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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Management/Economics Honors, 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: Data Analytics, 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).

Data analytics is an exciting new concentration that offers Industrial Management students the opportunity to develop the skills of programming with Python, building spread sheet models of uncertain investment projects, acquiring the tools for data mining and building predictive models.  This is an incredibly powerful concentration that truly sets a student apart in terms of career prospects.

Industrial Management Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (66-69 credits)

Chemistry or Physics ♦ (7-8 hours must be completed prior to admission to Upper Division)

Equivalent courses, credit given for only one: PHYS 17200, 21800 & 22000

Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core*

Electives (6-9 credits)

*Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core Requirements

  • 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.
  • Complete MGMT 29500 with a C- or higher; Grade calculated in GPA but not for MAI. Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students who have completed a similar career development course are exempt from this requirement.
  • 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.
  • School of Management, MAI, and concentration courses with grades of “F” cannot be replaced by a transfer course.
  • 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.

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.

± Also counts for UC Humanities

≈ Also counts for UC Science Technology & Society

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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


*UC* Satisfies a University Core Requirement

* Completion prior to admittance to Upper Division strongly encouraged

♦ Critical Course to satisfy MAI requirements

Graduation Index: 2.00 / 3.50 minimum

Major Index: 2.00 / 3.50 minimum

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

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