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Darla Moore School of Business

Operations and Supply Chain Curriculum

Major Requirements: 22-25 hours
Degree Requirements:
123 hours

Please view the Academic Bulletin for up-to-date course descriptions and requirements.

Major Requirements and Optional Concentration

  • MGSC 485 – Business Process Management

  • Select one of the following:
    MGSC 495 – Supply Chain Panning and Execution
    MGSC 497 – GSCOM Capstone Project

  • Select two of the following:
    MGSC 487 – Global Sourcing Strategies and Application
    MGSC 491 – Supply Chain Management
    MGSC 492 – Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

  • Select one of the following:
    MGSC 450 – Special Topics in Management Science
    MGSC 486 – Service Operations Management
    MGSC 488 – Innovation and Design
    MGSC 489 – Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain
    MGSC 498 – Project Management for Business

*Students with a single major in Operations Supply Chain must complete additional upper level (300-level or above) business/economics course work (in ACCT, BADM, ECON, FINA, IBUS, MGMT, MGSC, or MKTG) for a total of 21 hours of Upper-Level Business courses, which include major hours. This comes out to an additional 6 upper-level business electives.

The Business Analytics Concentration allows you to combine your core business foundation with an understanding of advanced analytical techniques to enhance your skillset and better prepare you for your future career.

Required Core Curriculum

All majors are required to take Carolina Core classes to develop problem-solving skills and explore world cultures, history, languages and art. Business students also complete the Business Core Curriculum, which covers the basics for success in advanced business courses. Courses common to all programs include business communications, statistics, international business, accounting, economics, computer applications and business law.

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1. CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 hours)

Must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-7 hours)

Must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy (7 hours)

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)

Students shall demonstrate in one Foreign Language the ability to comprehend the topic and the main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.  CC-GFL courses

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking  CC-GHS courses

GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)  CC-GSS courses

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (0-33 hours)  CC-AIU courses

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component* (0-3 hours) CC-CMS courses

INF: Information Literacy* (0-3 hours)  CC-INF courses

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility* (0-3 hours)

*Course can be Stand Alone or Overlay — Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.

The program requires 9 hours of course work with international content that may be completed through other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the 3 credit hours of this requirement: approved course work containing international business or international economics content, taken at a semester abroad program; an approved Maymester or summer overseas course containing international business or international economics content; an approved internship course in international business wherein a student would obtain discipline-related work experience in a foreign country; or an approved service-learning component.

Students may choose from one of the following options to complete the remaining 6-hour requirement:


Two language courses at the 200 level or above



Two approved courses with international content taken either inside or outside the Moore School from a list available in the undergraduate office.

Minors (non-business) may be selected from a University-wide list of approved minors. The minor is normally a minimum of 18 hours of prescribed courses in one subject area. Minors are recognized on the transcript.

Cognates which consist of 4 related courses in a specific field. The cognate is intended to support the course work in the major. The cognate must consist of twelve (12) hours of courses at the advanced level, outside of but related to the major. Cognates do not earn an additional designation on the transcript.

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