About the Program
Industrial Management students combine rigorous courses from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with the Krannert management core to produce strong analytic and technical skills with a business mindset. A dedication to life-long learning – new processes, new technologies, new ways of managing talent and resources – is a hallmark of an Industrial Management major. Specialties range from supply chain management to financial engineering to science.
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 allowed Industrial Management majors to enjoy faster upward mobility within organizations than most other business majors.
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 supply chain 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).
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Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information
The full Program Requirements for Industrial Management - Economics include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be print-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Credit Hours: 120
Graduation Index: 2.00 minimum / 3.50 minimum
Major Index: 2.00 / 3.50 minimum
Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)
- To be 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 required School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
- Complete MGMT 29500 with a C- or higher; Grade calculated in GPA but not for MAI. Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students who have completed a similar career development course are exempt from this requirement.
- Requirements for Upper Division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/im/im-req-upper-div.asp
- University Policy states students may only attempt a course 3 times and grades of W or WF are included in this limit. Per the School of Management, no more than three different MAI courses, or their equivalents, may be taken two times for a grade.
- School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” cannot be replaced by a transfer course.
- Complete 7-8 hours of Chemistry and/or Physics from below list with a C- or higher prior to admission to Upper Division Industrial Management.
Required Major Upper Division Courses (33 credits)
Major Selectives* - Choose ONE track to complete below (15 credits)
Complete all of the following courses for ECON non- honors (15 credits)
Complete all of the following courses for ECON Honors (15 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (63- 66 credits)
Chemistry or Physics (CC) (7-8 hours must be completed prior to admission to Upper Division)
Equivalent courses, credit given for only one: PHYS 17200, 21800 & 22000
Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core*
University Core Requirements
- Human Cultures Humanities
- Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
- Information Literacy
- Science #1
- Science #2
- Science, Technology & Society Selective
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.
Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.
± Also counts for UC Humanities
≈ Also counts for UC Science Technology & Society
≥ Check myPurdue for course pre-requisites
◊ Completion prior to admittance to Upper Division strongly encouraged
*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement
CC Critical Course to satisfy MAI requirements
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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
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.