Jun 03, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Management, BS


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, Amazon.com, Tesla, and Target Corporation.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Major Selectives (15 credits)


Other Departmental Requirements (42-43 credits)


Other Departmental Courses (36-37 credits)


Electives (13-14 credits)


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

  • Electives - Credit Hours: 13.00-14.00

*Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core Requirements


Management Admissions Index classes consist of:

  • ECON 25100 Microeconomics
  • ENGL 10600 First-year Composition or ENGL 10800 Accelerated First-year Composition or SCLA 10100 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication I: Antiquity to Modernity
  • MA 16010 Applied Calculus I
  • MA 16020 Applied Calculus II
  • MGMT 20000 Introductory Accounting
  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication or COM 21700 Science Writing & Presentation OR SCLA 10200 Transformative Texts, Critical Thinking and Communication II: Modern World OR EDPS 31500 Collaborative Leadership: Interpersonal Skills

Upper Division Requirements: A student must 1) complete all MAI courses with a 3.00 or above MAI GPA AND a 2.50 cumulative GPA 2) have a C- or higher in all MAI AND required Management courses 3) Not be on academic probation.

  • 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.

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.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Required Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Required Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


  • 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.

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.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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