022 7 wk 01/11/2022 02/25/2022 12/15/2021 12/17/2021 01/06/2022 01/07/2022 02/11/2022
7 wk 03/07/2022 04/29/2022 02/21/2022 02/25/2022 03/03/2022 03/04/2022 04/15/2022
Summer 2022 5 wk 05/31/2022 07/01/2022 05/16/2022 05/20/2022 05/26/2022 05/27/2022 06/17/2022
5 wk 07/05/2022 08/05/2022 06/20/2022 06/24/2022 06/30/2022 07/01/2022 07/22/2022
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Admissions

Follow These Admission Steps for the Online Organizational Supervision Program


A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision online program must have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

  • When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps in the application process.
  • Select three emphasis areas and submit this form.
  • Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit an official High School Transcript with at least a 2.75 GPA or GED score of 500 (if taken prior to 2002) or 525 (if taken in or since 2002). The High School/GED requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 13 or more transferrable college credit hours.
  • Submit official Test Scores (e.g., ACT and SAT). Test scores are considered official if they are delivered directly to us from a testing center or from your high school on your official transcript. Test scores are valid for a period of five years from the date of the exam. The test score requirement is waived for students who have previously successfully completed 24 or more transferrable college credit hours.
    • ACT test scores of 21 or greater on the composite score as well as 19 on the Math, Reading, and English sub-scores
    • SAT test score of 1070
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework.
  • No remediation courses are available for this program. If a student does not show test scores that clear the need for remediation, they must show completion of or readiness for the following program courses:
    • English requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of English Composition I, English Composition II, or Writing Fundamentals with a grade of C or better.
    • Math requirement: Students may be considered eligible for admission based on completion of College Algebra or Intermediate Algebra with a grade of D or better.
  • No conditional admission status is available for this program.
  • Foreign born students must submit an attested or notarized copy of their high school diploma in English. Students seeking to transfer from a non-U.S. university or college must submit official transcripts from these institutions. Transcripts will be evaluated by Arkansas State University. Proof of English proficiency may be required.

Additional Information

Students who have attended any other institution of higher education must meet the following requirements.

For students who have:

  • Fewer than 12 college hours: Submit official final high school transcript and official test scores.
  • 13 - 23 college hours: Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts and official test scores.
  • 24 or more college hours: Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

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2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses

See What You’ll Learn in the Online Bachelor of Applied Science Program


To earn your Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision, you must have an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. You need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework, which includes the 60 credit hours earned in your AAS degree. The program includes 35 credit hours of general education, 21 credit hours of major courses and 24 credit hours of elective courses. Students can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Core Requirements:

These courses must be taken to complete your degree.

COMS 4243: Interpersonal Communications

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis on increasing student's capacity for openness, sensitivity, and objective appraisal.

IDS 3013: Critical Thinking in the Profession

Duration: 14 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Exploration of the role of critical thinking in a range of professional settings through reading, writing and communication using technology, professionally-prepared materials, and statistical charts. Basic overview of the research writing process is included.

IDS 4013: Seminar in Professional Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Required for all BSIS majors. Must be senior level status to enroll (90 or more earned hours).

IDS 4023: Leadership in the Profession

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Capstone experience is designed to ensure BSIS graduates synthesize the learning objectives embedded in the BSIS program and gain the necessary skills to be market-ready including professional-level communications and critical thinking skills. The special problems research project is centered on students' emphasis area(s).

MGMT 3123: Principles of Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of foundational management principles, including internal and external assessment and planning, organization structure and design, leadership and motivation, and decision and control processes.

MGMT 3143: Human Resource Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Functions and problems involved in personnel management with emphasis placed upon recruitment, selection, management development, utilization of and accommodation to human resources by organizations.

MGMT 3153: Organizational Behavior

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An interdisciplinary analysis of the relationships of individuals and groups within the context of the organization, blending concepts drawn from psychology, sociology, philosophy and communication theory with basic managerial concepts.

Other Requirements:

In consultation with their advisor, students must take 24 credit hours of the following courses.

General Supervision:

COMS 4253: Intercultural Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Identification of barriers and breakdowns to communication among cultures.

COMS 4263: Organizational Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Dynamics and theories of communication within an organization.

COMS 4373: Conflict Resolution

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Conflict as a communication variable created through interpersonal interaction in dyads, small groups, families and organizations.

MGMT 3163: Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Labor management relations in both the public and private sectors, with emphasis on the process of managing within a union environment that involves contract negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Prerequisite: MGMT 3143.

MGMT 3193: Social Impact Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examines the interdependence of business and society. Students will develop skills to manage social impacts and divergent stakeholder perspectives. Prerequisite: MGMT 3123 or MGMT 3153.

