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Master's Degree Programs

International M.B.A. Program (IBEAR M.B.A.)

The International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) M.B.A. program is an intensive 12-month program with a strong international orientation. The curriculum contains an extensive breadth of course offerings and an in-depth international consulting project.


In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants should have a minimum of five years work experience. Scholarships are available to both U.S. and foreign citizens.

For more information, contact the IBEAR M.B.A. Program in Hoffman Hall 800; (213) 740-7140; Fax (213) 740-7559; or; Apply online at

Program Structure

This intensive one-year full-time program begins in mid-August and ends in mid July each year. A week-long orientation program is offered prior to the beginning of classes to assist international students in adjusting to life in the U.S.

August SessionUnits
GSBA 523Communication for Management3

Term 1 -- FALLUnits
GSBA 510Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting3
GSBA 511Managerial Economics3
GSBA 524Data and Decision Models3
GSBA 529Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage3

Term 2 -- FALLUnits
GSBA 518Accounting Control Systems3
GSBA 528Marketing Management3
GSBA 548Corporate Finance3
GSBA 549The Firm in the National and International Economy3

Term 3 -- SPRINGUnits
GSBA 534Operations Management3
GSBA 543Managerial Perspectives3
IBEAR electives6

Term 4 -- SPRINGUnits
GSBA 584aInternational Business Consulting Project3
IBEAR electives6

Term 5 -- SUMMERUnits
GSBA 584bInternational Business Consulting Project2
IBEAR electives6

Total units required for degree: 56