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IBEAR MBA

Curriculum

Curriculum

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