The Master in Management Degree is a proven popular degree for career-focused individuals who want to make themselves more employable in a difficult job market. This degree helps prepare career professionals to succeed in the competitive world of management with skills that are necessary to meet the challenges businesses face today. Students will develop interpersonal and critical evaluation skills as well as learning to become a leader in change that can creatively lead teams to meet the dynamic needs of businesses in the future.

The program features these advantages:

  • No GMAT required
  • Convenient meeting times two nights a week over a 16-month accelerated program
  • Exceptional student support services
  • Qualified faculty with experience in their fields
  • Multiple financial aid options
  • Admission Requirements
  • Faculty
  • Courses
  • Graduate Assistantship

To be admitted to the program, the applicant must:

  • Have a bachelor degree from an accredited college/university.
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average. (exceptions may be made based on experience)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Complete the application process:
    • Secure an application packet from the Office Of Enrollment Management by calling (219) 473-4215.
    • Complete the application form and submit it with the $25.00 application fee at least two months prior to the cohort start date.
    • Send letters of recommendation directly to the Office of Enrollment Management or include them with your completed application.
    • Send official transcripts to Calumet College of St. Joseph from all colleges and/or universities attended.
Desila Rosetti
Desila Rosetti

Program Director
Room 505
(219) 473-4313

Desila is a an Associate Professor in the Business Department at Calumet College of St Joseph. She teaches a variety of undergraduate classes on topics including small business, strategy, marketing, supervision, and introduction to business. In addition, she currently serves as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Management Program and the Faculty Advisor for the Student Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM). She has been involved in many non profit organizations throughout Lake and Porter County as a trainer, coach, strategic planner, project manager, human resource manager, project manager, and recruiter.

Desila has been a featured speaker for highly regarded national and state conferences and has presented professional research papers at the Midwest Business Administration Association and the Academy of Business Disciplines annual meetings. She received the Bob Baird Award for her work at the 2004 National Business and Economics Society Conference. Desila has been published in numerous academic and industry journals. Most recently she co-authored "Sexual Harassment Programs Using Behavioral Science Research", which has been published by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Desila is the president of a local training and project management company, Organizational Development Solutions, Inc. She is a past president for the Indiana Association for Healthcare Quality, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, a Certified Training Consultant, and past SIG Director for the National Association for Healthcare Quality. She is past president of the Northwest Indiana Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), a member of the 2013-3014 Indiana SHRM Conference Planning Team, and a member of the Indiana SHRM State Council, serving as the Foundation Director. She is also a member of the E-engaging, and on the Board of Directors for the Porter County Community Foundation. She was chosen as the 2014 Woman Business Person of the Year by the SBDC. She holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University and a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Catherine Lopez-Gonzalez
Catherine Lopez-Gonzalez, PhD

Adjunct Professor

In 2002, I obtained my undergraduate degree from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Organizational Management, my Masters of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2005 and my Doctoral degree from Capella University in 2012 in Business and Technology with a specialization in Leadership.

I’m married to my best friend of 30 years, have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with family. I have worked in the Financial Industry for over 25 years. I currently teach business courses at Calumet College of St. Joseph, both in the Graduate and Undergraduate business programs. I also teach online business math courses for Kaplan University. My goal is to help prepare students for success in life by indoctrinating leadership skills and the technical knowledge needed to become an entrepreneur or work in a preferred business field.

Roy Scheive, Ph.D.
Roy Scheive, Ph.D.

Organization Management Program Director
Room 511
(219) 473-4228

Dr. Roy Scheive is the Chair of the Business Management and Technology Department and the Director of the Organization Management Program. In addition, he is also a faculty member in the Masters in Science Management Program. Dr. Scheive earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Organization Management. He has also earned a Masters Degree in Education from Purdue University and a Masters Degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Recently Dr. Scheive completed his Doctoral degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. His dissertation studied the impact of Academic Administrators Transformational Leadership styles on Faculty’s perceptions and participation in shared governance.

