University of Southern California

Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management


The Optimization and Supply Chain Management Program is offered by the Marshall School of Business in partnership with the Viterbi School of Engineering. The program offers individuals opportunities to expand their knowledge of the rapidly expanding uses of technology in the management of global supply chains.

The program focuses on teaching the necessary knowledge and skills in areas like product introduction; strategic procurement; outsourcing; logistics and distribution; information technology and its role in managing global supply chains; and supply chain optimization.

The certificate may be completed on either a full- or part-time basis. Most classes applicable to the program are offered during both daytime and evening hours. Many of the ISE courses included in the curricula are available online.

Marshall Spotlight

"The Optimization and Supply Chain program provided immediate value by increasing my strategic and technical awareness. It has established a strong academic foundation in my career and an excellent opportunity to be part of Trojan network and develop relationships with experienced professionals from across the world. I relished each experience in this program."

Jaspinder Singh
OSCM, 2013