IBEAR STEM MBA

International Management Science (STEM) MBA Program

Effective June 2020, The IBEAR MBA program will offer a STEM track as part of its curriculum. Students who opt for this track as part of their IBEAR MBA curriculum will be pursuing the International Management Science (STEM) MBA Program.

The value of a business education focusing on quantitative and scientific methods has long been recognized. The Management Science specialization of the Master of Business Administration recognizes the efforts of individuals who choose to focus their MBA studies on quantitative business-related fields such as statistics, mathematical techniques, analytics, data warehousing, data mining, operations and supply chain optimization, finance, forecasting, digital marketing and modeling.  

A core of essential courses is designed to build the foundation of skills required of all leading executives, develop collaborative talent, cultivate innovation, build analytical skills, and expand the student's vision and ethical framework with a global perspective. An individualized program of study allows students to acquire knowledge and skills in their preferred STEM-related disciplines.

Application

The Management Science specialization of the IBEAR MBA is open only to individuals who have been admitted to the Marshall IBEAR MBA program.

IBEAR MBA students who wish to transition to the STEM IBEAR MBA submit a petition to the academic director of the IBEAR MBA program during the first term of the program. The petition must include a brief essay explaining why the student would benefit academically and succeed in the STEM MBA program.

For more information, contact the IBEAR MBA Program; (213) 740-7140; Fax (213) 740-7559;

Email ibearmba@marshall.usc.edu; Web: marshall.usc.edu. Apply online at gradadm.usc.edu.

Program Structure

This intensive full-time program begins in late June and ends in late June each year. It begins with a one-week orientation/transition program to assist international and domestic participants in adjusting to life in the U.S.

“Core” Required Courses

  • GSBA 510 Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting Units: 1.5, 2, 3
  • GSBA 511 Microeconomics for Management Units: 1.5, 3
  • GSBA 523 Communication for Management Units: 2, 3
  • GSBA 524 Managerial Statistics Units: 2, 3
  • GSBA 528 Marketing Management Units: 3
  • GSBA 529 Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage Units: 3
  • GSBA 534 Operations Management Units: 2, 3
  • GSBA 543 Managerial Perspectives Units: 3
  • GSBA 548 Corporate Finance Units: 2, 3
  • GSBA 549 The Firm in the National and International Economy Units: 3
  • GSBA 584a International Business Consulting Project Units: 3
  • GSBA 584b International Business Consulting Project Units: 2

Total “Core” Required units: 38

STEM Elective Courses

Complete at least 18 units selected from the list below. *

  • ACCT 581 Financial Statement Analysis Units: 3
  • DSO 506 Sourcing and Supplier Management Units: 1.5
  • DSO 510 Business Analytics Units: 1.5, 3
  • DSO 516 Probability and Data Modeling Units: 1.5
  • DSO 520 Logistics Management Units: 3
  • DSO 522 Applied Time Series Analysis for Forecasting Units: 1.5, 3
  • DSO 528 Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Data Mining Units: 1.5, 3
  • DSO 529 Advanced Regression Analysis Units: 3
  • DSO 530 Applied Modern Statistical Learning Methods Units: 3
  • DSO 536 Monte Carlo Simulation and Decision Models Units: 1.5
  • DSO 545 Statistical Computing and Data Visualization Units: 3
  • DSO 547 Designing Spreadsheet-Based Business Models Units: 3
  • DSO 549 Application of Lean Six Sigma Units: 3
  • DSO 552 SQL Databases for Business Analysts Units: 1.5
  • DSO 562 Fraud Analytics Units: 3
  • DSO 570 The Analytics Edge: Data, Models, and Effective Decisions Units: 3
  • DSO 574 Getting Ready for Big Data Units: 3
  • DSO 580 Project Management Units: 3
  • DSO 581 Supply Chain Management Units: 3
  • DSO 582 Service Management: Economics and Operations Units: 3
  • DSO 583 Operations Consulting Units: 3
  • DSO 586 Global Healthcare Operations Management Units: 3
  • DSO 599 Special Topics Units: 1, 1.5, 2, 3 *
  • FBE 535 Applied Finance in Fixed Income Securities Units: 1.5, 3
  • FBE 543 Forecasting and Risk Analysis Units: 3
  • FBE 550 High Yield Bond Investing - Managing Credit Risk Units: 1.5
  • FBE 553a Applied Portfolio Management Units: 3
  • FBE 553b Applied Portfolio Management Units: 3
  • FBE 555 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Units: 3
  • FBE 559 Management of Financial Risk Units: 3
  • GSBA 504b - Operations Management Units: 1.5
  • MKT 512 Customer Insights and Analysis Units: 3
  • MKT 536 Pricing Strategies Units: 3
  • MKT 543 Market Demand and Sales Forecasting Units: 3
  • MKT 566 Marketing Analytics Units: 3

General Business Electives

Complete a selection of graduate business electives (500-level ACCT, BAEP, BUCO, DSO, FBE, GSBA, MKT or MOR) sufficient to bring the total units completed to at least 56.

Total units required for degree: 56