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Industrial Management Information

Do you want options, a life without limits and an education that opens doors?

Industrial Management majors want to run the business. They want to do the work. This makes them very valuable to employers. People with skills and active knowledge in more than one area are coveted. They think big, act decisively and build teams. They make things happen.

This could be the moment you decide not to choose. You can do it all.

During your first year at Purdue, you will take general university coursework, usually five courses each semester. Your sophomore year consists of introductory management courses. When you reach your junior and senior years, you begin the professional management core coursework. The kinds of classes you can expect to enroll in during your last two years at Purdue are:

Junior Year

  • Business Statistics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Technical Minor Electives

Senior Year

  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Policy
  • Economic Policy
  • Professional Electives
  • International Electives
  • Technical Minor Electives 




Charlene Sullivan

  • Faculty Advisor
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Ph.D. in Management from Purdue University

Jeff Powers

  • Krannert Alumni Advisor
  • Retired IBM executive 
  • B.S. from Purdue University and MBA from Indiana University

Prominent IM Alumni:

Richard Dauch

    • Class of 1964
    • CEO of American Axle and Manufacturing
    • Donated $3 million to Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center

Sam Allen

    • Class of 1975
    • CEO of John Deere

Drew Brees

    • Class of 2001
    • 2000 Maxwell Award winner (nation's top collegiate player) and Academic All-American Player of the Year
    • 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints

Rich Freeland

    • Class of 1979
    • President of Worldwide Distribution Cummins, Inc.


At Purdue:

  • Purdue's Board of Directors is made up of 38% IM majors
  • Purdue Board of Trustees is made up of 33% IM majors
  • 100% job placement within six months of graduation