MS in Global Supply Chain Management

Co-developed with industry leaders, Portland State’s MSGSCM curriculum prepares you to advance your career and make an impact in supply chain management today and tomorrow.

The MSGSCM is a 45-credit online program that can be completed in just 18 months from anywhere in the world. You'll gain highly valued skills and full-spectrum expertise through a robust curriculum focused on five essential areas of global supply chain management:

  • Global Sourcing
  • Global Trade & Logistics
  • Supply Chain Analysis, Strategy, Simulation & Modeling
  • Closed Loop Supply Chain/Sustainability/Circular Economy
  • Advanced Leadership

As a core value of PSU and The School of Business, sustainability is woven throughout the curriculum.

A two-week field study in Asia rounds out your perspective with first-hand insights into innovative supply chain strategy and operations.

MS in Global Supply Chain Management Schedule

Orientation

Orientation is an important part of the MS in Global Supply Chain Management experience and is required for all students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, orientation will now be held remotely until further notice.

  • Spring term: March 6 and 13
  • Fall term: TBD

Early Career Bootcamp

The Early Supply Chain Career Bootcamp is required for select students. Students will be informed whether this applies to them at the time of admission and will find details in their admission letter.

  • Spring term: March 4 and 5
  • Fall term: TBD

Visit the 2020-2021 Bulletin for course details.

Sample Schedule for Students Starting in the Fall

Year 1 Courses
Fall Principles of Strategic Global Sourcing: GSCM 511 (4)
New Product Introduction & Innovation: GSCM 573 (4)
Digital Technology Seminar: GSCM 507 (1)
Winter Principles of Strategic Global Logistics: GSCM 513 (4)
Business Analytics I: GSCM 571 (4)
Spring

Global Leadership & Ethics in Supply Chain Management: GSCM 522 (2)
Business Analytics II: GSCM 572 (4)
Global Supply Chain Strategy: GSCM 520 (2)

Summer Global Supply Chain International Field Study: GSCM 517 (4)
Year 2 Courses
Fall Global Supply Chain Modeling & Simulation: GSCM 560 (4)
Sustainable Reverse Logistics & CLSC: GSCM 514 (4)
Winter Global Contract Negotiation: GSCM 519 (4)
Supply Chain Capstone Consulting Experience: GSCM 525 (4)

Sample Schedule for Students Starting in the Spring

Year 1 Courses
Spring Global Leadership & Ethics in Supply Chain Management: GSCM 522 (2)
Global Supply Chain Managerial & Cost Accounting: GSCM 512 (4)
Global Supply Chain Strategy: GSCM 520 (2)
Summer No Classes
Fall Principles of Strategic Global Sourcing: GSCM 511 (4)
New Product Introduction & Innovation: GSCM 573 (4)
Digital Technology Seminar: GSCM 507 (1)
Winter Principles of Strategic Global Logistics: GSCM 513 (4)
Business Analytics I: GSCM 571 (4)
Year 2 Courses
Spring Global Case Studies in Supply Chain Management: GSCM 515 (4)
Business Analytics II: GSCM 572 (4) 
Summer Global Supply Chain International Field Study: GSCM 517 (4)
Fall Global Supply Chain Modeling & Simulation: GSCM 560 (4)
Supply Chain Capstone Consulting Experience: GSCM 525 (4)

Asia Field Study

Enrich your industry expertise with first-hand insights into leading-edge supply chain strategy and operations in Vietnam and China. Part of the MSGSCM curriculum, this short-term international field study will give you the opportunity to see innovative supply chains up close, network with global industry leaders, and connect with your cohort face-to-face.

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