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BS Business Administration (BUAD)
BS Accounting (ACCT)
World Bachelor in Business (WBB)
BS Business of Cinematic Arts (BCA)
BS Artificial Intelligence for Business (BUAI)
Full-Time MBA (FTMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Part-Time MBA (MBA.PM)
International MBA (IBEAR)
Online MBA (OMBA)
MS Business Administration (MSBUSAD)
MS Business Analytics (MSBA)
MS Entrepreneurship + Innovation (MSEI)
MS Finance (MSF)
MS Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)
MS Marketing (MSMKT)
MS Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE)
Master of Business for Veterans (MBV)
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Master of Business Taxation for Working Professionals (MBT.WP)
Data Sciences + Operations
Management + Organization
GC in Business Analytics
GC in Financial Analysis + Valuation
GC in Management Studies
GC in Marketing
GC in Optimization + Supply Chain Management
GC in Strategy + Management Consulting
GC in Sustainability + Business
GC in Technology Commercialization
GC in Library and Information Management – Online
Business Communication (BUCO)
Data Sciences and Operations (DSO)
Finance + Business Economics (FBE)
Leventhal School of Accounting (ACCT)
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (BAEP)
Management and Organization (MOR)
Institutes + Centers
Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
Peter Arkley Institute for Risk Management
VanEck Digital Assets Initiative
Institute for Outlier Research in Business
Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC Marshall Venture Fund
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making
Center for Effective Organizations
Center for Global Innovation
Center for Investment Studies
Initiative on Digital Competition
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Alumni Engagement + Resources
Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management
The USC Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management program uniquely prepares you for an increasingly global, complex, and ever-evolving world in supply chain management. We offer a world-class academic foundation in supply chain management with real-world applications in the form of live projects for leading companies as well as international and domestic site visits.
MS GSCM PROGRAM BENEFITS
We offer two delivery options. The Residential Program is designed for new professionals and recent college graduates to complete their degree at USC’s main campus in Los Angeles, the nation’s largest international trade hub. The Executive (Online) program offers working professionals the flexibility required to complete their degree while working full-time.Whether you have 10 years of experience working in supply chain, logistics, or have just graduated, the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management is flexibly designed around your academic and professional goals.
The program includes two one-week experiential trips to international supply chain hubs in Singapore and Los Angeles, where students learn from local industry experts and policy makers, tour cutting- edge companies and facilities, and conduct their own research and presentations.All students work on real industry projects to earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through our collaboration with the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute and prepare for the digital transformation through core courses and electives covering supply chain analytics, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. In addition, our program is a joint program offered by the Marshall School of Business in collaboration with the Viterbi School of Engineering, which are two top-ranked professional schools at the University of Southern California and we are currently the Number 1 Ranked Online Graduate Business Degree Program with U.S. News & World Report 2022.
All students work on real industry projects to earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through our collaboration with the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute and prepare for the digital transformation through core courses and electives covering supply chain analytics, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. In addition, our program is a joint program offered by the Marshall School of Business in collaboration with the Viterbi School of Engineering, which are two top-ranked professional schools at the University of Southern California and we are currently the Number 1 Ranked Online Graduate Business Degree Program with U.S. News & World Report 2021.
USC's master degree in Global Supply Chain Management's combines a business education similar to an MBA with the strong and functional knowledge expected from a Master Degree in Supply Chain Management or Logistics. Students will gain a complete understanding of subjects 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.
Unmatched Access to Industry
Through the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute, students benefit from unparalleled access to the largest global network of industry professionals. Students can attend round-tables and listen to speakers or take part in events like the Institute's Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit and Industry-Network Connect (INC) networking night.
Students will travel to a dynamic international supply chain hub for a week-long intensive experiential learning trip. Students will learn from local industry experts and policymakers, tour cutting-edge companies, facilities, and infrastructure projects as well as conduct their own research and presentations. At the end of the program, students will also spend a week visiting the highly-restricted facilities of companies like UPS, Walmart Distribution Center, and Performance Team in Los Angeles
Moving far beyond case studies, USC Supply Chain students gain valuable experience within the supply chain industry by taking part in real-time research and projects. Conducted in partnership with major companies and industry leaders, students develop and discover solutions to challenging supply chain issues.
As part of the program, all students have the opportunity to further enhance their education by completing a Lean Six Sigma supply chain management certificate course offered by the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute.
Our program is a STEM Designated Degree Program according to the US Department of Homeland Security. This allows international students wishing to work in the US the benefit of 36 months of full work authorization after graduation.
