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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
USC Catalogue 2017-2018

Global Supply Chain Management for Executives (MS) (Online)


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The online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management program is designed to facilitate the needs of professionals and executives in the United States and around the world who wish to expand their knowledge of the rapidly changing world of global supply chain management.

Courses are transmitted from studio classrooms via an extensive Internet-delivery system to enable the students to access their classes anytime, from anywhere. Lectures are made accessible for the entire semester, allowing students to review a complex lesson or prepare for exams. All classes are taught in English. Using the Internet, students are required to work in teams and are encouraged to interact with the instructors and their classmates.

Two international travel experiences to global distribution hubs are included in the program. Participation in both trips is required for graduation. Some courses may require in-person midterm and final examinations. These exams will be administered in cities near student population concentrations, requiring that students travel to reach these locations.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general Marshall admission requirements, applicants should have at least three years of full-time work experience. Admission decisions are based on consideration of the applicant's previous academic record, résumé, letters of recommendation, responses to several essay questions and an interview. TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores and GMAT or GRE test scores are not required, but are recommended, for this program. Applicants will be interviewed as needed to ensure sufficient English language capabilities.

Application Procedure

Submit an online application to the program through the USC graduate admissions Website at gradadm.usc.edu. International applicants are advised to view the information for international students published at gradadm.usc.edu/apply/international-students/.

A complete application includes the online application form, an application fee, responses to several questions, three letters of recommendation, and copies of transcripts from all institutions attended since the applicant last applied to USC.

  • Current USC students and USC alumni are not required to submit an application fee or transcripts to verify degrees earned prior to their attendance at USC.
  • Individuals who have applied for admission to a USC graduate program before but were not admitted may not have to submit new test scores or original transcripts.
  • All other applicants must submit all documentation identified in the online application instructions including the application fee and copies of transcripts.

For additional information, visit marshall.usc.edu/msgscm, email MS.GSCM@marshall.usc.edu or call (213) 821-4079.

Degree Requirements


The online Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degree requires 27 units.

Individuals who have taken (at USC or elsewhere) one or more of the other required courses may petition to replace these courses with selections from the list of electives or appropriately related courses offered by the Marshall School of Business or the Viterbi School of Engineering. Such a replacement must be approved by the program director prior to registration for the alternate course.

Total units: 27


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