Jun 17, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

International MBA Program

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The IBEAR MBA program is an accelerated global MBA for experienced managers and professionals. The curriculum contains internationalized core courses in its first three terms and selected international business electives thereafter. It concludes with a challenging consulting project in terms four and five.

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 electives allows students to acquire knowledge and skills in their preferred disciplines.


In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants should have a minimum of six years of work and/or graduate study experience. Current participants average 11 years of experience and are 34 years of age. Scholarships are available to domestic and international students.

For more information, visit marshall.usc.edu/ibear or contact the IBEAR MBA Program: phone (213) 740-7140 or email ibearmba@marshall.usc.edu.

Program Structure

This intensive full-time program begins in late June and ends in late June each year. It begins with a three-week transition program to assist international and domestic participants in adjusting to graduate school and life in Los Angeles.


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

Total units required for degree: 56

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