#1 - 2020, 2021, 2022
Best Online Master’s in Business Programs
#1 - 2020
Best Online Master’s in Supply Chain Management
#5 - 2022
Best Master’s in Supply Chain Management
#6 - 2022
Top North American Supply Chain Graduate Program
MS GSCM ACADEMIC OVERVIEW
The MS Global Supply Chain Management (MS GSCM) degree is a joint program offered by the Marshall School of Business in collaboration with the Viterbi School of Engineering, two top-ranked professional schools. Whether you have 10 years of professional experience in supply chain or just are just starting out in the field, our flexible Master of Science program can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Choose your best path forward with our on-campus and online options.
The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management for Executives (Online) program is designed to facilitate the needs of working professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of the rapidly-changing world of global supply chain management. This 30-unit program is designed to be completed in 4 semesters.
Attend Class AnywhereWith the Executive program, you can attend that trade conference in Australia and sign in to class the same day. Attend live during class, then re-watch lectures and class recordings on demand. Online courses are transmitted from studio classrooms via an extensive internet-delivery system to enable the students to access their classes from anywhere.
Rigor & CollaborationLectures are also made accessible for the entire semester, allowing students to go back and review a complex lesson or prepare for exams. All classes are taught in English. Students will be required to work in online teams and are encouraged to interact with the instructors and their classmates.
Experiential Learning TripStudents will have the opportunity to partake in two experiential learning trips. During winter break of their first year, students will travel to a dynamic international supply chain hub, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, or Shanghai, for a week-long intensive experiential learning trip. Second-year students will come to the Los Angeles campus towards the end of the fall semester for an industry project and graduation ceremony.
Core Courses for the Online Executive Program
DSO 520: Logistics ManagementGives students a managerial knowledge of basic logistics concepts and principles. Some topics include management of logistics cost integration, transportation, distribution, and customer service.
DSO 549: Application of Lean Six SigmaApplication of Six Sigma practices and techniques to improve operations in organizations. Live company project component.
DSO 557a: Global Supply Chain Management in International SettingsStudy of global logistics infrastructures - water, rail, road, and air - through readings, team research and presentation, international site visits, and final written report.
DSO 557b: Global Supply Chain Management in International SettingsThe influence of value-added services and regulatory issues on suppliers and supply chains. Readings, team research and presentation, site visits (LA), and final written report.
DSO 580: Project ManagementApplications of systems theory and concepts, matrix organizational structures, PERT/CPM project modeling, and management information systems to the management of complex and critical projects.
DSO 581: Supply Chain ManagementIssues in supply chain management. Supply chain performance and dynamics. Tools for planning, control and coordination. Supply chain design and strategy.
GSBA 534: Operations ManagementFormulation, modeling, analysis, and optimization of business decision problems; survey of concepts and techniques necessary to manage the operations function of the firm.
GSBA 542: Communication for ManagementInternal and external communication, research methods, reports for decision-making, oral presentations and briefing, strategies to assure communication; field studies.
ISE 583: Enterprise Wide Information SystemsThe role of enterprise resource planning systems (ERPs) in an organization and the task of implementing and managing the IS function.
The on-campus program is designed for students who wish to engage with faculty and peers in a traditional classroom setting. Classes will be taught Monday-Friday at the University Park Campus in Los Angeles. The program is typically completed in four semesters (fall, spring, summer and fall) at the USC campus.
Campus CultureThere’s no better place to study and explore supply chain, logistics, and distribution than Los Angeles, the second-largest city and gateway to the Pacific Rim.
Live Industry ProjectsNot just a case study, these hands-on projects allow you to gain valuable experience within the supply chain industry. You will work on real time research and projects with local industry leaders to develop and create solutions on current supply chain issues.
Experiential Learning TripStudents will travel to a dynamic international supply chain hub, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, or Shanghai, for a week-long intensive experiential learning trip. Students will learn from local industry experts and tour cutting-edge companies and infrastructure projects.
Core Courses for the On-Campus Program
DSO 547: Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business ModelsApplication of decision analysis, simulation and optimization techniques to managerial problems. Learn how to create and present useful spreadsheet models to analyze practical business models.
DSO 549: Application of Lean Six SigmaApplication of Six Sigma practices and techniques to improve operations in organizations.
DSO 595: Internship in Data Sciences or OperationsSupervised on-the-job business experience in the student's area of interest (Curricular Practical Training).
VISIT THE INSTITUTE
The MS GSCM Program collaborates with the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute (Kendrick GSCI) where they connect the world of Global Supply Chain Management through the utilization of Network, Education, and Advanced Research (NEAR). The Institute provides our students with industry projects, conferences, industry network events, lunch and learns, speaker’s series, international symposiums, and supply chain summits. Capitalizing upon its global network, industry experience, and renowned faculty, The Kendrick GSCI provides those technical skillsets and critical knowledge to set the benchmark for world-class global supply chain management. We cultivate and nurture supply chain professionals who are spearheading positive impact and transformations into more resilient and agile organizations.
