Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

The online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) is a joint program offered by the Marshall School of Business in collaboration with the Viterbi School of Engineering, two top-ranked professional schools at the University of Southern California.

Combining 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, USC’s Global Supply Chain Management program uniquely prepares you for an increasingly ever-evolving world.

The MSGSCM program is designed around your academic and professional goals. It can be completed at USC’s campus in Los Angeles or online as part of the Executive Online program, which offers executives the flexibility required to build on their experience at their own pace.

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The online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management 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.

Moving far beyond case studies, USC supply chain students will 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. All students have the opportunity to further enhance their education by completing a Lean Six Sigma supply chain management certificate course.

Through the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management, students benefit from unparalleled access to the largest global network of industry professionals.

The Center for GSCM connects the world of supply chain management through Network, Education and Advanced Research (NEAR). Students can attend round-tables, listen to speakers, or take part in events like the Center’s Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit and Industry-Network Connect (INC) networking night.

Capitalizing upon its global network, industry experience and renowned faculty, USC Marshall is poised to become one of the top thought leaders in the realm of global supply chain management.

In addition to the unique curriculum and cutting edge research initiatives, the masters program trains future leaders to be experts in supply chain design and Lean Six Sigma methodology in the global and complex business world.

Career Options

Graduates go on to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Demand Planning
  • Operations Planning
  • Procurement

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Experiential Learning Requirement

Students will travel to a dynamic international supply chain hub such as Singapore and Los Angeles 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. These modules provide an environment for practical application of concepts learned in the classroom.