Supply Chain Management

Elective Course Guide

Description of careers for which concentration prepares students:
This concentration would be appropriate for students interested in careers involving the use of eCommerce in the management of supply chains. Such careers may include positions in operations management, logistics, purchasing, information systems and related functions such as product management and project & program management within a very wide range of industries.

     • Retail (Amazon, etc.)
     • Logistics and Distribution (UPS, FedEx, etc.)
     • Consumer Goods (Mattel, Nestle, P&G, etc.)
     • Health Care (Amgen, Kaiser, Anthem, etc.)
     • Aerospace (Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, etc.)
     • Consumer Electronics (Apple, HP, Cisco, etc.)
     • Manufacturing (Tesla, etc.)

Building Blocks:
     DSO-581 Supply Chain Management (3 units)

Electives (complete nine units from the following):

          DSO-516 Probability and Data Modeling (1.5)
          DSO-522 Applied Time Series Analysis for Forecasting (1.5 or 3)
          DSO-529 Advanced Regression Analysis (3)
          DSO-530 Applied Modern Statistical Learning Methods (3)
         DSO-565 Supply Chain Analytics (3)
          DSO-569 Deep Learning for Business Applications (1.5)

      Decision Making:
          DSO-536 Monte Carlo Simulation and Decision Making (1.5)
          DSO-547 Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Insights (3)
          DSO-570 The Analytics Edge: Data, Models, and Effective Decisions (3)

          DSO-549 Application of Lean Six Sigma (3)
          DSO-574 Using Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities (3)
          DSO-583 Operations Consulting (3)
          DSO-586 Global Healthcare Operations Management (3)

          DSO-505: Sustainable Supply Chains (1.5 units) and
          DSO-506: Sourcing and Supplier Management (1.5 units)
          DSO-520 Logistics Management (3) 
          DSO-548 Emerging Technologies in Supply Chain Management (3)
         DSO-580 Project Management (3) 
          DSO-582 Service Management: Economics and Operations (3) 
          DSO-588 Supply Chain Finance (3)

Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management

Students interested in a more formal approach to studying Supply Chain Management and those who wish to receive official recognition (on the transcript and a diploma) of their expertise in this area should consider the Graduate Certificate in Optimization and Supply Chain Management. 

The Graduate Certificate program is offered by the Marshall School in partnership with the Viterbi School of Engineering. The program offers individuals opportunities to expand their knowledge of the rapidly expanding uses of technology in the management of global supply chains. The program focuses on teaching the necessary knowledge and skills in areas like product introduction, strategic procurement, outsourcing, logistics and distribution, information technology and its role in managing global supply chains, and supply chain optimization. 

Units earned in the process of completing the certificate can usually be applied to a master's degree as long as the certificate is completed before or in the same semester as the master's degree, subject to approval by the student's home department. All 15 units required for this certificate can be applied to the M.B.A., the M.S.B.A., or the M.M.S. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate is documented on the graduate's USC transcript and acknowledged with a certificate (diploma) issued by the University of Southern California.

Completion of a graduate certificate requires a formal application and admission. For more information about the curricula and how to apply for admission visit here.

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

For individuals interested in even more in-depth study of supply chain management, Marshall offers a Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management. The degree is available both online and on campus. For more information visit here.