Business Management Fast Track — Now Fully Online!

Contemplating a career change?

We understand that sometimes life takes twists and turns, and the path to your degree is not always linear. And whatever your circumstances, we want you to know you don’t have to do it alone.

We’ll support you as you make your business degree a reality – which is why we redesigned our Bachelor of Science in Business Management Fast Track to be more flexible and supportive than ever!

  • Fully online program
  • Free iPad upon class registration
  • Asynchronous learning
  • Scholarships and grants available
  • An accelerated degree earned in as little as 14 months
  • Credit earned for prior college courses and work/life experience
  • No application fee
  • Hands-on-help as you navigate admissions, credits, financial aid, class selection, and more

You can take charge of your life and your career, on your terms. Start by completing your bachelor’s degree in business at Calumet College of St. Joseph.

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Conveniently Designed for Adults Determined to Complete Their Degree

We know you have responsibilities outside of school.
We’re committed to supporting you and meeting your needs so you can successfully apply, enroll, graduate and thrive.
100% Online
  • A fully online format
  • Asynchronous learning
  • Finish in as few as 14 months
  • Receive credit for prior college coursework and job/life experiences
  • Cohorts of 15-20 peers
  • Build supportive relationships during the program, and beyond!
  • Earn your degree while you work full-time
  • On-the-job application of classroom learning
Catherine Gonzalez

About Catherine Lopez-Gonzalez

Program Director

I grew up on the South side of Chicago with my parents and sister. Education was always a priority – my dad was a steelworker and wanted his kids to have a different life than him. After high school, I planned to go into nursing. But as you know, life takes twists and turns, and plans don’t always go as you think they will. Just shy of graduation, I got married and then had a baby. I decided to take a pause and took a job at a bank.

The pause turned into a banking career. I was promoted quickly yet hit a ceiling because I didn’t have a bachelor’s degree. Luckily my employer offered tuition reimbursement so at 35 I went back to school. I chose to complete my business degree in CCSJ’s accelerated program because it was so convenient and I could complete it quickly.

Eventually, I wanted to make a career switch. I considered going back to nursing, but I would have needed to start over. After some thought, I chose to pursue higher education. I completed my Master of Educational Leadership and could not be more proud to now be the Program Director of Business Management Fast Track at my alma mater.

What You Need to Know About the Program

Business Management Fast Track is an online, accelerated Bachelor of Science degree that can be completed in as little as 14 months.

Calumet College of St. Joseph offers an accepting and supportive environment. Our faculty and staff are hands-on and heavily invested in your success.

Business Management Fast Track can be completed in as few as 14 months. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Keith Alexander, Assistant Director of Degree Completion and Transfer Enrollment. He will work with you to calculate your completion date.

Yes! We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Keith Alexander, Assistant Director of Degree Completion and Transfer Enrollment. He will work with you to calculate your accepted transfer credits and credit for work experience.

To learn how much the program will cost for you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Keith Alexander, Assistant Director of Degree Completion and Transfer Enrollment. He will review tuition and fees, as well as scholarships and other financial aid for which you may qualify.

You can apply online or visit campus and we’ll help you apply!

We’re here to help! Please contact Keith Alexander, Assistant Director of Degree Completion and Transfer Enrollment, at (219) 473-4210 or, or you may schedule an appointment that is convenient with your schedule.

Meet Our Faculty

Brian Lowry

Director of Communications & Public Relations; Special Assistant to the President; Adjunct Faculty

Catherine Lopez-Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business; Program Director, Business Management Fast Track

Roy Scheive, Ed.D.

Associate Professor; Program Director, Master of Science in Management

Tom Farley, M.S.

Adjunct Faculty



Graduates of this degree can advance their careers in:

  • Human Resources
  • Medical and Health Services
  • Management
  • Account Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Retail Management

Need Help? We're Here for You

Keith Alexander

Assistant Director of Degree Completion and Transfer Enrollment

 Phone: (219) 473-4210
 Office: Room 116


  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

You Belong

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Objectives and requirements

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and philosophical foundations of various management and leadership models and apply such models in an organizational setting.
  • Be able to define and apply the methods of inquiry and analysis of the liberal arts in relationship to the specifics situations and problems of management. These methods include being able to engage and analyze text, literature, and reports.
  • Be able to articulate a personal philosophy of management and explain how you could apply your personal management philosophy in a business setting.
  • Be able to apply research skills and appropriate data analysis methods in order to evaluate and address problems in organizations.
  • Be able to identify, discuss and evaluate ethical issues in Business, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.
  • Be able to create a logical argument and communicate ideals effectively in both writing and speaking.
Requirements expected of applicants
  • Prior college credit required
  • Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 24 years of age or older
  • Professional work experience

All application files are evaluated on an individual basis. Certain exceptions may be made to the above requirements depending on circumstances as determined by the Degree Completion Program Admissions Committee.

