Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

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A Global Approach

Develop your own uniquely global perspective and skill set


STEM Eligible

International Students benefit from 36 months of full US work authorization


Experience, in every way.

Collaborate with leading companies, network with professionals, and take part in experiential trips around the world


Lean Six Sigma Certification

Enhance your education with certifications and other extracurricular activities


Deep Integration with Industry

Access the largest global network of industry professionals through the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute


Ranked #1 online program by us news and world report 2

Why USC 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. 

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.

on campus 30 units taken in person at our Los Angeles campus and online 30 units taken through distance learning technology


Benefits of the program include:



Top-Tier Academics: 

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.

Industry Access

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.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Trips: 

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

Live Projects

Live Projects: 

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.

STEM Eligable

STEM Eligible: 

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. 

Trojan Stories: A Student and Alumni Speaker Series

Sam Ganguly

Global Supply Chain Manager


Gina Woullard

Vice President of Manufacturing

 Northrop Grumman Corporation

Laura Springer

Waterways Management Policy Division Chief

U.S. Coast Guard

Program Rankings

Our Master’s program is one of top ranked program in the country. We were Ranked #1 for our Online Master's program by the U.S. News & World Report 2022. Our classes are not only taught by world-renowned faculty who are leading scholars and experts in their fields but we strive to excel in all areas of the program including education, research, industry outreach, networking, and global connectivity

US News


U.S. News & World Report 2020 & 2021 & 2022

Best Online Master’s in Business Programs

Best Colleges


BestColleges 2020

Best Online Master’s in Supply Chain Management

Best Schools


TheBestSchools 2020

Best Online Master’s in Supply Chain Management



QS World University Rankings 2022 & 2023

Best Master’s in Supply Chain Management



Gartner 2022

Top North American Supply Chain Graduate Program