Department Chairperson: Roy Scheive, Ed.D.
Program Director: Desila Rosetti, M.S.A.
Faculty: Dan Botich, M.P.A.; Joe Ferrallo, M.B.A.; Shaunna Finley, Ph.D.; Jennifer Fredricks, M.B.A.; Cathy Gonzalez, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Mannion, J.D.; Lynn Miskus, C.P.A.; Desila Rosetti, M.S.A.; Roy Scheive, Ed.D.; Deanne Shimala, M.S.T., C.P.A.
The Master of Science in Management Program is a practitioner-oriented, accelerated degree program. It is competency based and adheres to the principles and practices of adult learning with respect to instructional strategies, curricular design and student services. Students will have the flexibility of hybrid instruction, where some part of the coursework will be provided online thus freeing them up to attend evening classes on a regular basis. Students may complete the program in 16 months.
- Mission Statement
- Program Objectives
- Admission Requirements
- Graduate Assistantship
The MSM Program at Calumet College of St. Joseph prepares individuals to achieve personal and professional success. Students are empowered with knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal dispositions to become successful managers.
Graduates are expected to perform effectively and responsibly as professionals, managers, and leaders in the manufacturing sector, healthcare, the nonprofit sector, government, or in other management settings of their choosing.
Master's of Science in Management Program Objectives
The MSM program will prepare students to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the business disciplines and functional skills critical to the role as business professional in managing self and others.
- Use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
- Apply knowledge of current law, human behavior theories, and leadership styles, to improve employee motivation and organizational culture.
- Apply the fundamentals of business law, financial management, basic accounting principles, and quality control as key management functions within all organizations.
- Evaluate and participate in strategic planning process and/or project management as they pertain to organizational structures. Analyze and apply critical thinking and decision making in the areas of strategic planning, project management, and operations management.
- Apply effective strategies in ethical decision making, change management, financial management, and quality control of information within the organization.
- Analyze state, national, and international trends, political shifts, and diversity in the workplace recognizing the role the organizational leaders must demonstrate in these societal, organizational, and cultural shifts.
Admission to MSM Program
In addition to the requirements for all prospective graduate students, applicants for admission into the Master of Science in Management (MSM) Program must:
- Have a bachelor degree from an accredited college/university.
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, PhD
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.
Organization Management Program Director
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
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 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 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 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 520 Project Management
The course will focus on the application of strategies and techniques employed in development and advancing projects in various settings. A conceptual framework pertaining to project management, with a balanced treatment of both the technical and behavioral issues will be addressed. Additionally, the course will introduce project management tools that will be applied to a broad range of industries.
MSM 525 Human Resource Management
This course examines the application of human resource management theories and practices with a special focus on leadership, facilitation, and team dynamics. Additionally, we will explore how human resources professionals can add value to an organization by becoming a strategic partner in improving resource utilization to help companies achieve their goals and objectives.
MSM 531 Management Information Systems
This course explores the myriad opportunities made possible by today’s technology. We will concentrate on the technical foundations of MIS and focus on how to protect our businesses, our employees and customers. We will look into SMB and Enterprise systems, their design, sound management practices and required flexibility.
MSM 543 Communication and Audits in 21st Century Organizations
This course will focus on quality efforts in organizations. Students will understand the application of principles and practices associated with managerial communications, quality documentation, quality auditing, documenting and reporting observations, and professional ethics.
MSM 545 Operations Management
In this course, students will gain an appreciation of operations and supply chain management in a global business environment, understand how operations relates to other business functions, develop a working knowledge of concepts and methods related to designing and managing operations and creating value along the supply chains and develop a skill set for continuous improvement.
MSM 560 Financial Management
This course will provide students the skill set necessary to prepare and execute planning and budget documents. Students will gain understanding in the basic foundations of financial management tools to manage a business, partnership, or corporation. The course will focus on the financial management principles while learning general financial terminology.
MSM 570 Legal and Ethical Issues for Managers
This course will focus on legal and ethical issues by examining the legal environment of business, government and business, and business and society. This course will further examine contemporary legal and ethical conflicts emerging in present in current news and events as they relate to business and social responsibility.
MSM 572 Change Management
This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual framework addressing the strategic importance of managing change and organization development (OD) in various agencies, human service organizations, community organizations and other settings. The capability of an organization's human resources to adapt to such conditions, adopt and successfully use new practices, technologies and develop ways of performing organizational tasks is vital to proactive and sustainable human service organizations.
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
Students will examine various models of management planning and decision-making. Students will interpret and critically examine the various concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry required for the evaluation of a company’s effectiveness both internally and externally. From this examination, students will gain an understanding of strategy formulation and learn how to prepare and implement those strategies.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
- Secure an application packet from Melissa Benavidez, Assistant Director of Enrollment, at (219) 473-4202 or email@example.com.
- 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.