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International Business Consulting Projects

The IBEAR MBA Program has long incorporated real-world business consulting projects as a key part of its MBA learning experience.

With hundreds of projects successfully completed on business issues around the world, the IBEAR MBA Program has deep experience and a wide network of contacts to produce outstanding learning opportunities for IBEAR MBA students and excellent consulting reports for sponsor companies. 

An IBEAR MBA IBCP team does a project for Warner Brothers

Objectives

The International Business Consulting course will:

  • Teach students rigorous, fact-based, business problem-solving and critical thinking techniques that can be applied to any business decision-making
  • Train students to be excellent consumers and providers of management consulting services
  • Connect students with senior executives in IBCP sponsor firms
See an overview of IBCP in action

Overall Process

The projects are offered once a year, beginning in January, with reports delivered to sponsors by the beginning of May.

Students are assigned to a  4-5 person cross-cultural team. The team will work closely with the client throughout the period. Each team will conduct 30-40 in-depth interviews with experts, customers, suppliers and others, as needed.

Outcomes

Our experience is that IBCP's teaching of management consulting practices enables IBEAR MBA graduates to develop life-long critical thinking skills. They all become smart consumers of consulting services and some become excellent consultants in firms like BCG, KPMG, McKinsey, PwC, etc.

Our project results routinely get adopted by our clients, becoming part of their global strategic positioning and execution. IBCP clients have successfully executed IBCP  recommendations for market entry strategies, new product introductions, acquisitions, supply-chain structuring, etc.

IBCP Sponsors

The IBEAR MBA Program has successfully delivered over 350 consulting projects. Listed below are examples of some of the companies IBEAR MBA students have worked with.

Applebee’s
Avery Dennison
Banco Itau
Boeing Corporation
BP/am pm
Cedars Sinai
Dongkuk Steel
Famima
Fuji TV
GE Prolec
Hitachi Chemical
Hewlett Packard
Ito En
Itochu
Kaiser Permanente
LG Electronics
LG Fashion

Lockheed Martin
Manpower 
Mattel

Microsoft Corporation
Novartis
Office Depot
Panasonic Avionics
Pelican
Quiksilver
Salesforce.com
Sony Corporation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
UB Tech
Verisign
Virgin America
The Walt Disney Company