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Supply Chain Management and Operations Management Education at Darla Moore School of Business in Columbia

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Founded in 1801, USC is the flagship institution of the University of South Carolina system and offers over 350 programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree-granting fourteen colleges and schools for about 44,557 students of which 29,597 are on the main campus of Columbia. Professional schools on the campus of Columbia include business, engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy.

The Darla Moore School of Business offers programs leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in accounting, business economics, finance, insurance and risk management, international business, management, management science, marketing, and real estate . The degree programs emphasize a strong liberal arts background.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BSBA in Management Science with Global Supply Chain & Operations Management (GSCOM) Track: Management Science explores the analytical use of information in business management. Students can specialize in Business Information Systems, Business Information Management, or Global Supply Chain and Operations Management (GSCOM). The GSCOM program consists of cutting-edge courses in lean systems, six-sigma methodologies, and business reengineering process improvement approaches, service operations management, strategic sourcing, logistics and distribution, and supply chain modeling and optimization. The program focuses on not just learning but applying these skills through a capstone consulting project course in which student teams tackle a “live” operations, business process, or supply chain improvement project with an actual organization, thus preparing them for six-sigma green-belt certifications.

USC Features

With a flagship campus recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a top research and service institution and nationally ranked in start-up businesses, and an eight-campus system that confers nearly 40% of all bachelor’s and graduate degrees awarded at public institutions in South Carolina, the University has a profound relevance, reach, and impact on the people of the state. The University of South Carolina provides all students with the highest-quality education, including the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for success and responsible citizenship in a complex and changing world through engagement in nationally and internationally ranked research, scholarship, service, and artistic creation.

  • Campus: Flagship campus of USC is Columbia campus. Columbia is geographically situated in the center of the state and in the middle of the Southeast region. Three major interstates run through the city, making it easy to get both into the city and out onto the road. Apart from the main campus, three senior campuses (Aiken, Beaufort, and Upstate), and four regional campuses (Lancaster, Salkehatchie, Sumter, and Union) are part of the university campus system.
  • Accreditation: The University of South Carolina is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Moore School of Business is accredited by American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Research: Research conducted by the University of Rhode Island wields a major impact on issues that affect the region, the nation, and the world. In 2009, the university was awarded over million for sponsored research projects; .1 million of these funds came from federal sources.
  • Magellan Scholar: This program was created to enrich the academic experience of undergraduate through research opportunities in all disciplines. Students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor, receive funding for their projects and gain professional research experiences.
  • Fellowships and Scholar Programs: This program facilitates the pursuit of nationally prestigious fellowships by University students and coordinates an enhanced University experience for the Carolina and McNair Scholars. The involvement and leadership of these scholars make them prime candidates for national fellowships and scholarships. In addition to the scholars, other high achieving students are identified, recruited, and advised to compete for such prestigious scholarships as the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Rotary, NSF, Fulbright, Mellon, Udall, and Goldwater.
  • Rankings: The International MBA program has been ranked #2 in the international business specialty by US News & World Report in its reputational survey of "America's Best Graduate Schools 2012", released March 15, 2011 The Darla Moore School of Business is ranked #1 in undergraduate international business education by US News & World Report in its August 2010 annual survey "America’s Best Colleges Guide" — the 14th year the school has received this distinction.
  • Faculty: The faculty is composed of 123 teachers, scholars, and practitioners whose expertise encompasses the full spectrum of business disciplines and who were themselves educated at many of the finest universities in the world.
  • Innovista: This program is a strategic economic development effort that is connecting USC and university-spawned innovations with entrepreneurs, businesses and stakeholders. Its purpose is to help attract and create technology-intensive, knowledge-based companies, which will result in higher-paying jobs and raise the standard of living in South Carolina.

LAST UPDATED ON Jan 12, 2017