Sep 26, 2023  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024

International Management Science (STEM) 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.

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.


In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants should have a minimum of six years 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.

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; Email; Web: Apply online at

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 graduate school and life in Los Angeles.

Management Science Electives

Successfully complete at least 18 units selected from the list below.

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

Note: USC reserves the right to change, add or delete its course offerings and programs without notice.

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