About the Industrial Distribution Degree Program

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Industrial Distribution majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are prepared for careers in technical sales and for future business leadership roles. They are provided with professional, technical, business, communication and leadership competencies. The curriculum for Industrial Distribution students comes from the leaders in manufacturing and distribution and from the U.S. Department of Labor, and includes an emphasis on six key areas: agriculture, chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical, instruments, mechanical equipment and supplies, and medical. Graduates have the scientific, technical, product and industry business knowledge to excel in their career. 

*2018-19 CBT Placement Stats. Data based on 100% response rate of program graduates

graduate salaries*







Skills for ID Majors

  • Instructing and Demonstrating
  • Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiating
  • Identifying Customer Needs
  • Active Listening
  • Mathematics
  • Applications Analysis

job placements*

100% placed


100% full-time


Peijie Li

"The Industrial Distribution program exposed me to different companies from all over the country that are constantly seeking to hire technical sales professionals. I was able to join my current employer via their internship program through Curricular Practical Training. The internship eventually lead to a job offer upon graduation for a full-time position in Kansas City. Today I work with numerous customers in the manufacturing industry and help them solve problems and be better at what they do through automation."

Peijie Li

Rensenhouse Electric Consolidated Electrical Distributor, Kansas City, Missouri