Online MBA and Business Degree Programs


Earn your degree from top business schools online

Why earn an advanced degree online in business?

Business degrees are among the world’s most popular field of study in higher education today. Master’s degrees conferred in business were the highest of any field of study in the U.S. according to the National Center for Education Statistics for the academic year 2016-2017. The number of online MBAs offered in the U.S., a more flexible option than traditional on-campus programs, has doubled from 2014 to 2018. Online business degrees have become prolific in higher education, and some are as little as half the cost of their on-campus counterparts.

Learner Profile

Dan G.

University of Illinois iMBA Student

Top Quality Learning

Grow your career with education and support from an incredible business school. Online MBAs and business degrees are career-oriented degrees by nature. In MBAs and business degrees offered on Coursera, educational content is often rooted in case studies across a variety of industries, making it easy for different professionals across fields to apply their learnings. Group projects and virtual or regional live in-person networking events help students foster deep connections with their faculty and peers.

Online degrees in business, like MBA programs, offer a clear way to build a fantastic network & advance your career with a credential recognized across industries. As you think about a degree in business, one of the questions you should be asking yourself is: what’s next for my career?

Breakthrough Pricing

Earn a business degree with faster return on investment. It’s no secret that the cost of higher education has proved problematic in some economies around the world. Degrees offered on Coursera often times are as little as half the cost as their on-campus counterparts to help ensure you can see ROI faster on your hard work in a business degree program. Coupled with the fact that you don’t need to quit your job and lose your salary, earning your postsecondary degree in business online can provide a great return for a reasonable cost.

Modular & Stackable

Try your first course risk-free & start working towards your degree today. Start learning right away with an open degree course, Specialization, or MasterTrack™ Certificate and make progress on your own schedule. If you are accepted into the degree program, your completed work can count towards your degree.

Interactive & Engaging

Live instruction and group case studies help fuel effective learning & grow vibrant networks. In a Learning House report where 1,500 fully online students both graduate & undergraduate, of which 30% of graduate respondents were in online business degrees, 93% of respondents reported that they started the degree to fulfill career aspirations. 71% of respondents wanted to finish their programs as soon as possible to improve ROI. In other words, students often care keenly about two things when it comes to an online degree: career growth and return on investment.

Online MBAs are more than just case studies and video lectures. A lot of programs offer live class sessions weekly in a video conferencing platform. Degrees offered on Coursera often meet for faculty office hours and live sessions on Zoom. This allows for the same sort of network building that occurs in on-campus programs to occur online, often more efficiently.

What students and faculty say

One of the features that worked so well for me was how modular it is.DAN GARTLEY, iMBA STUDENT
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Getting my MBA makes me feel empowered because I don’t need to stop being myself. I don’t need to stop working. I don’t need to stop being a mother.Patricia PeñaiMBA student
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Each week of every course, you will join a live global classroom. You will be involved in give-and-take discussions with faculty, not just listen to us. You will work on real-world accounting problems.Gary HechtAcademic Director, iMSA
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In our program, we combine the expertise of teaching faculty who bring in solid ideas and frameworks with the hands-on expertise of seasoned entrepreneurs who function as mentors.Marc VanhueleProfessor of Marketing and Associate Dean, HEC Paris

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Grant M.

University of Illinois iMBA Student

Average age

35 years

Anu A.

University of Illinois MCS-DS Student

Average work experience

14 years

Students represent

95 countries

Qian Z.

University of Illinois MCS-DS Student

1st year student retention


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University of Illinois MCS-DS Graduate

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Instructor Spotlight

Laurence Lehmann-Ortega

HEC Paris

Laurence Lehmann Ortega has been an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris since 2009 in the Strategy and Business Policy department. She received her PhD in Management from the University of Aix-en-Provence. Her research focuses on strategic innovation, including managing innovation in established firms and business model innovation. She is the co-author of "Odyssey 3.14 Reinvent your business model", an original approach combining innovation and strategy. Laurence received the 2014 and 2016 Pierre-Vernimmen-BNP-Paribas Teaching Award.

Professor Lehmann-Ortega teaches the course “Re-invent your business model with the Odyssey 3.14 approach” in the HEC MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Instructor Profile

Frequently Asked Questions About Online MBA Programs & Business Degrees

  • An MBA, or Master's of Business Administration, is a graduate degree that is applicable to students of any academic background looking to advance their career. Focused on building a strong foundation of business practices, top MBA programs typically teach skills in finance, marketing, business strategy, business operations, communication, leadership, and more.

  • You can learn key business skills to advance your career anytime and anywhere in the world – All you need is an internet connection.

  • For students that go through business degree programs on Coursera that are accredited by our university partner, all of the content is created by university faculty members who are subject matter experts. Your degree will be conferred and accredited by the universities themselves.

Get an Online Business Certificate on Coursera

Coursera offers online Master’s degrees and Bachelor's degrees in Data Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, MBA, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Public Health. If you are still evaluating a full degree program on Coursera, you might be interested in a MasterTrack Certificate. Business MasterTrack Certificates that are part of degrees allow you to start learning right away, so you can make progress on your own schedule. If you are admitted to the full program, your completed courses count towards your degree learning.

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