Industrial Management

What is Industrial Management?

Because of the complexity of most production systems, managers responsible for ensuring delivery of goods and services in every industry require an enormous amount of assistance and support. Industrial management graduates from UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business oversee the planning, scheduling and coordination of work flow and processing activities to deliver quality products and services effectively and efficiently. They support other managers in finance and marketing functions to make the overall organization operate effectively. 

A degree in industrial management positions students for such challenges, through education in subjects pertinent to direct supervision of tasks (line jobs) as well as support activities such as quality management, project planning and materials control (staff jobs).

Admission Requirements

First-year applicants are those who have not enrolled in college or university courses (other than Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program) since graduating from high school.  

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management
Freshman applicants to the BSIM program, please visit the Admission Requirements page for further information. Applicants are advised that Lindner requires four units* of college preparatory mathematics for admission to all bachelor degree programs. For the BSIM, a Physics laboratory science is required and a Chemistry laboratory science is recommended.

*Four units of college preparatory mathematics, to include at least algebra I and II, and two additional units such as calculus, pre-calculus, statistics, functions or finite mathematics.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars)
The Marvin P. Kolodzik Business Scholars (KBS) Program is designed for highly motivated students with superior academic ability. This educational experience seeks to admit new freshmen, transfer, transition and current Lindner College of Business students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance. In addition, the program seeks to admit candidates who are innovative and who have the ability to think globally and work collaboratively. KBS students value choice, creativity and individuality, have passion for their chosen specializations and appreciate community and teamwork. Admission is highly selective. 

Applicants for the KBS Program must meet the Lindner general admission criteria. Prospective freshmen must be eligible for the Cincinnatus Scholarship. To be considered for the Cincinnatus Scholarship, applicants must have a completed admission application (including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores) on file with the Office of Admissions no later than December 1 of the applicant's high school senior year.

Transfer, transition and current Lindner students are considered for admission through the beginning of their junior years. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 to be considered for admission. Interested students who meet the required grade point average should contact the director, Undergraduate Enrollment Services, Lindner Hall, Suite 103, prior to April 1.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management (Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program)
The Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program is designed for highly motivated students with superior academic ability and demonstrated leadership skills who are committed to a career in business. This educational opportunity seeks to admit students in for the fresmen year. In addition to being academically strong, selection is based upon candidates' non-academic and extra-curricular profile. Admission is highly selective.

Applicants for the Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS Program must meet the Lindner College of Business general admission criteria. Prospective freshmen must be eligible for the Cincinnatus Scholarship. To be considered for the Cincinnatus Scholarship, applicants must have a completed admission application (including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores) on file with the Office of Admissions no later than December 1 of the applicant's high school senior year. 

On occasion, transfer, transition and current Lindner students may be admitted as rising sophomores. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 to be considered for admission at this level, and high school credentials are used in combination with freshman year accomplishments. Interested students who meet the required grade point average;should contact the director, Undergraduate Enrollment Services, Lindner Hall, Suite 103, prior to April 1. 

The Circle of Excellence is a selective distinction for top performing students, providing them with access to certain business honors privileges in order to further their PACE development. This educational opportunity seeks to admit incoming freshmen students. Selected students have access to honors sections of core courses and specialty courses such as studios. Priority registration and specialized Lindner Career Services events are additional benefits for these outstanding students.

Applicants for the Circle of Excellence must meet the Lindner general admission criteria. Prospective freshmen must be eligible for the Cincinnatus Scholarship. To be considered for the Cincinnatus Scholarship, applicants must have a completed admission application (including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores) on file with the UC Office of Admissions no later than December 1 of the applicant's high school senior year.

Current Lindner freshmen and sophomores are considered for admission.  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 to be considered for admission. Interested students who meet the required grade point average should contact the director, Undergraduate Enrollment Services, Lindner Hall, Suite 103, prior to April 1.

