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Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

University of Illinois Gies College of Business logo

Master of Business Administration (iMBA)

University of Illinois Gies College of Business

Accredited diploma

Offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

24-36 months

72 credit hours of graduate coursework

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

Approximately $25k

Each time you take a course, pay tuition for that course only


In this program, you can prepare for a thriving career. A survey of 2021 iMBA graduates showed that 61 percent had received a promotion, job offer, or accepted a new position during their time in the iMBA program. Graduates also saw their pay increase by an average of 25 percent during the course of their studies.

Below are a few highlights of how you can advance your career with the iMBA program.

Job-relevant curriculum
Courses are grouped into specializations, structured so that learning mirrors how you’ll actually use skills on the job—and many students apply what they learn immediately in their careers. After finishing your specializations, your new skills will come together as you complete your capstone projects.
Connect with alumni around the globe
When you join us, you join not only your iMBA class of outstanding faculty and students, but a University alumni network in the hundreds of thousands, with 58,000 from Gies Business alone.
A degree hiring managers values
Something vital to consider while evaluating an MBA program is how employers and recruiters perceive that program’s university and business school. Both UIUC and Gies College of Business are esteemed in multiple industries.
MBA Program Of The Year For 2022
In 2022, Poets & Quants named our iMBA program the MBA Program Of The Year For 2022, "for being a true pioneer in the stackable degree field and bringing out the fastest-growing MBA program in the world."

Applications for Fall B 2024 are now open.

Fall 2024 Deadlines:

  • Application Priority Deadline: June 6, 2024
  • August Start Deadline: June 27, 2024
  • October Start Deadline: September 5, 2024

Upcoming Events:

Apply by June 6 to get your application fee waived!

Have questions? Please contact Gies College of Business at or attend an upcoming event.

Gies is accepting applications for Fall 2024

The final deadline is June 27, 2024