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Curriculum / Program Requirements

The graduate certificate requires successful completion of 15-units with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0 for all units applied to the certificate.

Current USC graduate students, may complete the Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management in conjunction with course work required for the program in which the student is already enrolled. Applicability of these courses to the student's primary degree program is determined by the student's home department. Current MBA students may apply all 15 units of the graduate certificate program to their MBA degree. (Note: conferral of the certificate and documentation on the transcript requires that the individual formally apply to the program and be admitted. See the Admissions page for more information about this process.)

For USC alumni, courses completed in conjunction with the individual's prior degree may not be credited toward the certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management
Select 15 units from the following:
CE 589 Port Engineering: Planning and Operations (3 units)
DSO* or IOM 505 Sustainable Supply Chain (1.5)
DSO or IOM 506 Sourcing and Supplier Management (1.5)
DSO or IOM 522 Applied Time Series Analysis for Forecasting (3)
DSO or IOM 547 Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business Models (3)
DSO or IOM 580 Project Management  or   ISE 515: Engineering Project Management (3)
DSO or IOM 581 Supply Chain Management (3)
DSO or IOM 582 Service Management: Economics and Operations (3)
DSO or IOM 583 Operations Consulting (3)
DSO or IOM 584 Global Operations Management (3)
GSBA 504ab or GSBA 534 Operations Management (3)
ISE 513  Inventory Systems (3)
ISE 514  Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling (3)
ISE 530 Introduction to Operations Research (3)
ISE 580 Advanced Concepts in Computer Simulations (3)
ISE 583 Enterprise Wide Information Systems (3)
SAE 551 Lean Operations (3)

* All IOM curses have been converted to DSO effective fall 2014.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate program is documented on the graduate's USC transcript and acknowledged with a certificate (diploma) issued by the University of Southern California.

For more information, write to Supply.Chain@marshall.usc.edu or call (213) 740-0671.

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