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An Industrial Management major, similar to its counterparts, which include risk management and logistics management, is a specialized entry into corporate America. Industrial Management majors are the folks with long-term planning skills. They’re the ones who help to plan and manage a corporation’s production strategy. This means that they have to have a keen sense of business, along with a great understanding of economics and finance. Either those, or a very accurate crystal ball.

Industrial Management majors are always in demand by companies and government organizations. Running a business can be a roller-coaster ride, and Industrial Management majors are there to help prepare and control some of that fickleness with long-term strategic planning that takes into consideration everything from supply and demand to last year’s gross revenues.


  • Business Information Systems

  • Business Operational Planning

  • Career Orientation: Management

  • Management Project

  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership Skills

  • Production and Operations Analysis

  • Production Planning and Control

  • Quality Management and Control


Focus on developing those strong quantitative skills through advanced math courses, courses like calculus and statistics. Don’t forget that managers have to be able to speak and communicate effectively, so make sure you know how to read and write clearly by taking tough English courses.