Master of Science in Management
The MSM Program at Calumet College of St. Joseph prepares individuals to achieve personal and professional success.
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 may complete the program in as little as 16 months.
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.
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.
Objectives and requirements
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.
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’s degree from an accredited college/university with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework.
Required documentation should be submitted to the Office of Enrollment, Calumet College of St. Joseph, 2400 New York Ave., Whiting, Indiana 46394. If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact: Krystal Johnson at (219) 473-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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