Land a top job or advance in your career by earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) at The College of the Florida Keys.  The new baccalaureate degree is designed to prepare graduates to lead and succeed in a wide range of jobs in industries in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

The BAS-SM program includes both coursework and field experience in supervision and management settings, which enables students to integrate theory learned in the classroom with real-world practice.  Graduates will acquire specialized skills in management, finance, marketing, human resources, and leadership.  The BAS-SM program will prepare individuals to develop, plan, manage, and supervise in a variety of workforce settings needed in the Florida Keys and nationwide.


The BAS: Supervision and Management is a four-year degree comprised of 36 credit hours of general education courses, 42 credit hours of lower-level specialized courses, and 42 hours of upper-level course work—totaling 120 credits.  The program follows a “2 + 2” model, in which a student first earns an associate degree or equivalent (two-year degree) before entering two years of upper level coursework (read more below).  Upper-level coursework includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Advanced Communication in Business
  • International Business
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operational Decision Making
  • Financial Management

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the BAS: Supervision and Management will be prepared to lead and manage business operations in a variety of workforce settings. Career opportunities include the following occupations:

  • Marketing Researchers, Specialists, and Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • Financial Managers, Personal Financial Advisors, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  • Chief Executives
  • Management Analysts
  • Training and Development Specialists

2 + 2 Pathway:

The BAS in Supervision and Management follows a “2 + 2” model, which builds upon knowledge and skills already acquired at the associate degree level.  To be admitted to the BAS-SM program, students must have earned an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Science, or an equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.

You can start your journey toward the BAS-SM through several academic paths at CFK.  First, choose an associate degree that best aligns with your career interests and goals.  Upon completion of your associate degree, you may apply to the BAS program.

Degree Requirements

Students must have earned an A.A., A.S. or an equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. Students must have earned a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) credit hours; including successful completion of thirty–six (36) general education credit hours, forty–two (42) credit hours of lower level specialized and technical courses, and forty–two (42) credit hours of upper–level required courses.

Recommended Lower–Level Technical Courses:
  • GEB 1011 – Introduction to Business (3)
  • ECO 2013 – Macroeconomic (3)
  • STA 2023 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics I (3)
  • ACG 2021 – Financial Accounting (3)
  • MAR 2011 – Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MAN 2021 – Management Concepts (3)
Upper–Level Common Core Course Requirements (21 credit hours):
  • GEB 3213 – Advanced Communications in Business (3)
  • GEB 4891 – Strategic Planning and Management (3)*
  • MAN 3240 – Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MAN 3303 – Leadership and Management Practices (3)
  • MAN 4301 – Human Resource Management (3)
  • MAN 4441 – Negotiation (3)*
  • MAN 4504 – Operational Decision Making (3)
Upper–Level Business Specialization Course Requirements (21 credit hours):
  • ACG 3024 – Accounting for Non–Financial Majors (3)
  • BUL 3310 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Business (3)
  • FIN 3400 – Financial Management (3)
  • GEB 3356 – International Business (3)
  • GEB 4117 – Entrepreneurial Management (3)
  • MAN 4720 – Capstone Experience: Business Management (3)
  • MAR 4802 – Managerial Marketing (3)*
Upper–Level Hospitality Specialization Course Requirements (21 credit hours):
  • HFT 3263 – Food and Beverage Management II (3)
  • HFT 3373 – Event Design, Production and Technology (3)
  • HFT 3606 – Hospitality Industry Law II (3)
  • HFT 3700 – Intro to Tourism (3)
  • HFT 4471 – Hotel Management (3)
  • HFT 4468 – Revenue Management in the Hospitality Industry (3)
  • HFT 4561 – Destination Marketing and Management (3)
Total Required Credit Hours: 120

Foreign Language Requirement Prior to completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (B.A.S.–S.M.) at the College, students must demonstrate foreign language competence by providing evidence that documents the successful completion of two (2) credits of sequential high school foreign language instruction, or by passing the second level of foreign language at the college level. Students may demonstrate equivalent foreign language competence via the alternative methods specified by the Florida Department of Education including established minimum College Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores, or other methods as determined by the College. The College reserves the right to validate the foreign language competence of any student prior to awarding the Associate in Arts Degree through methods including, but not limited to, review of official transcripts, portfolio and performance reviews, competency testing, standardized testing, or other methods determined by the College that are designed to assess the foreign language competencies outlined in Rule 6A– 10.02412 of the Florida Administrative Code. Some majors and universities require additional foreign language competencies. Please consult an advisor regarding your foreign language transfer requirements. *Non-degree seeking students who hold a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution may register for up to six credits in the following courses with prior administrative approval: MAN 4441 – Negotiation (3), GEB 4891 – Strategic Planning and Management (3), or MAR 4802 – Managerial Marketing (3).