The IBEAR MBA curriculum comprises 19 credit courses delivered over its August Transition Program and five 8-week terms. 16 of the 19 courses are mandatory core courses required of all participants. These impart a strong grounding in the basics of management & business strategy. Designed as fundamental coursework 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.
4 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 four MBA electives outside of those offered by IBEAR to emphasize an area of personal interest.
IBEAR 40, 2017 - 2018
Schedule is Tentative and Subject to Change
All classes are held in JKP 204 unless instructed otherwise.
|Term 1 (August 2 - October 4) 15 units|
|GSBA||523||15684||Communication for Management (3)||Aritz||See grid|
|GSBA||510||15580||Accounting Concepts & Financial Reporting (3)||Wang||MW 9:00-11:30|
|GSBA||511||15592||Microeconomics for Management (3)||Safarzadeh||MW 1:30 -4:00|
|GSBA||529||15730||Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage (3)||McGrath||TTH 9:00 - 11:30|
|GSBA||524||15704||Managerial Statistics (3)||Ansari||TTH 1:30 - 4:00|
|Mandatory Class Trip - TBA (Oct 5-15)|
|Term 2 (October 17 - December 14) 12 units|
|GSBA||534||15757||Operations Management (3)||Yormark||MW 9:00-11:30|
|GSBA||548||15836||Corporate Finance (3)||Levitin||MW 1:30 -4:00|
|MOR||542||16636||Strategic Issues for Global Business (3)||Voigt||TTH 9:00 - 11:30|
|GSBA||528||15723||Marketing Management (3)||Schorr||TTH 1:30 - 4:00|
|Term 3 (January 8 - March 9) 12 units|
|BAEP||551||14438||Introduction to New Ventures (3)*||Dann||MW 11:30-2:00|
|DSO||551||16290||Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise (3)*||Kim||MW 2:15 - 4:45|
|GSBA||543||15666||Managerial Perspectives (Leadership) (3)||Voigt||TTH 10:15 - 12:45|
|GSBA||549||15843||The Firm in the National & International Economy (3)||Ibrahimi||TTH 2:15 - 4:45|
|IBCP Preparation (March 7 - March 9)|
|Term 4 (March 19 - May 4) 9 units|
|FBE||529||15404||Financial Analysis and Valuation (3)||Levitin||MW 2:00-4:30|
|GSBA||584A||16058||International Business Consulting Project (IBCP) (3)||IBCP Team||MWF 9:00 - 12:00|
|FBE||563||15456||The Theory of International Trade (3)*||Quadrini||TTH 9:00 - 11:30|
|MKT||565||16563||Global Marketing (Branding) (3)*||CW Park||TTH 2:00 - 4:30|
|IBCP research/fieldwork (May 7 - May 20)|
|Term 5 (May 21 - July 11) 8 units|
|GSBA||584B||16059||International Business Consulting Project (2)||IBCP Team||MWF 1:00-5:00|
|FBE||543||15422||Forecasting and Risk Analysis (3)*||Safarzadeh||MW 9:00 - 11:30|
|MKT||530||16528||New Product Development (3)*||Badame||TTH 1:30 - 4:00|
|DSO||528||16272||Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining (3)*||Ansari||TTH 10:00 - 12:30|
|Graduation Day - July 12, 2018||
Note: IBEAR participants may replace a maximum of four (4) of the IBEAR 7 optional courses during IBEAR Terms 3 thru 5, with Marshall MBA electives. 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.
11/9/17: TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE