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IBEAR Faculty

The USC Marshall IBEAR faculty is made up of leading scholars from a diverse array of business backgrounds and academic disciplines. Each is dedicated to building a truly unique experience for IBEAR students. Some IBEAR professors also teach in USC Marshall's other MBA programs, bringing their vast experiences to the IBEAR MBA classroom. The program's faculty functions as one team with a common objective - developing and refining your critical thinking, problem solving, communications and leadership skills. They meet regularly to coordinate materials, review content, and evaluate your progress.

To learn more about the USC Marshall IBEAR MBA faculty members, follow the links below:

Term 1:

Jolanta Aritz
Communication for Management
Thomas W. Lin
Accounting Concepts & Financial Reporting
Terance Wolfe
Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage
Mohammad Safarzadeh
Microeconomics for Management
Arif Ansari
Managerial Statistics

Term 2:

Christine El Haddad
Strategic Issues for Global Business
Lloyd Levitin
Corporate Finance
Jonathan Yormark
Operations Management
Dennis Schorr
Marketing Management

Term 3:

Kyung Kyu Kim
Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise
Peter Carnevale
Negotiation and Deal Making
Vincenzo Quadrini
Theory of International Trade
Fatemeh Ibrahimi-Nazarian
The Firm in the National & International Economy
Carl Voigt
Managerial Perspectives (Leadership)

Term 4:

Jeremy Dann
Introduction to New Ventures
Bob Kiddoo
International Business Consulting Project
Lloyd Levitin
Financial Analysis and Valuation
C.W. Park
Global Marketing (Branding)

Term 5:

Bob Kiddoo
International Business Consulting Project
Mohammad Safarzadeh
Forecasting and Risk Analysis
Diane Badame
New Product Development
Arif Ansari
Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining


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Shiro Naba has been CEO of four multi-national corporation headquartered in four different countries. He is Senior Managing Director of Japan Air Terminal Co., Ltd., and credits IBEAR for providing the tools he needed to manage companies successfully. “There have been good times, and bad times running a business, but the experiences I had in the IBEAR program as well as the global network of IBEAR alumni, have helped me tremendously.”