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GSCOM Track Course Requirements


(15 Credit Hours)

In addition to the general graduation requirements (i.e., the university general education requirements plus the Moore School of Business core courses), the GSCOM track consists of five courses (15 credit-hours)

MGSC 485 - Business Process Management (3) (Prerequisite: MGSC 395). Course entails learning and applying cutting-edge concepts and techniques of business process analyses to process improvement initiatives such as reengineering, lean and six-sigma. 
MGSC 486 - Service Operations Management (3) (Prerequisite MGSC 395). Course focuses on the management of service operations, with considerable attention paid to cutting-edge quantitative techniques. Topics covered include facility location, waiting line management, and revenue management, among others.
MGSC 487 - Global Sourcing Strategies and Applications (3) (Prerequisite MGSC 395). Course covers skills necessary to pursue sourcing related careers in manufacturing, services, retailing, and government agencies, including discussion of cutting edge negotiation and global sourcing strategies pursued in exemplar firms.
 MGSC 491 - Global Logistics and Distribution Management (3) (Prerequisite: MGSC 395). Course examines global logistics and distribution principles including cutting edge inventory management, warehousing, and logistics practices; and distribution strategies such as cross-docking, postponement, RFID, and green packaging issues.
MGSC 495 – Supply Chain Planning and Execution (3) (Prerequisites: MGSC 395). Management of systems that coordinate information and material flows within and between firms in a supply chain. Includes planning basics, lean systems, and constraint management.
MGSC 497* – GSCOM Capstone Project (3) (Prerequisites: MGSC 485; MGSC 486; and MGSC 487). Course entails executing projects that apply GSCOM concepts to solve significant operational or supply chain problems at simulated or actual firms. Teams write recommendation reports and oversee implementations when feasible.

* Given limited availability of MGSC 497, this course may be substituted by (but not limited to) BADM 499, MGSC 525, MGSC 591, and one out of MGSC 491 or MGSC 495. At the discretion of the area coordinator, other courses may be substituted for MGSC 497. 

Recommended Schedule of Courses:

MGSC 485, 486, 487, 491, and 497 are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters

Option A:  Fast-Track (MGSC 395 completed during or before Sophomore-Summer)
In this option, MGSC 485, MGSC 486, MGSC 487 and MGSC 491 can be completed earliest by the end of Junior year-Fall semester. MGSC 497 can be completed “earliest” by the end of Junior year-Spring semester.

Option B:  Regular-Track (MGSC 395 completed in Junior-Fall)
In this option, MGSC 485, MGSC 486, MGSC 487 and MGSC 491 can be completed earliest by the end of Junior year-Spring semester. MGSC 497 can be completed “earliest” by the end of Senior year-Fall semester.

Option C:  Just-in-Time-Track (MGSC 395 completed in Junior year-Spring or Junior-Summer)
Complete MGSC 485, MGSC 486, and MGSC 487 in Senior year-Fall semester.
Complete MGSC 491 or MGSC 495 in Senior-Fall or Senior year-Spring semester.
Complete MGSC 497 “in” Senior year-Spring semester.