Dr. Scheive has been involved with volunteering for Junior Achievement to teach personal finance for third to seventh grade students. He attended CCSJ’s mission project in Guatemala twice and has helped raise money for the mission since 2006. He also enjoys traveling. He has taught in both the traditional and accelerated programs the following courses:

  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resources for Managers
  • Business Mathematics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Integrated Project
  • Integrated Mathematics Concepts
  • Business Writing
  • Marketing

Joseph Ferallo
Joseph Ferallo

(630) 947-3102

Joseph is the lead Marketing professor in the Organization Management program at Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ), Whiting, Indiana. Joseph is currently teaching ORMN 408 Principles of Marketing Management. This course gives students an overview into the science and art of 21st century marketing.

Joseph also teaches undergraduate courses in Marketing Research, Public Relations, Supervisory Management, Ethics, Business Communications, Compensation and Benefits and Labor Relations. Joseph also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Resources Management in both face-to-face and online formats.

Joseph is the founder and President of Client Contact Center Solutions, an innovative consulting firm, whose specialty is performance improvement, organizational development and change processes, training and training development as well as diversity and inclusion programming. Prior to launching Client Contact Center Solutions, Joseph held senior leadership positions with Fortune 100 companies in global customer care, sales and training and operations initiatives in the Telecommunications, Commercial Property Management and Financial Services industries.

Joseph has presented at various educational, leadership and professional development conferences and most recently delivered training at the 6th Annual Diversity and Business Symposium Job Fair in Merrillville, Indiana.

In 2011, Joseph was awarded theNotable 90award from the University of St. Francis. In celebration of the University’s 90th founding year, theNotable 90award recognizes distinguished alumni for having made significant professional, personal and civic contributions to improve the communities in which they live and work. In 2013, Joseph was recognized by Calumet College of St. Joseph with theFaculty Appreciationaward. TheFaculty Appreciationaward is given to faculty who consistently inspire students to achieve outstanding academic excellence as a foundation for assuming demanding 21st century careers. In 2014, Joseph was recognized by Calumet College of St. Joseph with theTeacher of the Yearaward.

Joseph holds B.B.A., M.B.A. and M.S.T.D. (Master of Science in Training and Development) degrees all from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. Joseph is pursuing his doctoral degree in educational leadership.

Deanne Shimala, CPA
Deanne Shimala, CPA

Adjunct Professor
(219) 218-7171

Deanne is an Adjunct Accounting Instructor at Calumet College of St. Joseph. She earned her Master's degree in Taxation (MST) from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. She is a Registered CPA in Illinois and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Deanne has taught live and online accounting courses at Calumet College of St. Joseph and at another university.

Deanne is currently providing accounting consulting services to various clients. She has previously held the following professional positions: public accountant in the auditing and tax field, Tax Director of a national insurance company, Controller of a not-for-profit community organization, and VP of Business and Finance for Calumet College of St. Joseph.

Dan Botich
Dan Botich

Adjunct Professor

Dan teaches both is the MSM program as well as the undergraduate program. Dan is an Executive with Cender & Company, L.L.C. providing general consulting as well as municipal financial advisory services to both private and public sectors. His expertise includes: taxable and tax-exempt bond financings for economic and community development projects;, calculation of local tax liability and preparation of site comparison analyses for prospect or potential economic development projects, prepare analyses including tax impact of financial incentivization of economic development projects, annexation fiscal plan analyses, general obligation, economic development and tax increment financings obligations related to both public and private capital projects, general land-use planning, including comprehensive, redevelopment, economic development and strategic.

Dan is currently the Treasurer for the Whiting-Robertsdale Community Improvement Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community development organization, a board member of the Indiana Ballet Theatre of Northwest Indiana, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a member of the Indiana University Northwest Institute for Innovative Leadership, a 2012 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens’ Academy for the Indianapolis Division and a member of the Finance Council of, lector and lector scheduler for St. John the Baptist Church in Whiting, Indiana.

Dan holds a B.A. in Urban Studies with a minor in Economics, Columbia University: New York, NY, has a Certificate in Public Management, Indiana University and has a Master in Public Affairs.

Shaunna Finley
Shaunna Finley

Adjunct Professor

Shaunna Finley has 18 years’ experience in non-profit management, education and workforce development. Shaunna Finley is recognized as an education leader in the community who prides herself on building strong teams and partnerships. Currently, Shaunna is the Director of Career and Technology Education, Adult Basic Education and C.L.A.S.S. for School City of East Chicago.

