Industrial Management

What is Industrial Management?

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management degree (BSIM) is an engineering-based program designed for students with strong technical and quantitative abilities. The major provides the operations management training to technically-oriented students who share their first two years with engineering students. Majors may begin their program of study as freshmen in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business or transfer into the program from engineering programs.


The industrial management major focuses on understanding project and quality management, mathematical modeling, supply chain management, operations planning and scheduling, service operations, and operations strategy. The industrial management degree gives a lot of flexibility in selecting upper-level operations classes. As industrial management students may end up in a variety of industries (supply chains, manufacturing, services, consulting, etc.), the faculty strongly recommend that the students take one of the following tracks of courses when selecting their upper-level electives. For students more interested in supply chains, take OM4081 Supply Chain Management and (OM4082 Procurement and Logistics or OM4076 Operations Planning and Scheduling). For students more interested in services, take OM4088 Service Sector Management and (OM4089 Healthcare Management & Operations or OM4076 Operations Planning and Scheduling). These tracks will help to focus your studies in industrial management, but completing a track is not required for graduation.

Review the program outline or contact the Lindner College of Business Undergraduate Office at 513-556-7030 for more information.

Real-World Experience

BSIM students have co-oped or joined leadership programs with HJ Heinz, GE Aviation, Toyota, Parker Hannifin, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, P&G, and Intelligrated, among many others. The program has also seen grads enter Harvard's MBA program. The student group Association for Supply Chain Managemen is active with off-campus tours and on-campus seminars that augment the industrial management coursework.

Career Possibilities

Students are employed by manufacturing and service industries and can find careers in both managerial and operational roles. Positions offered recently to graduates include production manager, quality engineer, manufacturing engineer, supply chain manager, logistics account executive, process engineer, VMI analyst, production control, supply chain optimization, six-sigma quality manager, and project manager.

Companies that have recently hired Operations Management students and graduates include:

  • Intelligrated
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Delta Air Lines
  • DHL Express
  • GE Aviation
  • General Electric
  • Kinetic Vision
  • Meritor
  • The Kroger Co.
  • Toyota

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Steven Jones

Assistant Professor-Educator, Department of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems, BBA-OM/BS-IM Academic Director

3410 Carl H. Lindner Hall