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MGMT101 - Principles of Supervision

Course Details

Course Code: MGMT101 Course ID: 2881 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Supervisors are the first line of leadership. This course provides an overview of supervision in the workplace. Students will explore concepts and skills on how supervisors can improve their skill set for their scope of responsibilities (i.e. goal setting, problem-solving, staffing, conflict management and development of employees).

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify the key elements of positive and proactive communication skills for supervisors.
  2. Recognize possible solutions to a variety of conflict scenarios (i.e. employee, customer, supervisor to employee, supervisor to supervisor) that a supervisor is likely to encounter.
  3. Recall the difference between leaders and managers.
  4. Compare and contrast , through case studies and scenarios, situations where both leadership and managerial skills are required to be an effective supervisor

Link to Online Book:

Required Readings: See Course Outline Additional Resources:

In the Resources folder, there are additional course materials, leadership articles, and up-to-date APA handouts.


In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Excellence in Supervision: Essential Skills for the New Supervisor - eBook available in the APUS Online Library.
Publication Info:Crisp Learning Lib
Unit Cost:$14.61

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.