Student Experience

University of Illinois

Student Experience

The iMBA program is fully developed by Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. The University of Illinois leverages Coursera’s online education platform to deliver the program curriculum, allowing iMBA students to benefit from Coursera features such as interactive video transcription, in-course note taking, and seamless learning across multiple devices. Students attend live classroom sessions with professors, work together on group projects, connect with instructors during live office hours on the Illinois platform.

Coursera utilizes technology that empowers you to learn on your schedule and on the device of your choice. University of Illinois Gies College of Business courses are made up of modules that can be completed during commutes or other short periods of spare time. Courses include supplementary readings, video lectures, assignments, and discussion forums that help you spark connections with your peers.

The benefits of the iMBA program

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The iMBA program is fully developed and taught by the University of Illinois. The University of Illinois leverages Coursera’s online education platform to deliver the program curriculum, allowing iMBA students to benefit from Coursera features such as interactive video transcription, in-course note taking, and seamless learning across multiple devices.

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Virtual Campus

The iMBA program encompasses far more than the classroom. The iMBA helps students spark tangible connections to peers, faculty, and the subject matter.

Your Classmates

You will be matched with a diverse mix of students who will work through the degree program with you. Forge bonds and build camaraderie through challenging group work and exploratory breakout sessions, face-to-face in the online classroom. Your classmates will come from a breadth of industries and a range of work experiences: past students have ranged from individual looking to advance their careers to CEOs looking to expand their knowledge base. We strive to admit students that contribute to the professional development and success of others.

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Apply coursework to your career - immediately

One of the most unique aspects of the iMBA is the freedom to complete the key subject areas in the order you choose. Most iMBA students work while completing the degree. There is ample opportunity to sync classroom learning with your profession, which makes your MBA immediately useful and reinforces the value of your coursework. Past iMBA students have used real-life problems from their work for course case studies.

The World's MBA

The iMBA program delivers opportunities to connect with fellow students and faculty in real time around the world.

The live class sessions expand beyond standard video conferences — the University of Illinois has on-campus production studios built for the program, and each session features your professor and TAs who field questions in real time. The producer facilitates the experience and ensures that interactive discussion flow smoothly. Online, face-to-face office hours with professors and TAs are held every week, scheduled to accommodate learners from every time zone.

  • Gain access to a variety of tools designed to help you stay connected, such as discussion forums, chat tools, video conference platforms, and social media workspaces. The platforms include:
  • A student-run social media platform where iMBA students network with each other, faculty, and on-campus Gies MBA students
  • Regional iMBA student meet-ups
  • Online and in-person study sessions self-organized by students
  • Program organized international travel trips
  • In-person faculty meet-ups with students
  • Money
    $21,384

    Total Cost

  • Clock
    24 - 36 months
  • Graph
    18 courses plus three capstone projects
  • Globe
    Completely Online

Application Deadlines

The next cohort starts on August 12, 2020.

Applications for the Fall 2020 cohort are now open!

  • Priority 1 Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Priority 2 Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Priority 3 Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Priority 4 Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: June 15, 2020

Benefits of Applying Earlier

  • No application fee or enrollment deposit
  • Possibility of starting early with one or two courses if admitted as a degree student
  • Option to connect with an iMBA student mentor early

Start Dates

The program has two official start dates throughout the year, in January and August. Students can begin as non-degree students at any time throughout the year.

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.

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