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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Management/Analytical Consulting, BS

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About the Program

Industrial Management students are multi-talented. With a specialized business focus, students can forecast company growth and talk numbers in the board room as well as solve logistical problems in business operations. This flexibility has shown greater opportunity and faster upward mobility within organizations than most other business majors.

Industrial Management students combine rigorous courses in math, science, and business to sharpen strong analytic, business and technical skills. A dedication to continually learning – new processes, technology and skills – is a hallmark of an Industrial Management student. Specialties range from technical management areas to science and engineering.

Many Industrial Management graduates begin their careers in corporate leadership development rotational programs, where they gain additional business and technical knowledge. Others start their careers as production supervisors, operations analysts, strategic sourcing analysts or software business analysts.

Students may choose from the following concentrations: Analytical Consulting, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Financial Engineering, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Quantitative Methods, Statistics and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences).

Industrial Management Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Industrial Management - Analytical Consulting BS  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Bachelor of Science in Management
Major: Industrial Management/Analytical Consulting
Minimum credit hours: 120

Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)

  • To be automatically admitted into upper division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 2.65 MAI GPA and a 2.40 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Requirements for upper division can be found online:
  • MAI courses, or their equivalents, may only be enrolled in two times for a grade.
  • A maximum of three MAI courses may be retaken.
  • School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” can only be retaken at Purdue University.
  • Both science electives must be completed prior to admission to upper division of Industrial Management

MAI Core

Upper Division Required Major Courses

  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Course - Credit Hours: 3.00

Required Majors

(Select One) 

  • Analytical Consulting
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Economics Honors
  • Engineering
  • Financial Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Science- Biology
    Science- Chemistry
    Science- Earth Atmospherics and Planetary Science
  • Science- Mathematics
  • Science- Physics
  • Science- Statistics
  • STEM

University Core/Program Course Requirements

International Electives

Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language.

Foreign language course cannot be taught in English

Electives (Complete Enough Electives to Equal at Least 120 Credits)

University Core Requirements

General Information

  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • MGMT 30400 , MGMT 32300 , MGMT 45500  and MGMT 44301  are no credit courses.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON ( courses will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school, (
  • Courses taken on approved Purdue study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities.
  • Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • *PU* Course MUST be taken at PURDUE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

Program Requirements

16-17 Credits

14-15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12-13 Credits

120 Total Credits


◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*PU* These courses must be taken at a Purdue University campus.

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

Graduation Index: 2.0 minimum
Major (ECON, MGMT. OBHR) Index: 2.0 minimum

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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