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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Management/Science, 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

Required Minor - Complete One Science Minor (10-20 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (49-53 credits)

Electives (1-15 credits)

Management Admissions Index (MAI) Core

Management Admissions Index 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 CommunicationI: Antiquity to Modernity
  • MA 16100 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I OR MA 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
  • MA 16200 Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II OR MA 16600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
  • MGMT 20000 Introductory Accounting
  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication or COM 21700 Science Writing & Presentation

Upper Division Requirements: A student must 1) complete all MAI courses with a 2.65 or above MAI GPA AND a 2.40 cumulative GPA 2) have a C- or higher in all MAI AND required Management courses 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.
  • Complete 7-8 hours of Chemistry and/or Physics 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.


Program Requirements

15-16 Credits

15-16 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

12-14 Credits

Spring 4th Year

14 Credits


  • 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.
  • Information on summer courses is available at

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

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