Supply Chain Management Curriculum

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 http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Supply Chain Management Major

Students majoring in supply chain management must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in the catalog, lower-division business courses in preparation for the major, the major requirements (i.e., the Business Component and the Major Component), and the Professional Development Passport Program.

Lower-Division Preparation for the Major

Students must earn a C- or better in all lower-division business preparatory courses for the major. 

Students who are pursuing a business major are expected to complete all lower-division business preparatory courses before earning 60 units. Students who have completed 45 – 59 units will receive an email reminding them of the policy that business majors need to complete all lower-division business preparatory courses by 60 units and recommending that they meet with a business advisor if needed.  Students, who have completed 60-74 units but still have outstanding lower-division business preparatory courses, will have an advisor hold placed on their account and must meet with a business advisor before registering for any upper-division business courses.  If a student has earned 75 or more units and still has not completed all of the lower-division business preparatory courses then the student will not be able to register for any upper-division business courses until the lower-division business preparatory courses have been successfully completed with a C- or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics1-4
or ECON 217 Applied Regression Analysis
ECON 217 is restricted to incoming transfer students and must receive pre-approval
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus3
or MATH 150 Calculus I
Total Units19-23

Major Requirements

The courses in the supply chain management major serve two purposes:

  1. they give students a broad background in the major functional areas of business administration, i.e., the Business Component; and,
  2. they allow students to further explore the supply chain management field, i.e., the Major Component. 

BUSINESS COMPONENT:
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302Business and Society3
or PHIL 332 Business Ethics
ETLW 311Business Law I3
FINA 300Financial Management3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 497Strategic Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
or MKTG 303 Fundamentals of Marketing Alternative
Business Component Total Units24
MAJOR COMPONENT:
Required Courses
BSCM 300Global Purchasing and Supply Management3
BSCM 302Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
Required Courses Total Units6
Elective Courses
Select one of the following courses:3
BSCM 303Strategic Cost Management
BSCM 305Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management
Select two of the following courses:6
BSCM 303Strategic Cost Management
BSCM 305Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management
BSCM 494Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
BUSN 377Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
BUSN 498Internship
ETLW 312Business Law II
Elective Courses Total Units9
Major Component Total Units15
Total Units39

The supply chain management major requires a minimum of 24 upper-division units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 upper-division units must be in the major component.

Students will develop a study plan with their academic advisor.

A sample study plan for the supply chain management major:

Freshman Year
Semester IUnits
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 115College Algebra3
Core or general electives9-12
Semester IIHours
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130
or 150
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
3-4
Core or general electives6
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
Core or general electives9
Semester IIHours
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
FINA 300Financial Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
Core or general electives9
Junior Year
Semester IHours
BSCM 302Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
ETLW 302
or PHIL 332
Business and Society
Business Ethics
3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
Core or general/major electives6
Semester IIHours
BSCM 300Global Purchasing and Supply Management3
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics3
ETLW 311Business Law I3
Core or general/major electives6
Senior Year
Semester IHours
BSCM 303
or 305
Strategic Cost Management
Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management
3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
Core or general/major electives9
Semester IIHours
MGMT 497Strategic Management3
Core or general/major electives12

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 http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Minor Requirements

Required Lower-Division Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
Required Upper-Division Courses
BSCM 300Global Purchasing and Supply Management3
BSCM 302Introduction to Supply Chain Management (only offered once a year during fall semester)3
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
BSCM 303Strategic Cost Management (only offered once a year during spring semester)
BSCM 305Sustainable Global Supply Chain Management
BSCM 494Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
BUSN 377Negotiation in a Global Business Environment
ETLW 312Business Law II
Total Units18