Dec 16, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Management, BS

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About the Program

Management majors mean business. They effectively lead, coordinate and communicate innovative solutions in all aspects of an organization from strategy to operations to human resources. They are adaptable leaders with strong roots in analytics, complemented by solid communication skills that enable them lead in the business world.

A multi-functional approach to coursework allows you to discover different business areas at the same time like finance, strategy, law and organizational behavior. You’ll refine your critical thinking, communication and analytical skills as you explore these different aspects of business.

The General Management major allows students to gain depth in the areas of human resource management, strategic analysis, and organizational structure.  Whether a business is a Fortune 500 company with thousands of employees or a small machine shop in Indiana, the management team has to be able to think strategically, understand its competitive environment and motive its employees to pursue the company goals.  This major is a favorite choice for Krannert students and provides the ideal base upon which to build a career.

Graduates pursue many different career directions. Some begin in corporate management rotational programs, as account executives or as project managers. Others join the team of a start-up. You will find Krannert management graduates in companies like Boeing, General Motors,, Tesla, and Target Corporation.

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (59 credits)

Cultural Competency Selectives I (3 credits)

Cultural Competency Selectives II (3 credits)

Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core*

*Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core Requirements

  • To be admitted into Upper Division, students who have completed all courses in the MAI must have at least a 3.00 MAI GPA and a 2.50 cumulative GPA, have a C- or higher in all MAI and required School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Requirements for upper division can be found online:
  • 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.
  • Previous enrollments in MA 16100, MA 16200, MA 16500, MA 16600 do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

General Electives (13 credits)

The number of general electives will vary for each student and can include AP credit, trnasfer creit, and/or Credit by exam.

General Information

  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON (Purdue Transfer Credit Courses) will only be considered if taken at a 4 year AACSB accredited school.
  • Courses taken on approved Krannert study abroad programs may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students participating in a Purdue approved study abroad program are registered as full-time Purdue students during their semester abroad. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss study abroad opportunities.
  • Minors outside of the School of Management are also available.
  • Information on summer courses is available at
  • Refer to myPurduePlan for degree requirements.

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

15 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • ECON 38500 - Labor Economics
  • Required Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Required Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


* Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

*UC* Fulfills University Core requirement

♦ Critical Course to satisfy MAI 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

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