MGMT 3613: Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Leadership processes and application at the organization, group and individual levels. Emphasis on team activities. Prerequisite: MGMT 3123 or MGMT 3153.

MGMT 4143: Organizational Change and Development

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Application of planned organizational change and development with an emphasis on how change occurs in dynamic organizational cultures in contemporary business organizations. Prerequisite: MGMT3153.

MGMT 4173: Compensation Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Design and administration of compensation systems. Deals with determinants of general pay level, job evaluation, wage and salary survey, fringe benefit plans and the impact of current government regulations on pay structures. Prerequisite: MGMT 3143.

Health Supervision:

HP 4443: Healthcare Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Investigation of management theories, organizational design and behavior, managerial skills and leadership, human resource management, and strategic planning involving various healthcare settings; development of interpersonal skills necessary to manage teams and lead organizational change.

HP 4543: Healthcare Service Delivery

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A global focus on value-based healthcare delivery and the World Health Organization. Approaches to principles related to healthcare delivery in practice that are effective, safe and quality based.

Industrial Manufacturing:

RET 3113: Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Fundamental principles and applications related to biofuels, wind, solar, hydrogen and other emerging alternative energy technologies along with their applications. Prerequisites: MATH 1023, CHEM 1013 and CHEM 1011.

TECH 3773: Statistics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Basic concepts and methods of statistics in a technical environment, including descriptive statistics, significant tests, estimation, sampling and correlation.

TECH 3843: Manufacturing Materials and Processes

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Structure and properties of metals and other materials used in manufacturing. Formation, treatment, and modification of materials through manufacturing processes. Advantages and disadvantages of alternative materials and processes for specific applications. Important emerging technologies. Prerequisite: CHEM 1003 or high school chemistry and MATH 1033.

TECH 3863: Industrial Safety

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction of the basic concepts of safety and health. Topics include the role of the safety professional, social, legislative and regulatory requirements as well as the concepts of hazard recognition, evaluation and control.

TECH 4813: Operations Systems Research

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative techniques for decision making, break even analysis, economic models, Gaussian distributions, inventory control, production models, and mathematical programming. Prerequisite: MATH 1023.

TECH 4823: Quality Assurance

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The principles and practices of quality in manufactured products. Familiarization with industrial methods and equipment used in quality assessment. Basic topics include histograms, Pareto diagrams, control charts, acceptance sampling, process capability, cause and effect diagrams, reliability, visual inspection, and the relationship between quality and cost. Prerequisite: TECH 3773 or TECH 2883.

TECH 4883: Work Center Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A survey course that addresses the problems of managing a small working unit, such as a department, within a larger unit, such as a company. Topics to be addressed include goal identification, staffing needs, monitoring of work process reporting, work center communications, and interpersonal relations within the work center.

Students must take the following courses.

Communication Requirement:

Students must complete 6 credit hours of the following courses.

ENG 1003: Composition I

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.

ENG 1013: Composition II

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.

Mathematics Requirement:

Students must complete 3 credit hours of either College Algebra or any higher-level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite.

MATH 1023: College Algebra

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.

MATH 1043: Quantitative Reasoning

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Reasoning Quantitative reasoning as the approach to understanding relationships using mathematical and algebraic methodologies. Contemporary topics will be used to identify, analyze, generalize, and communicate quantitative relationships.

Arts and Humanities Requirement:

Students must complete 6 credit hours of Arts and Humanities courses.

ENG 2003: World Literature to 1660

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.

ENG 2013: World Literature Since 1660

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.

MUS 2503: Fine Arts – Music

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal musical training or experience. A study of musical styles and composers and their cultural and historical contexts.

Social Sciences Requirement:

Students must complete 9 credit hours of Social Sciences courses. At least one course must be selected from POSC 2103, SOC 2213 or HIST 2773.

POSC 2103: Introduction to US Government

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.

SOC 2213: Introduction to Sociology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Human society and social behavior.

PSY 2013: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.

Life Science Requirement:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Life Science courses, including one course and one lab.

BIO 1003: Biological Science

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.

BIO 1001: Biological Science Lab

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.

Physical Sciences Requirement:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Physical Science courses, including one course and one lab.

CHEM 1043: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry I

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall, Summer.

CHEM 1041: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry Lab

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 1

Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall, Summer.

Pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science at Arkansas State University online

Our program is ideal for students who have already completed an associate degree in applied science. The bachelor’s degree completion program allows students to expand their knowledge and skill set, which helps students with the transition into the workplace.

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*Total credit hours required for completion include 60 transfer credit hours from the Associate of Applied Science degree required for admission into the BAS program.


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