Application Process
  • Complete the Accelerated Program Application for admission (no fee required)
  • Submit official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended
  • Write admissions essay (if so requested by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid)

Required documentation should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, 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: Keith Alexander at (219) 473-4210 or

ORMN 405 Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
3 hours
Develops an understanding of behavior of the individual, group, and system level. Promotes exploration of understanding of self, the cohort group, and Calumet College of St. Joseph as models of the three levels. Promotes an understanding of the similarities and differences between groups and teams. Working through group problems will be emphasized.

ORMN 408 Marketing
3 hours
Introduces the managerial approach to marketing. Includes the study of markets, institutions and the environment in which business enterprises operate. Emphasizes marketing decision processes regarding the marketing mix, marketing programs and selected applications.

ORMN 415 Economics for Managers
3 hours
A survey of the field of economics as it relates to the manager. Designed to provide a basic understanding of the principles, concepts, and operational aspects of our economic systems and the role economics plays in daily business.

ORMN 421 Writing and Research Development
3 hours
This course examines written communications as a professional skill with extensive practice in the forms of written communication unique to business. Research skills are identified and developed by completing a research paper in a selected area of management.

ORMN 425 Communication in Organizations
3 hours
Identifies the formal structure, channels, and mechanisms for communication and the informal process of communication within an organization and its environment. Explores the dynamics of communication in and between organizational work units and how employee, supervisory, and management roles and perspectives affect communication.

ORMN 444 Business Statistics
3 hours
This course introduces students to the gathering and interpretation of statistical data presented through a business lens. Topics include the graphical and numerical representation of data, probability, sampling, statistical inference, correlation, and regression.

ORMN 435 Liberal Studies I
3 hours
An introduction to liberal arts as acts of critical inquiry. Students will become acquainted with classical forms of drama that lie behind much of the tradition of Western thought, as well as some modern approaches.

ORMN 440 The Management and Supervision Human Resources
3 hours
An examination of human resources management including: Human Resource Planning, Staffing and Selection, Benefits and Compensation, Safety and Health, and Employee Relations. Economic, social and legal constraints on the performance of these functions are explored. Practical applications of work in recruiting, job postings, benefits programs required, and negotiation will be incorporated in this module.

ORMN 445 Essentials for Accounting and Finance for Managers
3 hours
A study of the accounting process to enable the manager to work effectively with accountants and financial managers. The use of accounting data, financial statements, budgets, and MIS data are surveyed.

ORMN 447 Information Technology for Management
3 hours
In the growing marketplace, evolving businesses and organizations depend on advancing and developing their products and services through the effective integration of information technology throughout their organizational structure. This course is designed to help students understand and be able to implement information and communication structures on which business depend. This course will also allow students to gain a foundation with a systems view of information & technology management.

ORMN 450 Liberal Studies II
3 hours
Continues the introduction to liberal arts, impinging on areas that might be categorized as “social science” as well as “humanities.” This course introduces students to critical social analysis.

ORMN 455 Business Ethics, Social Responsibility and Management
3 hours
The application of theories of ethics to contemporary problems of business and professional practice. Emphasis is focused on the social responsibility of corporations and individuals within corporations and the relationship between the professional and public responsibilities.

ORMN 460 Strategic Management
3 hours
An examination of models in management planning and decision making to enable students to develop an understanding of strategy formulation and implementation.

ORMN 463 Integrated Project
3 hours
This is a capstone course where students will analyze and complete a case study designed to integrate the following disciplines: Marketing, Financial, Accounting, and Management.

ORMN 467 Employment Law and the Workplace
3 hours
This course will review key legislation affecting: employee rights, privacy, and consumer protection. Legislation regarding equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, gender discrimination and harassment will also be reviewed. Legal employment practices and wrongful termination and employer defenses against legislation will also be covered

ORMN 470 Compensation and Benefits
3 hours
This course provides an in-depth treatment of pay and benefit practices, including job evaluation, salary surveys, individual and group performance-based pay, health insurance and pensions. The objective of this class is to help line managers and human resource department staff members understand pay/benefit plans and community them effectively to employees. Theory and practice are combined in practical projects.

ORMN 473 Labor Relations
3 hours
This course is a study of the American labor force: measurement, characteristics and behavior under changing income, employment and technology. An examination of recent labor market developments provides the basis for a critical analysis and appraisal of contemporary wage theory. Topics include changes in the labor force, unemployment, water determination, the minimum wage, internal labor markets, productivity, discrimination, unions, and collective bargaining. Key legislation affecting employees and labor relations are also reviewed.

ORMN 476 Training and Development
3 hours
This course is an intensive study of personnel training and development in contemporary organizations. Emphasis is placed upon the identification of training needs, program design, choice of training methods, and evaluation of results. Classroom activities focus on application, with students designing and presenting training seminars.

ORMN 480 Strategic Management of Human Resources
3 hours
This course will help students understand how the management of people is influenced by the social, ethical, and legal environment; by diversity in the work place; by the organizational culture; and by the firm’s overall business strategy. Students will learn how to perform the following activities: selecting employees; career development; evaluating and rewarding performance; and managing conflict.