In today’s global marketplace, multi-echelon supply chains span the globe. The fusion of online and offline channels has given rise to omni-channel strategies adopted by major companies, which creates high demand for analysts and professionals in procurement, distribution, process improvement, logistics, and supply chain management. The Metro DC region with its enormous federal government footprint and related supply chain/logistics providers, demands professionals with supply chain management skills; even in those who may not be majoring in that area. Students with an OSCM Minor will learn how to efficiently and effectively manage the activities involved in transforming organizational resources into customer value. They will be able to provide innovative value-added solutions in the areas of process improvement, quality management, project management, supply chain analytics, and global supply chain design, coordination and implementation. 


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors. The School of Business residency requirement for this minor supersedes the university requirement: at least nine credits must be earned at Mason.

Banner Code: OSCM

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

OSCM 303Operations Management 3
OSCM 320Supply Chain Management in a Global Economy 3
OSCM 456Quality Management 3
or HAP 430 Process Improvement in Healthcare Organizations
OSCM 493Management of Technology Projects 3
or SYST 371 Systems Engineering Management
or HAP 460 Information Technology Project Management
Total Credits12


Choose one of the following: 3
Management Science
Business Process Analysis and Simulation
Business Forecasting
Service Operations
Design Thinking for Innovative Operations
Public Sector Operations
Management of Product and Process Technologies
Honors Seminar in Operations Management (Topic Varies)
Seminar in Operations Management
Discrete Systems Modeling and Simulation
Total Credits3