Jul 17, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Global Supply Chain Management (On‑Campus/Residential) (MS)

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The residential Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management provides individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become experts in the area of supply chain management and thus advance their careers. The 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. The aim is to provide the students with a framework that integrates different topics and an understanding of the trade-offs and relationships between these topics. Two experiential courses provide natural settings to study, understand and appreciate the complex nature of this field.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to this program are required to satisfy the general Marshall admission requirements. 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 video presentation. A few years of work experience is preferred, but not required. GMAT or GRE scores are not required for this program. For international applicants TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores are required.

Application Procedure

Prospective students may apply to begin the program in the fall semester only. Applications are submitted online through the USC Graduate Admissions website at gradadm.usc.edu/. International applicants are advised to also consult the instructions for international students published in the USC Graduate Admissions Application website (gradadm.usc.edu/apply/international-students/).

A complete application includes the online application form, an application fee, test scores, responses to several short-answer questions, two letters of recommendation and transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.

  • Current USC students and USC alumni are not required to submit an application fee, new test scores (if previously submitted) 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.

For additional information, email MS.GSCM@marshall.usc.edu.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management degree requires 30 units including at least 20 units of required course work plus up to 10 units of course work chosen from a list of electives.

Individuals who have taken (at USC or elsewhere) one or more of the 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.

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