Prior to working for School City of East Chicago, Shaunna was a principal and teacher at New Vistas High School in Portage, Indiana. The school had its best student/staff results during the time of her leadership. Prior to this she worked at School City of East Chicago as a program specialist for Career and Technical Education and Adult Basic Education. Her passion is helping students find their passion and pursue it.

Shaunna worked as the Director of Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation for five years, Operations Administrator for K12, Operations Manager for Edison Learning and Regional Operations Manager for The Center of Workforce Innovations.

Shaunna also works as a consultant for companies such as, ODS, which is led by Desila Rosetti. As a consultant, she assists organizations and companies with process and change management. Shaunna has helped these companies improve performance and communication. Shaunna also serves as a consultant for AdvancED, a contractor for Indiana Department of Education that focuses on accreditation. She helps schools evaluate themselves to get them on track to increase performance outcomes for students, staff and family. Shaunna serves as part-time faculty for Calumet College of St Joseph. She served on the boards for Portage Economic Development and Porter County Community Foundation. She is a team mom for Portage Pop Warner Football. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University, Masters’ Degrees from both Indiana University and Indiana State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University.

MSM 505 Accounting for Managers
This course covers basic accounting principles and practices with a particular focus on their relevance to a manager's use of this information in day-to-day decision making

MSM 511 Statistical Techniques I
This course focuses on the application of statistical concepts and techniques to help in the decision-making challenges that confront managers. Topics covered include univariate analysis, hypothesis testing, bivariate analysis, and regression analysis.

MSM 525 Human Resource Management
This course examines the application of human resources management theories and practices with a special focus on leadership, facilitation, and team dynamics.

MSM 531 Management Information Systems
The focus of this course is on the analysis of modern management information systems. Students will learn different strategies and techniques designed to support organizational objectives in a variety of work settings.

MSM 543 Communication and Audits in 21st Century Organizations
The workplace application of principles and practices associated with managerial communications, documentation, policies and procedures, auditing principles, corrective action documentation and reporting, and professional ethics is the emphasis of this course.

MSM 545 Operations Management
This course covers the application of principles and practices in manufacturing, healthcare, government, and the service sector, with a special emphasis on advanced product quality planning, control of ongoing operations, the control of incoming products and supplies, reliability, lean manufacturing, purchasing, and inspection processes.

MSM 560 Financial Management
This course will provide students the skill set necessary to prepare and execute planning and budget documents. It will focus on the principles and common approaches of completing these tasks while learning general financial terminology.

MSM 570 Legal and Ethical Issues for Managers
This course examines the legislation regarding equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, gender discrimination and harassment. It will also introduce the concepts of ethics and moral development and discuss the application of these concepts as they relate to business and social responsibility.

MSM 572 Change Management
Students will examine the management of change in organizations in this course. Organizational development will be discussed in tandem with the skills and knowledge of change management.

MSM 574 Organizational Behavior & Performance Management
Students will study aspects of today's corporate culture and its relationship to behavior and organizational performance. Students will focus on the optimal design of organizations to operate in various environments and for different functions.

MSM 576 Strategic Planning
In this course students will examine various models in management planning and decision-making. From this examination, students will gain an understanding of strategy formulation and learn how to implement those strategies.

MSM 520 Project Management
The application of strategies and techniques employed in development and advancing projects in various settings is the focus of this course. Particular emphasis will be placed on analytic and decision-making tools and project management and scheduling.

Purpose and Rationale

The rationale of a Graduate Assistantship is to further the professional academic development of the graduate student. The assistantship is expected to serve as a meaningful learning experience and a way for the graduate student to work for an institution in his or her chosen field. It is expected that the student will contribute on a professional level to enhance the learning environment of undergraduate and other graduate students.

The responsibility of a Graduate Assistant

The Graduate Assistant (GA) is responsible for working with various Faculty members across different Graduate Programs. Activities may include the following:

  • Support of teaching, which can include work as a Teaching Assistant (TA). This task may involve grading assignments and working directly with students under the tutelage of Graduate Faculty.
  • The Graduate Assistant may also conduct academically significant research related to his or her academic program under the guidance of a faculty member.
  • The student could also be involved in administrative duties and other professional activities, ideally related to his or her field.


