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Industrial Management/Engineering, BSIM

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About the Program

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 shown greater opportunity and faster upward mobility within organizations than most other business majors.

Industrial Management students combine rigorous courses in math, science, and business to sharpen strong analytic, business and technical skills. A dedication to continually learning - new processes, technology and skills - is a hallmark of an Industrial Management student. Specialties range from technical management areas to science and engineering.

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 production supervisors, operations analysts, strategic sourcing analysts or software business analysts.

Students may choose from the following concentrations: Analytical Consulting, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Financial Engineering, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Quantitative Methods, Statistics and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences).

Industrial Management Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Industrial Management - Engineering  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Bachelor of Science in Management
Major: Industrial Management/Analytical Consulting
Minimum credit hours: 120

Management Admissions Index Core (MAI)

  • To be automatically 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 School of Management courses, and may not be on academic probation.
  • Requirements for upper division can be found online: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/undergraduate/current-students/im/im-req-upper-div.asp
  • MAI courses, or their equivalents, may only be enrolled in two times for a grade.
  • A maximum of three MAI courses may be retaken.
  • School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” can only be retaken at Purdue University.
  • Both science electives must be completed prior to admission to upper division of Industrial Management

Departmental/Industrial Management Major Courses

MAI Core

Requirements for upper division can be found online:


Required Engineering-Industrial Engineering Courses

Complete 15 credit hours from the following courses

University Core/Program Course Requirements

Electives (Complete Enough Electives to Equal at Least 120 Credits)

University Core Requirements

Program Requirements

16-17 Credits

14-15 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12-13 Credits

120 Total Credits


*UC* Satisfies a University Core Requirement

*PUWL* Course must be taken at Purdue University, West Lafayette

◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
2.0 Major GPA (MGMT/ECON/OBHR) required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements

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

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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. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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