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Industrial & Management Systems Engineering

Focus on the integration of people, material and equipment to optimize efficiency and profitability and learn the fundamentals of manufacturing, energy systems and systems modeling.

Industrial & Management Systems Engineering – B.S. in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering

Industrial & Management Systems Engineers optimize the ways in which organizations deliver goods and services, often bridging gaps between management and operations teams in business organizations. In the Industrial & Management Systems Engineering program at Montana State, students learn how to apply mathematical models and engineering problem-solving skills to improve efficiency and create safer and more productive workplaces. For interested students, Montana State has a seamless master’s degree program for qualified Industrial & Management Systems Engineering undergraduate students as well.


Students in the Industrial & Management Systems Engineering program, such as Brita Whisler ’20 and Morten Bakke ‘20, sweep the competition in competitions such as the Material Handling Industry Association’s 2018-2019 design competition – with the honor of first place including a $2000 prize.


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Women In STEM
Industrial & Management System Engineering ranks second among Montana State’s engineering disciplines for the percentage of female graduates.

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State Of The Art Facilities
Industrial & Management System Engineering have access to over eight specialty labs on the MSU Bozeman campus which range from the Computer Aided Design and Drafting Laboratory to the Western Transportation Institute’s Driving Simulation Laboratory.

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Goldwater Scholars
Montana State is the Top 3 in the West, after Stanford and Cal Tech, in recipients of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for students in math, science and engineering.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Industrial & Management Systems Engineering students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Construction

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.