Industrial managers are individuals with strong technical and quantitative abilities who desire management careers. Successful professionals in the industrial management field are problem solvers and have an analytical mind set. Other attributes include: 

  •  Quantitative proficiency
  •  Ability to identify and control risk
  •  Strong organizational skills
  •  Attention to detail
  •  Excellent oral, written and electronic communication capabilities
  •  Leadership skills
  •  Competence in decision making
  •  Capacity for teamwork

UC's bachelor's degree in industrial management (BSIM) enjoys an outstanding reputation and recruiters throughout the Midwest compete for its quality graduates. Positions offered recently to graduating students include production manager, manufacturing engineer, industrial marketing representative and purchasing manager, among others. Salaries are typically in the 90th percentile of graduates from the Lindner College of Business. Recently a vice president of purchasing at a major automobile firm commented, "The alumni base of BSIMs from Cincinnati is really strong. BSIM graduates from UC are in top positions in every firm in the automotive industry supply chain."

Academic advisors are trained to assist students and are available on an appointment basis and on a walk-in basis during specific periods. They can help with scheduling and other questions about subjects such as study abroad, co-op and internship, academic planning, course pre-requisites and the curriculum.

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business has assigned advisors for all students. Students may schedule appointments with advisors online by using the Starfish scheduling tool which is integrated into Blackboard. Students who need assistance may come to 105 Lindner Hall or telephone (513) 556-7030.

Prospective students interested in transitioning to Lindner are invited to attend an information session held weekly. Students should telephone (513) 556-7030 to schedule a session.

Students wishing to transfer to the UC Lindner College of Business from other colleges and universities must meet or exceed each of the requirements stated below. Please note that the collegiate grade point average for transfers from other colleges and universities is calculated utilizing all course work attempted at each college and university attended.

1.  Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale over all course work attempted.  

2.  Must demonstrate appropriate progress toward completion of the required mathematics courses. All BSIM students must complete Math 1061 (Calculus I - 4 hours) with a grade of C- or better and Math 1062 (Calculus II - 4 hours) or the equivalent from another university. 

3.  Must be in good academic standing in current college or university. Conditional offers of admission will be made using transcripts with courses in progress. A final transcript is required before the student is allowed to enroll.  

Students may apply online at Admissions. Lindner admits transfer students to begin in each academic term. 

Applicants wishing to transition to the Lindner College of Business from other UC colleges must meet or exceed each of the admission requirements stated below. Please note that the collegiate grade point average for students transitioning from other colleges is calculated utilizing all college-level course work attempted at each UC college and other universities attended.

1.  Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale over all course work attempted. 

2.  Must demonstrate appropriate progress toward completion of the required mathematics courses. All BSIM students must complete Math 1061 (Calculus I - 4 hours) with a grade of C- or better and Math 1062 (Calculus II - 4 hours) or the equivalent from another institution. 

3.  Must have at least a 2.0 University of Cincinnati GPA, in addition to a 2.5 overall GPA. Conditional offers of admission will be made using transcripts with courses in progress. A final transcript is required before the student is allowed to enroll. 

Applications for change in college and program may be obtained online at the Registrar's website. Applications are due by the date printed on the application. All applications for Lindner must be submitted to the Undergraduate Programs Office, Lindner Hall, Suite 105.

Lindner accepts transition students to begin in each academic term.  Students must meet the above admission requirements by the end of the semester prior to admission. 

Application Deadlines

Prospective Freshmen - Freshman applicants hoping to begin in the fall semester are urged to submit their applications prior to December 1. Applications should be filed as soon after September 1 of the previous year as possible. First-year students must provide an official transcript of their high school record and scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) program. Those who have participated in a Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program should submit official copies of any college or university transcripts. The Lindner College of Business admits freshmen to begin in the fall or spring semester.

Changing Majors within UC - Students applying for admission to the Lindner College of Business from other UC Colleges should complete a change in college and program application form in accordance with the semester deadlines printed on the reverse side of the form. This document may be obtained online at the Registrar's website.

Transferring to UC - Students applying for admission to the Lindner College of Business from non-UC colleges should submit a University of Cincinnati online application at Admissions. Students are urged to file their applications at least two months prior to the beginning of the semester in which they hope to enter the college.

Note: Conditional offers of admission will be made using an official transcript listing courses in progress. A final transcript including all course work must be received before the student is allowed to enroll.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The UC Lindner College of Business has been accredited continuously since 1919 by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for business colleges.