Master of Science in Logistics & E-Commerce
Offered through College of Extended and Global Education (pending Chancellor's Office approval)
The Master of Science in Logistics and E-commerce offers a unique blend of managerial and technical capabilities in both logistics and e-commerce that have been recognized and sought after in practice for some time. Students will take courses from CSUSB faculty-scholars as well as active practitioners in the fields of logistics and e-commerce. Graduates will be job-ready and prepared to create value for their organization after having taken analytical courses as well as a culminating experience project designed to allow students to practice and demonstrate their developing critical skills.
Admission to the Program
Suitability for admission to the program will be based on an examination of the entire application package. In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:
- Bachelor's Degree: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or above using the entire degree or the last 90 quarter (60 semester) units of course work, which may include post baccalaureate work. Students with a GPA lower than 2.75 will be considered based on work experience and/or GMAT/GRE scores.
- Transcripts: Submission of official transcripts from all institutions attended to CSUSB Office of Graduate Studies. CSUSB students are not required to submit any CSUSB transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, then you must also send a certified literal English translation of the transcripts along with the official original-language transcripts with proof of degree to: CSUSB Graduate Admissions Office, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407
- Personal Statement: Academic motivation and personal qualifications demonstrated through submission of a 200 to 250 word statement of reasons for wishing to pursue the Master of Science in Logistics and E-Commerce at California State University, San Bernardino, and personal qualifications that will contribute to the successful completion of the program.
- English Proficiency for International Students: All international applicants who have not completed three years of full-time study at the secondary or post-secondary level where English was the language of instruction must also achieve an acceptable score, as determined by the Information and Decision Sciences Department, ratified by the College Curriculum Committee, and in alignment with the Office of Graduate Studies requirements on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the IELTS exam or complete CSUSB's ESL program. The current minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550/PBT, 213/CBT, 79-80/IBT taken within the past two years; IELTS score of 6.5 taken within the past two years; or complete level 6 of CSUSB's Intensive English Program.
- Additional requirement for international students: International students must also submit a completed affidavit of financial support form.
- Resume: Submission of a current resume
- Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation are required;
- Business Aptitude Requirement: Applicants for Master of Science in Logistics and E-Commerce must meet the Business Aptitude Requirement by submission of an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The current acceptable exam scores with a 2.75 GPA: GMAT score of 470 (minimum 10% on GMAT Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability percentile rankings) or a minimum GRE score of 298 (minimum 10% on GRE Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability percentile rankings).
An applicant may request waiver of the GMAT upon proof of completion of graduate work (e.g., J.D., Ph.D., M.D., etc.) from an accredited U.S. college or university, or upon meeting other GMAT waiver criteria as set by the department.
If GMAT or GRE score is not submitted by the deadline for admission, admission status will be “unclassified post-baccalaureate” unless the GMAT or GRE requirement has been waived.
- Conditionally classified status: Students who meet all entrance requirements may be admitted to the program in a conditionally classified status until the Foundational Course requirements are met. Once students meet the minimum passing level of “B” for each of the two Foundational Courses (ADMIN 6010 & ADMIN 6020) they will be advanced to classified graduate standing in the program. Only fully classified students, however, may enroll in the other 6000-level core courses unless they have written consent from the college graduate director.
Advancement to Candidacy
To be advanced to candidacy, a student must have:
- Achieved fully classified standing;
- Completed, at least 20 semester units of applicable graduate-level course work at the university, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 ("B");
- Completed an approved graduate program plan in consultation with a department adviser.
Requirements for Graduation
- A minimum of 30 semester units of acceptable graduate-level work, consistent with the program plan (with a grade point average of 3.0), with at least 21 units completed at the university.
- Successful completion of the culminating experience project course (SCM 6910) required in the last academic period right before graduation.
Degree Requirements (30 units)
|Foundation Courses (6)|
|ADMN 6010||Data-Driven Decision Making||3|
|ADMN 6020||Advanced Managerial Communications||3|
|Core Courses (21)|
|SCM 6070||Managing the Supply Chain||3|
|SCM 6400||Supply Chain Security and Blockchain||3|
|IST 6090||Information Systems and Technology Management||3|
|SCM 6200||Integrated Logistics Management||3|
|SCM 6300||Warehouse and Distribution Management||3|
|IST 6800||Advanced E-commerce Technologies||3|
|Culminating Experience (3)||3|
Culminating Experience (3 units)
Culminating Experience Project (3 Units)
|SCM 6910||Culminating Experience Project||3|