Program Requirements

About the Major

Mercer’s industrial management major prepares students to be practicing managers with the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve management problems through analysis and design using the principles of science, mathematics, and the modern tools of management
  • Work effectively in a variety of contexts using superior communication skills and knowledge of contemporary issues with a commitment to professional ethics and lifelong learning
  • Pursue additional graduate or professional education
  • Participate in their local and global communities through sustaining service and leadership

Upon graduation, students will know and be able to:

  • Apply quantitative techniques to the solution of management problems
  • Apply non-quantitative (e.g. training programs, customer surveys, etc.) techniques to the solution of management problems
  • Apply principle of human behavior
  • Design and analyze manufacturing, management, and quality systems
  • Function on multi-interdisciplinary teams
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the impact of solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Recognize the need for and ability to engage in life-long learning

Program Requirements

  • UNV 101: 1 hour
  • General Education: 30 hours
  • Math and Science Foundation: 11 hours
  • Business/Communications/Cultural/Humanities/Global/Social Science Electives: 9 hours
  • Psychology: 3 hours
  • Management Foundation: 24 hours
  • Accounting Foundation: 6 hours
  • Economics Foundation: 6 hours
  • Computers, Communications, and Engineering: 21 hours
  • Concentration Areas: 18 hours
  • Free Electives: up to 6 hours
  • Total: 129 hours

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