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BUSN - Graduate Programs in Business (MBA, EMBA, GEEMBA)

Information on using the Library to access print and electronic resources to help with MBA/EMBA courses and projects.

Industry classification (codes)

What are industry codes?

Industry codes provide a method of grouping businesses that produce the same or similar product and/or services and use a hierarchical structure, getting more specific at lower levels.

NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)

  • replaced the SIC system in 1997
  • uses a 6-digit hierarchical system

What is NAICS?

           NAICS code lookup (US Census Bureau) - find an industy code with description, concordances etc. 

SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)

  • older classification system (1980)
  • uses a 4-digit hierarchical system

SIC code lookup (US Census Bureau)

Industry Research