APPLYING TO THE MS GSCM PROGRAM
Dates + Deadlines
The Fall 2023 Application Cycle is now open.Application Dates & Deadlines for Fall 2023:The following deadlines and notification dates apply to all Fall 2023* MS Global Supply Chain Management (on-campus and online) applicants:Application Opens: September 1, 2022Round 1: November 1, 2022 (notification by January 14, 2023)Round 2: January 11, 2023 (notification by March 18, 2023) (Priority Housing Deadline)Round 3: March 8, 2023 (notification by May 13, 2023)Round 4:April 15, 2023 (notification by June 17, 2023) (On-Campus International Students Final Deadline**)Rolling Review until July 7, 2023Applications received after the Round 4 deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the Fall 2023 Cohort is full or the final deadline passes.
For more information about this program, please fill out the form below. If you have further questions you may EMAIL the admissions team directly.
MS GSCM FACULTY
Our MS GSCM program boasts some of the most experienced and talented professionals in the supply chain industry and related fields.
Message From the Director: Nick Vyas
As the Academic Director of the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MS GSCM) Program and Founding Director of the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute, I welcome you to the Global Supply Chain program.
Our global supply chain courses and innovative state-of-the-art electives expand the horizon for our executive online and full-time residential students. Our global supply chain ecosystem focuses on Network, Education, and Advanced Research (NEAR). This ecosystem consists of week-long experiential trips to Singapore, Malaysia, and Los Angeles, supply chain summits, international symposiums, industry projects, research, speaker’s series, lunch and learn, and dozens of industry networking events. In addition to events, our students also receive the lean six sigma green belt certification at the completion of the program.
Our faculties are committed to providing exceptional analysis on current micro and macro analysis of the supply chain integrated with hands-on live projects and case studies. This program aims to ensure that your 16 months of investment in the MS GSCM program will help you diffuse 16 years of the industry learning curve. Our executive online program has been ranked #1 with U.S. News World Report (2023, 2022, 2021) for three consecutive years, and the residential program is ranked #5 with QS World Rankings (2023) and #5 in Gartner (2022).
In the MS GSCM program, our students will graduate with the skills, knowledge, and resources that will help elevate and advance their careers in the industry. In addition, as part of the trojan family, the long-term relationships students develop in our Institute network will last a lifetime.
Greys Sošić holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, and a master's and a bachelor's degree from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her research interests include supply chain management, sustainability, competition and cooperation in supply chains, with emphasis on coalition stability. Her work has been published in Management Science, Operations Research, M&SOM, and POMS. Greys is an Associate Editor for Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and POMS. She has received Dean's Awards for Research Excellence and IISE Transactions Design & Manufacturing Best Paper Award. She has been teaching courses on supply chain management, sustainability, and sourcing.
Murat Bayiz is a Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations at Marshall School of Business. He has more than two decades of combined management consulting and academic experience and specializes in operations strategy.
Ashok Srinivasan's research interests include supply-chain management, nonprofit management, and productivity analysis. His research has appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and Managerial and Decision Economics, including "Leadership and Competition in Network Supply Chains," with P. Majumder, that appeared in Management Science in June 2008.
MS GSCM INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Quoted: Nick Vyas in the Los Angeles Times
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, in the Los Angeles Times about zoning violations caused by shipping containers in port-adjacent neighborhoods.
Interview: Nick Vyas in Financial Times
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, is interviewed by the Financial Times on ongoing supply chain challenges. [paywall]
Interview: Nick Vyas on ABC7 Los Angeles
Nick Vyas, Associate Professor of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations, is interviewed by ABC7 Los Angeles about supply chain issues making baby formula hard to find.
Greys Sošić to Be Published By Production and Operations Management
“The Core of M-Attribute Games” urabitur non augue at nunc lobortis luctus. Curabitur a justo leo. Morbi vitae maximus metus.
“Faculty are applying research to current problems and sharing their expertise with businesses, government, and media.”
— Greys SošićDepartment Chair and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations
Quoted: Greys Sošić by FactCheck.org
Greys Sošić, DSO Department Chair, is quoted by Factcheck.org regarding recent shortages and supply chain signals.
"Variety and Substitution"
MS GSCM STUDENT LIFE
Welcome, Trojans! Here at the University of Southern California, we pride ourselves on our vibrant and robust student life. USC should feel like home and the university is committed to supporting all students through their journey at USC as part of the Trojan family.
During your time in the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management program, you’ll have the opportunity to study on our beautiful campus, participate in student activities, and explore sunny Los Angeles.