Organization Management Program

Organization Management

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Organization Management is designed to meet the educational needs of adults unable to complete their degree in the traditional manner. Adults with two years of transferable college credit can earn their degree in about 12 months by attending class one evening per week.

Department Chairperson: Roy Scheive, Ed.D.

Program Director: Roy Scheive, Ed.D.

Faculty: Joseph Ferrallo, M.B.A.; William Hanna, M.S.; Jane Jordan, M.S.; Brian Lowry, M.L.A.; Daniel Lowry, M.A.; Jeannine Pellettiere, M.P.A.; Desila Rosetti, M.S.A.; Roy Scheive, Ed.D.; Deanne Shimala, C.P.A., M.S.T.

  • Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement
  • Objectives
  • Faculty

In support of the College mission, the Organization Management Program helps students develop knowledge, skills and values needed to becoming effective managers, administrators, and leaders. Our program values the experiences students bring into the classroom and encourages students to explore academically sound alternative methods for fulfilling their educational goals. The program’s accelerated approach seeks to reduce or eliminate time and space barriers, thus allowing working adults to complete their educational objectives at an accelerated pace and apply knowledge gained from the integration of work and classroom experiences.

In order to fulfill our mission, the Organization Management Program seeks to place greater emphasis on competencies students develop throughout the program. We also recognize the need for ongoing assessment of students’ learning outcomes regarding the knowledge, skills, and values they develop in our curriculum. Graduates will bring knowledge, skills, and values into workplaces characterized by rapid changes in technologies, so our program will increasingly introduce current technologies. Workplaces are also continuing to reflect the increasingly wide diversities in our society. The Organization Management course of studies aims to heighten students’ awareness of and appreciation for others and their differing viewpoints. Students live in a rapidly changing society in a rapidly changing world. Therefore, our curriculum will increasingly emphasize change and the ability to adapt to new realities. The mastery of particular subject matters remains important in any course of study, but we also seek to help students learn about the learning process itself, so that they become more effective lifelong learners.

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

Organization Management Program Director
Room 511
(219) 473-4228
rscheive@ccsj.edu

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 Master of Science in Management Program. Dr. Scheive earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Organization Management. He has also earned a Master's Degree in Education from Purdue University, and a Master's Degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, and aPh.D. 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 Ferrallo
Joseph Ferrallo

Adjunct Professor
(630) 947-3102
jferrallo@ccsj.edu

Joseph Ferrallo is the lead Marketing professor in the Organization Management program. He teaches 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, as well as 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 and training and training development, as well as diversity and inclusion programming. Prior to launching Client Contact Center Solutions, Joseph held senior leadership positions 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.

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. He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Business Administration.

In 2011, Joseph was awarded the "Notable 90" award from the University of St. Francis. In celebration of the University's 90th founding year, the "Notable 90" award 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 the Faculty Appreciation award. The award is given to faculty who consistently inspire students to achieve outstanding academic excellence as a foundation for assuming demanding 21st-century careers.



Brian Lowry
Brian Lowry

Adjunct Professor
(219) 682-8620
brian@shorelineconsult.com

Brian Lowry is an instructor for the Liberal Studies courses. He served CCSJ for a decade in a number of administrative roles before becoming the Director of Community Development for Whiting’s Mayor Joe Stahura. He left that position to found Shoreline Consulting, a marketing firm whose clients include regional and national corporations and units of municipal government.

Brian serves on the boards of a number of local civic organizations and holds appointments to numerous government commissions. He has taught at several institutions, focusing primarily on courses in the humanities and communications. He has been an instructor in the Organization Management program since 2000.

Brian holds a degree in English from Calumet College of St. Joseph and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts from The University of Chicago. He and his wife Jerri have three children and reside in Whiting, IN.



Jeannine M. Pellettiere
Jeannine M. Pellettiere

Adjunct Professor
(312) 422-9933
jpellettiere@ccsj.edu

Jeannine Pellettiere has a B.A. in History from Quincy University, B.G.S. (concentration in Business & Economics), Indiana University Northwest, and an M.P.A. from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has held various positions in the Chicago legal community for 35 years and has taught at Calumet College of St. Joseph.



Deanne Shimala, CPA
Deanne Shimala, CPA

Adjunct Professor
(219) 218-7171
dshimala@ccsj.edu

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, 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.



Joanne Jakubowski
Joanne Jakubowski

Adjunct Professor
(630) 956-9814
joanne.jakubowski@ccsj.edu

Joanne Jakubowski has twenty-five years of experience in human resources, labor and employee relations, organizational development, and performance effectiveness roles, for a variety of organizations and industries including Inland Steel, ComEd/Exelon, Citizens Water Operations (now American Water and Frontier Communications), municipal government, and Kellogg Company. She is currently an internal Sales Learning and Development Consultant for a CPG company. Her career is built on her academic credentials: a Master of Science in Human Resources from Purdue University, W. Lafayette; a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Seton Hill University; a certificate in Organization Development from the National Training Laboratories; and SPHR certification as a member of ASTD.





