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IBEAR MBA

Curriculum


IBEAR MBA 42 Curriculum
2019 - 2020

The curriculum of the IBEAR MBA Program is designed to meet the needs of globally minded mid-career professionals looking to advance their careers in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

The IBEAR MBA Educational Experience

The curriculum provides an immersive experiential-learning based framework that gives mid-career managers an opportunity to develop the knowledge, tools and business networks that will help them develop to become global business leaders. The Program’s dual focus on curricular and co-curricular learning provides IBEAR MBA students with the catalytic career boost they are seeking.

IBEAR MBA student presentation
IBEAR MBA student presentation

As a complement to its pioneering core curriculum, the IBEAR MBA Program offers its students a wide choice of Marshall School electives. This allows IBEAR MBA students to build a specialization of their choice within the One-Year format.

IBEAR MBA Careers

The Capstone Course of the IBEAR MBA Program is its 5-unit International Business Consulting Project (IBCP) which are done in Terms 4 & 5. IBCP is a unique hands-on learning experience, which is based on a 4-month business consulting engagement. Teams of IBEAR MBA students work with their IBCP clients to build strategies and develop solutions for one their client’s key business issues.

IBEAR MBA Students at Warner Brothers
IBEAR MBA Students at Warner Brothers

International and domestic research travel is a key component of most projects; costs are covered by client sponsorship fees. Each project requires deep analysis which is grounded in field research. The idea is to impart practical learning of executive decision making skills in a real-world business environment.

IBEAR MBA Studnets at Google
IBEAR MBA Class at Google

IBCP clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium sized firms and startups. IBEAR MBA students have executed over 250 IBCP projects on topics such as market entry, market growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain management, finance, etc. in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe. Each student team is guided by a faculty practitioner with global consulting experience.

Graduating IBEAR MBAs describe their ROI

Whether a student is seeking to make a career change or looking to advance in their current industry, the IBEAR MBA curriculum is designed to accelerate the desired professional outcome.  Over a 12-month period, students take 19 courses adding up to 56 units (In the Two-Year MBA, students take 62 units over 20 months). The IBEAR MBA academic calendar is spread over five terms, with the students taking 27 units in Terms 1 & 2 (August-December), which is the equivalent of Year One of the Two-Year MBA. The IBEAR students take 18 units in Terms 3 & 4 (January-May) and 6 of these units (two courses) are Marshall School electives outside of the IBEAR MBA Program. In Term 5 (May-July), students will take 11 units.



IBEAR MBA 42 Curriculum
2019 - 2020

Term 1 (July 23 - September 2) 14 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 523

   

Communication for Management (2)

Jolanta Aritz

F 9:00 - 3:30

GSBA 510

   

Accounting Concepts & Financial Reporting (3)

Shing-Wu Wang

MW 8:00-10:30

GSBA 543

   

Managerial Perspectives (Leadership) (3)

Carl Voigt

TTH 8:00 - 10:30

GSBA 529

   

Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage (3)

Arvind Bhambri

MW 2:00 -4:30

GSBA 524

   

Data Science for Business (3)

Arif Ansari

TTH 2:00 - 4:30

Term 2 (September 30 - December 15) 13 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 523

   

Communication for Management (1)

Jolanta Aritz

F 9:00 - 3:30

GSBA 534

   

Operations Management (3)

Hiroshi Ochiumi

TTH 8:00-10:30

GSBA 548

   

Corporate Finance (3)

Shing-Wu Wang

MW 8:00 -10:30

GSBA 511

   

Microeconomics for Management (3)

Rahsan Akbulut

MW 2:00 - 4:30

GSBA 528

   

Marketing Management (3)

Dennis Schorr

TTH 2:00 - 4:30

Term 3 (January 13 - March 14) 9 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 549

 

 

The Firm in the National & International Economy (3)

Baizhu Chen

TTH 8:00-10:30

MOR 542

 

 

Strategic Issues for Global Business (3)

Carl Voigt

MWF 8:00 - 10:30

 

 

 

Select a 3 Unit Marshall Elective
 

Select a 3 Unit Marshall Elective

 

 

IBCP

 

 

IBCP Preparation Week (March 15 - March 22)

 

 

Term 4 (March 23 - May 17) 9 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 584A

   

International Business Consulting Project (IBCP) (3)

IBCP Team

MWF 8:00-10:30

FBE 529

   

Financial Analysis and Valuation (3)

Julia Plotts

TTH 8:00-10:30

 

 

 

Continue the 3 Unit Marshall Elective
 

Continue the 3 Unit Marshall Elective

 

 

IBCP

 

 

IBCP research/fieldwork (May 14 - May 24)*

 

 

* IBCP fieldwork requires international or domestic travel

   

Term 5 (May 25 - July 15) 11 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 584B

   

International Business Consulting Project (2)

IBCP Team

MWF 12:30 - 3:00

BAEP 551

   

Introduction to New Ventures (3)**

Jeremy Dann

MW 8:00 - 10:30

MKT 565

   

Branding Strategy (3)**

C.W. Park

TTH 8:00 - 10:30

DSO 528

   

Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining (3)**

Arif Ansari

TTH 1:00 - 3:30

Graduation Day - July 16, 2020

 

 


** Electives - Choose 3 of the offered ** courses.  Or choose 3 courses from the MSB summer electives catalog.
 

Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change