The University of Akron - UAkron Online

Bachelor of Science

Organizational Supervision

100% online

Same expert faculty as in-person classes



Organizational supervision is a unique program designed to provide students with the leadership skills needed to influence and motivate employees in different types of organizations (e.g., business, non-profit, government, healthcare, education).


This bachelor's degree is the next step for people who:

  • Hold an associate degree or who have earned at least 60 college credits;
  • Need a bachelor’s degree to advance in your career;
  • Want a degree that teaches leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Want a degree that applies to a variety of professions; or
  • Need classes offered at times that will not conflict with work schedules.
You are closer to your bachelor's degree than you think.

At The University of Akron, we know that our students bring a wealth of experiences—from the workplace and life experiences—to the classroom. We value the learning you've acquired outside of the classroom, and we offer ways to turn those experiences into credit by demonstrating what you know. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) can save you time and money while also helping you to find value in lifelong experiential learning.


Choose a Program Tailored to Your Interests and Career Goals

The Organizational Supervision Program includes 18 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of elective courses. The curriculum provides students with fundamental supervisory knowledge and skills in the core courses and then allows students to select from a variety of elective courses to focus on a specialty area that aligns with their unique career goals.

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Experiential Opportunities

The School of Communication provides a variety of options for students to get hands-on experience both in and outside the classroom. Our courses often partner with community clients so our students can complete real-world projects for local organizations.

Internship Program

Students can earn 3 credit hours while gaining hands-on leadership experience in a real workplace. Internships are available for nearly any type of organization where the student can apply concepts and skills from their coursework.

Example Elective Courses

  • Students interested in management and customer relations can take elective courses in strategic social media, corporate social responsibility, and leading project teams to increase the knowledge needed to reach their customer base and collaborate effectively.
  • Students interested in working in supervisory positions in healthcare can take elective courses in health communication, training, and operations and assessment to hone the skills needed for their field.
  • Students interested in human resources can take elective courses in human resources development, training, and conflict and communication to advance skills needed in the HR field.

Convenience and Flexibility

The Organizational Supervision program can be completed in as little as two years (for students who hold an associate degree or are in junior standing) and is offered 100% online.


The Bachelor of Organizational Supervision degree provides graduates with the skills needed to explore a range of career paths and industries that have projected growth. Some common career paths Organizational Supervision graduates enter include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager/Coordinator
  • Customer Relations Manager
  • Business Management Consultant
  • Business Executive
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Sales or Marketing Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Employee and Labor Relations Administrator
  • Retail Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner
  • Healthcare Service Coordinator
  • Insurance Agent

While some enter the nonprofit sector, we have many graduates who are working in the private sector for sports organizations, health organizations, government agencies, the military, entertainment organizations, educational institutions and private corporations.


  • PNC Bank
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • The University of Akron/li>
  • Sherwin-Williams