University of Southern California

Curriculum


Executive Online
On-Campus

The program focuses on topics like strategic procurement, outsourcing, logistics and distribution, the role of information technology in managing global supply chains and how these impact the process of developing new products. In addition, we aim to provide the students with a framework that integrates different topics and an understanding of the trade-offs and relationships between these topics. Please find below sample course schedules for the online and on-campus programs. The courses listed and the time when they are taken may change from year to year.

Sample Executive Online Curriculum

Year 1 Fall Units
GSBA 534 Operations Management 3
ISE 583 Enterprise Wide Information Systems 3
DSO 557a Global Supply Chain Management in International Settings 1.5
     
Year 1 Spring  
DSO 581 Supply Chain Management 3
DSO 549 Application of Lean Six Sigma 3
     
Year 1 Summer  
DSO 580 Project Management 3
DSO 520 Logistics Management 3
     
Year 2 Fall  
DSO 505 Sustainable Supply Chains 1.5
  Elective 3
DSO 506 Sourcing and Supplier Management 1.5
DSO 557b Global Supply Chain Management in International Settings 1.5
M.S. GSCM Total Units 27

Elective Choices Must Complete 3 Units
CE 589 Port Engineering: Planning and Operation 3
ISE 513  Inventory Systems 3
ISE 514 Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling 3
ISE 580 Advanced Concepts in Computer Simulation  3
SAE 551 Lean Operations 3

*For detailed list of elective choices, please refer to the USC Catalogue

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Sample On-Campus Curriculum

Fall   Units
GSBA 534 Operations Management 3
DSO 581 Supply Chain Management 3
  Elective 3
DSO 557a Global Supply Chain Management in International Settings 1.5
Spring    
DSO 549 Application of Lean Six Sigma 3
ISE 583 Enterprise Wide Information System 3
  Elective 3
Summer    
Internship (Optional) or Elective  

*International students may have additional curriculum requirements before they could enroll in an internship.

Fall   Units
DSO 505 Sustainable Supply Chain 1.5
DSO 506 Sourcing and Supplier Management 1.5
DSO 557B Global Supply Chain Management in International Settings 1.5
  Elective 3
M.S. GSCM Total Units 27

Elective Choices Must Complete 6 units
CE 589 Port Engineering: Planning and Operation 3
DSO 522  Time-series Forecasting 3
DSO 528 Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence 3
DSO 547 Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business Models 3
DSO 580 Project Management 3
ISE 513 Inventory Systems 3
ISE 514 Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling 3
ISE 580 Advanced Concepts in Computer Simulation 3
MOR 565 Alliances and Cooperative Strategy 3
MOR 569 Negotiations and Deal-Making 3

*For detailed list of elective choices, please refer to the USC Catalogue.

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