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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, innovation management 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 motivate 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.

General Management Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Department/Program Major Courses (64 credits)

The following are Management Admissions Index (MAI) courses: 
  • ECON 25100 
  • ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800 or SCLA 10100 or HONR 19903
  • MA 16010 
  • MGMT 20000
  • COM 11400 or COM 21700 or EDPS 31500 or SCLA 10200

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 any School of Management courses (MEO); 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.

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

Previous enrollments in MA 16100, 16200, 16500, 16600 do not count against the retake policy for the MAI.

Major Selectives (15 credits)

Other Departmental Courses (39-40 credits)

Electives (16-17 credits)

Electives - Credit Hours: 16.00-17.00

University Requirements

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)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:

The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Major Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00-3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

13-14 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 www.purdue.edu/thinksummer.
  • 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.

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

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

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”. 


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

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