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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)


ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 hours)


SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy

  • Two approved Carolina Core Scientific Literacy courses including one laboratory course
  • GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-8 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 much satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking

Any approved Carolina Core History course
GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Social Science course
AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding course
CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Speech course
INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (0-3 hours)

This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components
VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 hours)

Any approved Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility course. This requirement may be met in an overlay course that combines learning outcomes from two Carolina Core components.
Other Required General Education Courses for the Darla Moore School of Business (3-10 hours)

Additional DMSB general education courses may be required if student exempts the foreign language requirement and/or the student chooses coursework which can fulfill both stand-alone and overlay requirements of Carolina Core components (up to 10 hours).

Those credit hours must be replaced with elective credits (minimum of 6 credits). A third elective is required to reach graduation hours, and students are strongly encouraged to take a business section of UNIV 101 to fulfill this elective (3 credits).

The program also requires nine hours of course work with international content that may be used to fulfill other degree requirements. Three hours must be taken from an approved list of courses offered by the Darla Moore School of Business which contain international business or international economics content. The following course options can also be used to satisfy the three 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 six-hour requirement:

Language:

Two language courses at the 200 level or above
or

Electives:

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

All Moore School students will take communications courses as part of the general education requirements.

Directed course work 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. Students not selecting such a minor may submit an alternative program of study to satisfy the approved course work requirement. The proposed alternative program of study must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Executive Committee in coordination with the Undergraduate Division. All minor courses or courses approved as alternatives must be passed with a grade of C or better.


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