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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Management/Management Information Systems, 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 - Management Information Systems  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 Industrial Management
Major: Management Information Systems
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:
  • 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

MAI Core

Requirements for upper division can be found online:

School of Management Foundations

International Electives

Any foreign language course - 20100, 20200, 30100, 30200, 40100, and 40200 not in your native language. Foreign language course cannot be taught in English.

Global or international courses (3-6 credits) taken at an approved Purdue study abroad program may be used toward the International Elective with advisor approval.

Chemistry or Physics (8 Hours must be completed prior to admission to Upper Division)

Equivalent courses, credit given for only one: CHM 11500 & 12300; CHM 11600 & 12400; PHYS 17200, 21800 & 22000; PHYS 21900, 22100, 24100, 25100 & 26100.

University Core/Program Course Requirements

(Additional requirements fulfilled through MAI Core and/or School of Management Foundations courses)

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

General Information

  • MGMT, OBHR and ECON courses numbered 30000 or higher, except for MGMT 30100, can only be taken after being admitted to Upper Division.
  • Transfer credit for upper level MGMT, OBHR and ECON ( 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.
  • Refer to the most updated list of pre- and co-requisites and Course Grade Requirements at


*UC* Satisfies a University Core Requirement

◊ Completion prior to admittance to upper division strongly encouraged

Graduation Index: 2.0 minimum
Major (MGMT, OBHR, ECON) Index: 2.0 minimum

Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

15-16 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

12-13 Credits

120 Total Credits

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.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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