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2020-2021 University Catalog 
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Industrial Management, BSIM

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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

Industrial Management Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Department/Program Major Courses (56-66 credits)

Required Major Selectives (10-20 credits)

(Student elective credit hours will fluctuate due to varying concentration/minor credit hours - must fulfill 120 credit hours)

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 (49-55 credits)

Chemistry or Physics Selective - Credit Hours: 7.00-10.00

(satisfies Science #1 and Science #2 for core)

Must be completed with a C- or greater prior to admission to Upper Division. Please see your Advisor for suggested course combinations.

Electives (0-15 credits)

  • Electives - Credit Hours: 0.00-15.00

Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core:

​Management Admissions Index (IMAI) 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 or HONR 19903 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Writing
  • MA 16100 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MA 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • 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 IMAI courses with a 2.65 or above IMAI GPA AND a 2.40 cumulative GPA 2) have a C- or higher in all MAI AND any School of Management courses(MEO) 3) Not be on academic probation. 4) 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 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.

University Core Requirements

For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements

13-17 Credits

Spring 1st Year

14-17 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

12-15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12 Credits


  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division, with the exception of OBHR 33300. Students may take this course during their Sophomore Year.
  • 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.
  • Information on summer courses is available at
  • Graduation Index: 2.00 minimum - Major Index: 2.00 minimum
  • 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.

World Language Courses

World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course

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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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