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Requirements for Upper Division

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The purpose of the Management Admissions Index (MAI) for acceptance into Upper Division Management is to give all Krannert students a common academic background and to allow you an opportunity to acclimate to the academic environment at Purdue. You have to be admitted to Upper Division Management before you can enroll in three hundred or higher level School of Management courses.

The chart below lists the MAI courses that you need to complete for the above majors by the year you began your degree:

Fall 2018

Fall 2013 – Summer 2018

  ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800 or SCLA 10100
  MA 16010 or MA 16100 or MA 16500
  MA 16020 or MA 16200 or MA 16600
  ECON 25100
  MGMT 20000
  COM 11400 or COM 21700

  ENGL 10600 or ENGL 10800
  MA 22300 or MA 16010 or MA 16100 or MA 16500
  MA 22400 or MA 16020 or MA 16200 or MA 16600
  ECON 25100
  MGMT 20000 













If you are on a previous plan of study you can view the required MAI courses for your major here

  • Complete all MAI courses with a minimum MAI GPA of 3.00
  • Have a Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Achieve a C- or higher in all MAI and Management courses
  • Not on academic probation

General MAI and Upper Division (UD) Information

  • Pre-calculus courses are not required for the MAI or plan of study but may be required as a pre-requisite for calculus. Pre-calculus is not used as part of the MAI for students on 2013 or later plans of study
  • You can use the Term Calculator in my Purdue plan or the GPA Calculator on Krannert's website to calculate your MAI
  • A maximum of three MAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade if you complete 4-6 MAI courses at Purdue; a maxium of two MAI courses may be taken two times each for a grade if you complete 2-3 MAI courses at Purdue
  • MAI courses completed with a letter grade from Purdue cannot be replaced by a transfer course
  • All MAI courses must be completed at Purdue or thorough other credit means. The MAI must consist of at least (2) Krannert graded courses (MGMT 20000 & ECON 25100) or (3) Purdue graded MAI courses

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Commonly used terms

  • MAI/EAI: Management Admissions Index/Economics Admissions Index; comprised of at least 12 credit hours and a minimum of four courses.
  • UD: Upper Division; this designation means the student has passed the MAI/EAI requirements and is allowed to take Upper Division School of Management courses (300+ ECON, MGMT, and OBHR).
  • EOS: End of Semester review process; the review process that calculates a student’s MAI/EAI and determines UD eligibility. For more information, see the End of Semester Review page.
  • Exhausted: When a student has eliminated the possibility of moving to Upper Division due to the number of course retakes and thus, must select a different major (typically in a different School).
  • CODO: Change of Degree Objective; the official process of changing majors at Purdue University. A full review of the process can be found here at CODO Requirement

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