​Master's in Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Our 30-unit web-based curriculum is highly interactive—and flexible—for working supply chain professionals. Throughout the program, you will learn how to meet regulatory and environmental demands for sustainability and learn to increase the efficiency of your own supply chain.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

MSSCM Degree Requirements

MSCM 501Supply Chain Strategy and Design3
MSCM 502Logistics and Distribution Management3
MSCM 503Supply Management3
MSCM 504Operations Management3
MSCM 505International Negotiations2
MSCM 506Law, Ethics and Contracts for Supply Chain Management2
MSCM 507Leadership and Change Management for Supply Chain Managers2
MSCM 511Finance and Risk Management2
MSCM 512Strategic Cost Management3
MSCM 513Supply Chain Analytics 2
MSCM 514Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management2
MSCM 515Value Network Management3
Total Units30

In addition to the 30 units of required coursework, students may add the following electives to their program of study. These courses are not required, unless requested by the student's employer.

MSCM 531Project Management Principles3
MSCM 533Advanced Integrative Project3

MSSCM/MBA Dual Degree Program

The School of Business offers students the opportunity to obtain both an MSSCM and an MBA currently in two to three years. Students benefit from both business and supply chain courses and will receive two diplomas upon completion of all coursework. Students must apply to and be accepted into both programs and can begin with either program. For more information about this dual degree program, see the MBA Dual Degree section of the catalog.

Combined Degree Program (BBA/MSSCM)

Undergraduates who are completing a degree in supply chain management can apply for admission to the MS program before finishing the BBA. Students may apply up to 11 units of course work toward the requirements for both degrees. Applications are accepted during a student's junior or senior year as an undergraduate, following a process similar to the standard application procedure for admission to the MSSCM program. Admitted students have undergraduate status until they complete their BBA degree requirements, then become graduate students during the subsequent Fall semester. Students need to complete a minimum of 19 units while they have graduate student status in order to satisfy the combined degree program requirements.

The undergraduate courses below, with a grade of B or higher, may be used to fulfill graduate coursework.

DSCI 303Operations Management3
BSCM 300Global Purchasing and Supply Management3
BSCM 303Strategic Cost Management3
BSCM 305Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management 3
 
Upon completion of the BBA, admitted combined degree students will complete the courses below to earn the MSSCM degree.
MSCM 501Supply Chain Strategy and Design3
MSCM 502Logistics and Distribution Management3
MSCM 505International Negotiations2
MSCM 506Law, Ethics and Contracts for Supply Chain Management2
MSCM 507Leadership and Change Management for Supply Chain Managers2
MSCM 511Finance and Risk Management2
MSCM 513Supply Chain Analytics 2
MSCM 515Value Network Management3