To be eligible for the Assistantship, the student must first gain admission to graduate study. He/she must register and maintain at least 6 semester credits of graduate coursework. Full time Assistantships are awarded for each academic year but can be awarded for up to (2) years. Students must apply each academic year.

  • There is a limit of 2 GA’s per a Graduate Program (Certain conditions apply).
  • GA’s receive a full tuition waiver for up to 12 credits per semester (Fees not included).
  • GA’s work approximately 15 hours a week while school is in session during the academic year.
  • Only students in good academic standing with a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 are eligible for selection as GA’s.
  • The GPA of 3.0 must be maintained during the assistantship process.


Student must apply directly to Academic Affairs Office for each position of interest.

  • Student must submit a general application to the Academic Affairs Office.
  • A resume must accompany the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Applications are due at least two months before the start of the fall or spring semester.
  • Interview with the Graduate Program Director of the program in which the student is applying.

Download Graduate Assistantship Application

How are positions allocated and assigned?

Application forms are submitted to Graduate Program Directors for initial review. If the Graduate Program Director approves the application, he or she then forwards it for approval to the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Following all three approvals both the Financial Aid Office and the Academic Affairs Office will issue a letter of appointment for the GA to sign. Each Graduate Assistant reports to the Supervising Faculty Member identified in the letter of appointment. Although most Graduate Assistants apply for work in their own department, other Graduate Program Directors may require the skills of a student from another department. This can be a great way for a Graduate Assistant to get varying types of experiences.


The supervisor will review the job description with the Graduate Assistant and determine a mutually agreeable schedule for the year. Graduate Assistants should have some significant responsibility/project assigned which may be included on their resumes for the future. A collaborative evaluation will be conducted at the end of each academic year to examine how the original job description matches the reality of day to day activities. In a rare instance where a Graduate Assistant is not performing his/her duties, at the written request of the Graduate Supervisor, the person may be removed by the Vice/President of Academic Affairs.

How Fellowship Award is Applied

The Graduate Assistant Grant is to be applied to the student’s financial aid package for the current semester that he or she is serving. This grant will be applied for graduate coursework only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other form of outside scholarships, tuition reimbursement, or veteran’s benefits. Students must comply with the following:

  • Must file a FAFSA for the award year
  • Must be registered for at least 6 graduate credit hours
  • Must work 10-15 hours per week during the semester for which the grant is to be applied
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving the grant

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Frequently Asked Questions

The MSM degree should be of interest to those who desire to move into supervisory and management positions in a wide variety of industries. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of professionals who work in any industry including those in manufacturing, healthcare, government, and the service sector.
Skills developed in the program are becoming more and more critical in the 21st-century workplace. Moreover, studies show that management professionals benefit financially from holding master’s degrees.
Twelve courses, 3-credit-hour are required to complete the degree program. Courses are scheduled to permit students to complete the 36-credit hour curriculum within 16 months.
Classes are offered in a concentrated format over 7-week time periods with three courses offered each semester.
Together with a core staff of Ph.D.-credentialed faculty, part-time faculty with extensive professional expertise in management will provide instruction. Part-time faculty will also participate in developing individual courses. The proposed strategy is uniquely responsive to the highly technical and rapidly evolving nature of the business environment.
To be admitted, students will be required to:
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Have attained at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale or the equivalent grade point average on an alternative scale (exceptions may be made based on experience);
  • Submit two letters of recommendation;
  • Submit official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended.
  • All of the courses in the program are three-credit-hour courses. Ask a counselor for the current or see the
  • Those interested in participating in the Program should do the following in order to complete the application process:
  • Secure an application packet from Dino Ramirez in the Office of Enrollment at (219) 473-4202.
  • Complete an application and mail the application fee and appropriate accompanying documents to Ms. Desila Rosetti.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation to Ms. Desila Rosetti, MSM Graduate Program, 2400 New York Ave., Whiting, IN 46394.
  • Submit statement of purpose to Desila Rosetti.

  • Contact our Enrollment Specialist

    Dino Ramirez
    Dino Ramirez