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IBEAR MBA

Curriculum

IBEAR MBA 41 Curriculum
2018 - 2019

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 41 Curriculum
2018 - 2019

Term 1 (August 1 - October 1) 13.5 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 523

   

Communication for Management (1.5)

Jolanta Aritz

F 9:00 - 3:30

GSBA 510

   

Accounting Concepts & Financial Reporting (3)

Shing-Wu Wang

MW 9:00-11:30

GSBA 511

   

Microeconomics for Management (3)

Mohammad Safarzadeh

TTH 9:00 - 11:30

GSBA 529

   

Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage (3)

Michael McGrath

MW 1:30 -4:00

GSBA 524

   

Managerial Statistics (3)

Arif Ansari

TTH 1:30 - 4:00

Term 2 (October 8 - December 5) 13.5 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 523

   

Communication for Management (1.5)

Jolanta Aritz

F 9:00 - 3:30

GSBA 534

   

Operations Management (3)

Jonathan Yormark

MW 9:00-11:30

GSBA 548

   

Corporate Finance (3)

Lloyd Levitin

MW 1:30 -4:00

MOR 542

   

Strategic Issues for Global Business (3)

Carl Voigt

TTH 9:00 - 11:30

GSBA 528

   

Marketing Management (3)

Dennis Schorr

TTH 1:30 - 4:00

Term 3 (January 7 - March 8) 9 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 549

 

 

The Firm in the National & International Economy (3)

Baizhu Chen

MW 8:00-10:30

GSBA 543

 

 

Managerial Perspectives (Leadership) (3)

Carl Voigt

TTH 8:00-10:30

 

 

 

Take 3 Unit Marshall Elective
 

Take 3 Unit Marshall Elective

 

 

IBCP

 

 

IBCP Preparation Week (March 2 - March 9)

 

 

Term 4 (March 18 - May 3) 9 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 584A

   

International Business Consulting Project (IBCP) (3)

 Bob Zukis
Jolanta Aritz

MWF 8:00-10:30

FBE 529

   

Financial Analysis and Valuation (3)

TBA

TTH 8:00-10:30

 

 

 

Take 3 Unit Marshall Elective
 

Take 3 Unit Marshall Elective

 

 

IBCP

 

 

IBCP research/fieldwork (May 6 - May 19)*

 

 

* IBCP fieldwork requires international or domestic travel

   

Term 5 (May 20 - July 10) 11 units

Faculty

 

GSBA 584B

   

International Business Consulting Project (2)

 Bob Zukis
Jolanta Aritz

MWF 8:00-10:30

BAEP 551

   

Introduction to New Ventures (3)**

Jeremy Dann

MW 11:00-1:30

DSO 551

   

Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise (3)**

TBA

MW 2:00 - 4:30

MKT 565

   

Global Marketing (Branding) (3)**

C.W. Park

TTH 8:00 - 10:30

DSO 528

   

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

Arif Ansari

TTH 11:00 - 1:30

Graduation Day - July 11, 2019

 

 

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

Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change