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Program Requirements


  • B.S.
  • B.S. - Human Resources
  • HR Certificate
  • Courses

Course Requirements

A minimum 52 semester hours of transferable credits reflecting a 2.0 or above G.P.A. may be accepted from accredited colleges and universities. Eight core abilities must be demonstrated before graduation, including: English, Math, Speech, Computers, History, Humanities, Social Science, and Science. Completion of 45 credit hours of academic core courses and a combined total of 120 credit hours are needed to graduate.

B.S. in Organization Management (120 hours)

The following are required for a baccalaureate degree in Organization Management:

  • 52 hours: Transfer Hours (Minimum), including 38 hours that meet General Education requirements outlined above

  • 45 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
    ORMN 405 Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
    ORMN 408 Marketing
    ORMN 415 Economics for Managers
    ORMN 421 Writing and Research Development
    ORMN 425 Communication in Organizations
    ORMN 431 Business Mathematics
    ORMN 435 Liberal Studies I
    ORMN 440 The Management and Supervision of Human Resources
    ORMN 443 Supervisory Management
    ORMN 445 Essentials for Accounting and Finance for Managers
    ORMN 447 Information Technology for Management
    ORMN 450 Liberal Studies II
    ORMN 455 Business Ethics, Social Responsibility and Management
    ORMN 460 Strategic Management
    ORMN 463 Integrative Project

  • 23 hours: Additional Requirements

B.S. in Organizational Management with Human Resources Concentration Requirements

The following five courses are required:

  • ORMN 467 Employment Law in the Workplace
  • ORMN 470 Compensation and Benefits
  • ORMN 473 Labor Relations
  • ORMN 476 Training and Development
  • ORMN 480 Strategic Management of Human Resources

Post-Baccalaureate Human Resources Certificate (18 hours)

The Human Resources Certificate is restricted to students who already hold a baccalaureate degree in business, management, or a related field.

The following six courses are required:

  • ORMN 440 The Management and Supervision of Human Resources
  • ORMN 467 Employment Law in the Workplace
  • ORMN 470 Compensation and Benefits
  • ORMN 473 Labor Relations
  • ORMN 476 Training and Development
  • ORMN 480 Strategic Management of Human Resources

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 431 Business Mathematics
3 hours
This course reviews business mathematics and introduces methods, techniques and the applications of quantitative tools to logical decision making. The area of study includes: bank services, payroll, mathematics of buying and selling, statistics, discounting, and compound interest.

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 443 Supervisory Management
3 hours
Emphasis will be on the supervisory role. Students will learn to understand the unique role that a supervisor plays in areas of performance management, decisions in downsizing and development. Techniques for dealing with disruptive behavior are addressed in this course.

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 Integrative 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.

Human Resource Concentration

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.








Frequently Asked Questions


Our program values the experiences that students bring into the classroom and encourages students to explore academically sound alternative methods of fulfilling their educational goals. The program’s accelerated approach seeks to reduce or eliminate time and space barriers for returning adult learners, allowing working adults to complete their educational objectives at an accelerated pace and apply knowledge gained form the integration of work and classroom experiences.


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Organization Management is designed to meet the educational needs of adults unable to complete their degree in the traditional manner. Adults with two years of transferable college credit can earn their degree in 12 months by attending class two evenings per week.

The Organization Management program has the following features:
  • Program can be completed in as little as 12 months
  • Classes meet twice a week, four-hour classes
  • Cohort model formed of learning groups of approximately 15-20 students
  • Instructors are professionals in their field
  • Leads to a bachelor of science degree in management
  • Credit offered for life experience
  • Offers a set tuition throughout program
  • There are fifteen courses, each 3 credit hours, are required to complete the degree program. Courses are scheduled to permit students to complete the 45-credit hour curriculum within 12 months.
    Classes are offered in a concentrated format over 5-week time periods with five courses offered each semester.
    Together with a core staff of Ph.D.-credentialed faculty, part-time faculty with extensive professional expertise in administering formal quality programs 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.
    Minimum 52 semester hours of transferable credits from accredited colleges or universities with a 2.0 G.PA. or above. Eight core abilities must be demonstrated before graduation, including English, Math, Speech, Computers, History, Humanities, Social Science and Science. Completion of 45 credit hours of academic core courses and a combined total of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  • Financial Aid includes grants, scholarships, and federally guaranteed loans
  • ORMN students who enroll and complete the accelerated, 1 year program may also qualify for up to 35% off of tuition and fees with the CCSJ Fast Track Grant (eligibility is determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • ORMN students may qualify for additional grants, scholarships, and/or loans

  • Eliminating the annual increase in college tuition costs, enrolled students are locked into a tuition charge that will not increase during the duration of the program. Tuition charges include all books. Other minimal fees include a technology fee and a student association fee. (Technology Fee and Student Association Fees not paid by Reimbursement Programs)
    To be admitted, students in the Organization Management Program will be required to:
  • Complete accelerated program Online Application for admission (no fee required)
  • Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, certificates and or Military records
  • Write admissions essay (if so requested by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid)

  • For further information regarding the program, please contact the Office of Enrollment at (219) 473-4215 or admissions@ccsj.edu.





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