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Class Profile

The IBEAR MBA program prides itself on curating a diverse group of participants from across the globe each year. A typical class has representation from 11 to 15 different countries. Our participants tend to have anywhere from 6 to 25 years of work experience, and come from a wide swath of professions ranging from business and industry to non profit and government. Many are married and attend the program with their families. A small class sizes ensures closer interpersonal relationships, greater opportunity for cross cultural learning, multi dimensional networking, and a close knit alumni group that forms lifelong relationships with each other and the program. It is this diversity combined with our participants’ depth of experience that makes the IBEAR MBA unique and distinguishes it from other MBA programs.

Participant Profile
Average Class Size 56
Number of Countries Represented 11-15
Median GMAT 630
Average Age 33
Average Years Work Experience 10
Advanced Degrees 29%
Married Students 57%
Undergraduate Majors
Business 25%
Science & Engineering 41%
Humanities & Social Sciences 20%
Economics 9%
Computer Science 5%
Pre-MBA Career Industries
High Tech/Engineering 17%
Financial Services/Banking 22%
Media/Entertainment 5%
Real Estate 4%
Consulting 9%
Government 4%
Consumer Services/CPG 36%
Education/Non Profit 3%
Participants By Region
Asia & Middle East 60%
North America 26%
Latin America 8%
Europe 6%

Representative Countries*

Armenia
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Columbia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland

Israel
Ivory Coast
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
Poland
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Venezuela

*over 60 countires represented

Representative Employers

Amazon
Apple Inc
Bank of America
Cap Gemini
Cisco Systems
Deloitte
Dongkuk Steel
Ernst & Young
Fairchild Semiconductor
Glencore Xstrata
Hana Bank
Hewlett & Packard
Hitachi
IBM Consulting
Intel Corporation
Ito En
Itochu
JFE Steel Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Korean Air

LG Electronics
Luminit
McKinsey
Microsoft Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Moodys Investor Services
Morgan Stanley
Oliver Peoples Inc
Oracle
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Sampyo Corporation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Tata Consultancy Services
Time Warner Cable
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co.
Toshiba
Unilever
Walmart

IBCP: International Business Consulting Projects

Representative IBCP Clients:

Applebee’s
Avery Dennison
Banco Itau
Boeing Corporation
BP/am pm
Cedars Sinai
Dongkuk Steel
Famima
Fuji TV
GE Prolec
Hitachi
Hewlett Packard
Ito En
Itochu
Kaiser Permanente
LG Electronics
LG Fashion

Lockheed Martin
Manpower
Mattel
Microsoft Corporation
Novartis
Office Depot
Panasonic Avionics
Pelican
Quiksilver
Salesforce.com
Sony Corporation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
Verisign
Virgin America
The Walt Disney Company

Marshall Spotlight

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Since graduating from IBEAR 10 years ago James Person has been the chief operating officer of the CDG, a trade association for cellular communications. Prior to attending the USC Marshall School of Business IBEAR program, James had been working for an Internet company when the tech bubble burst. He decided to go back to graduate school. Since he had a wife and children, the 12 month IBEAR program attracted him. “Along with the program being condensed,” James said. “The IBEAR team really gets to know families through picnics and other events.”