Jan 16, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Data Sciences and Operations


The department of Data Sciences and Operations (DSO) offers courses in operations management, statistics and information systems. These three areas are critical to the success of any firm in a globalized economy: technology and information management, gathering and understanding data, and effective management of day-to-day operations. Students learn to leverage technology and information systems to gather critical market data on a global basis; use statistics to turn this data into critical forecasts and competitive analysis; and manage projects with international teams, develop innovative products, and skillfully manage the creation and delivery of goods and services to anywhere on the globe. Career opportunities in these areas include consulting, product development, supply chain management, global marketing and manufacturing. Course work in this department is especially important to students interested in entering technology fields.

Undergraduate Minors

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBUAN)

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS)  is designed to empower managers and recent college graduates with necessary skills (computing, modeling and strategy) to leverage big data for making effective business decisions, and improving organizational performance. 

Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM)

The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management focuses on 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 uniquely prepare our students for an increasingly global, complex and ever-evolving world.

Graduate Certificates


Data Sciences and Operations
Marshall School of Business
Bridge Hall 308
(213) 740-0172
FAX: (213) 740-7313
Email: dsows@marshall.usc.edu

Chair: Ramandeep Randhawa, PhD


E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration: Gareth James, PhD

Kenneth King Stonier Chair in Business Administration: Jinchi Lv, PhD (effective August 16, 2019)

USC Associates Chair in Business Administration: Ann Majchrzak, PhD

Justin Dart Professor in Operations Management: Paat Rusmevichientong, PhD

Kenneth King Stonier Professor of Business Administration: Omar El Sawy, PhD

McAlister Associate Professor in Business Administration: Jinchi Lv, PhD

Dean’s Associate Professors in Business Administration: Yingying Fan, PhD; Hamid Nazerzadeh, PhD

Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor of Business Administration: Tianshu Sun, PhD

Professors: Yehuda Bassok, PhD*; Gareth James, PhD*; Jinchi Lv, PhD; Ann Majchrzak, PhD; S. Rajagopalan, PhD*; Ramandeep Randhawa, PhD; Paat Rusmevichientong, PhD

Associate Professors: Jacob Bien, PhD; Sriram Dasu, PhD*; Yingying Fan, PhD; Hamid Nazerzadeh, PhD; Greys Sosic, PhD; Wenguang Sun, PhD; Jonathan S. Yormark, PhD; Leon Zhu, PhD

Assistant Professors: Mohammed Alyakoob, PhD; Kimon Drakopoulos, PhD; Adel Javanmard, PhD; Vishal Gupta, PhD; Song-Hee Kim, PhD; Jason Lee, PhD; Inga Maslova, PhD; Milan Miric, PhD; Gourab Mukherjee, PhD; Philip Rogers, PhD; Peng Shi, PhD; Tianshu Sun, PhD; Xin Tong, PhD

Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Arif Ansari, PhD*; Dawn Porter, PhD; Douglas Shook, PhD*

Associate Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Murat Bayiz, PhD; Hiroshi Ochiumi, PhD; Francis Pereira, PhD; Philip Rogers, PhD; Abbass Sharif, PhD; Ashok Srinivasan, PhD

Assistant Professors of Clinical Data Sciences and Operations: Robertas Gabrys, PhD; Inga Maslova, PhD; Nick Vyas, MBA

Lecturers: Feng Chen, PhD; Zal Phiroz, PhD

Emeritus Professors: Richard B. Chase, PhD; Delores Conway, PhD*; Richard McBride, PhD; Bert M. Steece, PhD*

*Recipient of university-wide or school teaching award.


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