“Texas A&M ID graduates have a two-year head start on all other graduates.”
-Paul Andrews, President and CEO, TTI, Incorporated
What is the Industrial Distribution major at Texas A&M?
The Industrial Distribution (ID) Program at Texas A&M University is a people-oriented, business/engineering major for students in the College of Engineering. ID prepares students for fascinating career paths that combine technical knowledge, business basics, excellent communication skills and leadership experience.
Day-to-day challenges faced by industrial distributors, manufacturers or manufacturer’s representatives require a high degree of professionalism with business and technical talent. To fulfill these demands, A&M’s ID curriculum includes study in applied engineering, business, communications, global logistics, information technology, leadership, and human relations. This knowledge base prepares ID graduates to develop effective relationships with executives, managers, engineers, scientists and craftsmen, and positions the graduates to be a resource to areas like manufacturing, plant maintenance or construction operations. The ID graduate is able to apply specialized knowledge of operations, business, and product knowledge in order to provide system solutions. Essentially, the ID graduate becomes an integral part of the customer’s team – a challenging and rewarding profession.
Why choose the Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M?
“The Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University is in a class of its own. The students that are produced come out as leaders – highly capable, well balanced, and motivated to make an immediate impact their employer. Their ability to adapt and be coached in an aggressive market as new employees compliments their ability, as well as the faculty in the program, that has prepared them for success.”
- Larry Alexander, Retail Sales Manager, McKesson Pharmaceutical
The Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University is one of the most established and largest ID programs in the country, and is ranked number one by industry and academia in the United States. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from the top-ranked Dwight Look College of Engineering. The ID program has the highest placement rate at Texas A&M and graduates have an average starting salary of over $45,000/year.