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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Management, BSIM

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 data analytics to supply chain management to financial engineering.

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 technical consultants, supply chain analysts, strategic sourcing analysts or software business analysts.

Students may choose from the following concentrations or minor: Data Analytics, Computer Science, Economics, Economics Honors, Engineering, Financial Engineering, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences), Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematcis (STEM).

Industrial Management Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Required Concentrations or Minor (10-20 credits)

(student elective cr hrs will fluctuate due to varying concentration/minor cr hrs - must fulfill 120 cr hrs for IM Major)
Concentration for Industrial Management

OR Science Minor

  • Biological Sciences (16-20 credits)
  • Chemistry (16 credits)
  • Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences (18 credits)
  • Mathematics (12-13 credits)
  • Physics (10-11 credits)
  • Statistics (15 credits)


OR Computer Science Minor  (16-17 credits)

  • Computer Science Minor - All IM Majors choosing Computer Science must meet the CS minor requirements of completing courses with a “C” or higher. ** All courses require permission form the CS department. See CS website for instructions.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (49-53 credits)

Electives (1-15 credits)

  • Electives - Credit Hours: 1.00-15.00

Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core:

​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 16100 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MA 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MA 16200 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II OR MA 16600 Analytic Geometry and 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
  • 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.

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.
    Students are responsible for consulting their advisor about re-take options available to them.
  • 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.

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

15-16 Credits

15-16 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

14 Credits

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

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