Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Program Description


Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Marshall IBEAR MBA--North America's premier mid-career international MBA Program


Program Overview

The Marshall School of Business IBEAR MBA Program is an intensive 12-month, full-time program in international management, which gives tomorrow's business leaders the tools to excel in a fast-paced global environment. Designed for mid-career managers, it is a challenging program rooted in practical skills with many unique features not found in more conventional MBA programs. Please click here to see a video about the IBEAR MBA.

Join a select, diverse group of mid-career managers
The IBEAR MBA attracts an extremely international and highly accomplished group of participants. Coming from as many as 16 countries and with an average of 10 years work experience, the diversity and professional achievements of the class make for lively and informed classroom discussions.

Learn from an outstanding, internationally oriented faculty in a truly internationalized MBA
The IBEAR MBA develops tools for success in global business competition. The first half of the program consists of MBA core courses similar to those found in the first year of two-year MBA programs. These core courses are taught with a strong international emphasis. During the second half of the program, IBEAR participants take globally focused electives in each critical functional area. Participants apply skills learned in these classes to a five-month international consulting project.

IBEAR courses and program enhancements emphasize business in and between Asia, North America and South America. This does not, however, exclude other regions of the world.

Top 10 Ranking

According to the 2005 US News and World Report rankings, Marshall ranks in the top 10 for international business, the EMBA, the MBA. PM, accounting, and entrepreneurship.  All Marshall School departments, including finance, marketing, management, strategy, and information and operations management are large and strong.  All MBA programs at Marshall draw from the 200 faculty in the school. USC was named "College of the Year 2000" by TIME magazine and The Princeton Review. The 2001 edition of the Newsweek/Kaplan How to Get Into College guide chose USC as one of America's nine "hottest schools".

Study in Marshall's new cutting-edge MBA facility
Instruction takes place in Popovich Hall, one of the most technologically advanced MBA facilities in North America. IBEAR's own state-of-art multimedia case room supports its emphasis on team-based, case-based and project-based learning. Popovich Hall's career services center includes a large research center for student use and 14 interview rooms.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
12 months
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
USA Los Angeles, California
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Duration 12 months
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