University of Southern California

Curriculum

The IBEAR MBA curriculum comprises 19 credit courses delivered over its August Transition Program and five 8-week terms. 16 of the19 courses are mandatory core courses required of all participants. These impart a strong grounding in the basics of management & business strategy. Designed as fundamental course work for global managers, these courses prepare our participants for leadership positions across professions. A 4+ month experiential learning management consulting program is a key part of the program. Considered the capstone experience of the IBEAR MBA program, IBCP or International Business Consulting Project teaches rigorous, fact-based business problem-solving and critical thinking techniques through a real world client commissioned consulting engagement that requires international travel.

3 IBEAR courses are optional and can be replaced by MBA electives of the participant's choice. Electives are taken with students in other Marshall MBA programs such as the 2 Year MBA or MBA.PM programs.

A distinguishing feature of the IBEAR MBA program is that it is largely "lock-step" in that participants study together throughout the year. You can take all 19 courses within IBEAR or you can take up to three MBA electives outside of those offered by IBEAR to emphasize an area of personal interest.

MARSHALL IBEAR MBA PROGRAM

IBEAR XXXIX, 2016 - 2017

Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change

All classes are held in JKP 204 unless instructed otherwise.

Orientation (July 18 - July 31)   See grid
Attendance is mandatory for all IBEAR participants
Term 1 (August 3 - October 5) 15 units
GSBA  523 15684 Communication for Management (3)  Aritz See grid
GSBA 510 15580 Accounting Concepts & Financial Reporting (3) Lin MW 9:00 - 11:30 
GSBA 511 15592 Microeconomics for Management (3) Safarzadeh MW 1:30 - 5:00
GSBA 529 15730 Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage (3) Wolfe TTH 9:00 - 11:30
GSBA 524 15704 Managerial Statistics (3) Ansari TTH 1:30 - 4:00
 Mandatory Class Trip - Shanghai and Zhenjiang (Oct 6-16)    
Term 2 (October 18 - December 15) 12 units
MOR 542 16636 Strategic Issues for Global Business (3) El Haddad MW 9:00 - 11:30 
GSBA 548 15836 Corporate Finance (3) Levitin MW 1:30 - 4:00
GSBA 534 15757 Operations Management (3) Yormark TTH 9:00 - 11:30
GSBA 528 15723 Marketing Management (3) Schorr TTH 1:30 - 4:00
Term 3 (January 9 - March 10) 12 units
DSO 551 16281 Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise (3)* Kim MW 9:00 - 11:30 
MOR 569 16697 Negotiation and Deal Making (3) Carnevale MW 2:00 - 4:30
FBE  563 15455 Theory of International Trade (3)* Quadrini TTH 8:30 - 11:00
GSBA 549 15843 The Firm in the National & International Economy (3)* Ibrahimi  TTH 11:15 - 1:45
GSBA 543 15666 Managerial Perspectives (Leadership) (3) Voigt TTH 2:00 - 4:30
IBCP Preparation Week (March 3 - March 10)    
Term 4 (March 20 - May 5) 9 units
BAEP 551 14431 Introduction to New Ventures (3)* Dann MW 9:00 - 11:30 
GSBA 584A 16058 International Business Consulting Project (IBCP) (3) Kiddoo MWF 12:00 - 1:50
FBE  529 15404 Financial Analysis and Valuation (3) Levitin TTH 9:00 - 11:30
MKT 565 16563 Global Marketing (Branding) (3)* CW Park TTH 2:00 - 4:30
IBCP research/fieldwork (May 8 - May 21)    
Term 5 (May 22 - July 12) 8 units
GSBA 584B 16059 International Business Consulting Project (2) Kiddoo MWF 9:00 - 5:00 
FBE  543 15422 Forecasting and Risk Analysis (3)    Safarzadeh TTH 9:00 - 11:30
MKT  530 16530 New Product Development (3)* Badame TTH 1:30 - 4:00
DSO 528 16272 Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining (3)* Ansari TTH 1:30 - 4:00
Graduation Day - July 13, 2017    

Note: IBEAR participants may replace a maximum of three (3) IBEAR optional courses during IBEAR Terms 3 thru 5. IBEAR optional courses are designated by a star (*) in the schedule above.  A starred course must be replaced by a Marshall MBA elective course during the semester in which it is offered. Two electives can be replaced in the Spring and one in the Summer.

7/13/16: TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE