Online MBA at the University of Illinois

Business mastery plus leadership skills

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The Biggest Business School Innovation of the Decade

“We’ve disrupted our own industry, and the market has responded by rewarding us with demand and growth far beyond what we would have predicted,” Dean Jeffrey Brown.

Students say the iMBA curriculum and live, interactive sessions are more personal and engaging than many in-person classes they’ve taken. At a price that is a fraction of what they would pay at most residential MBA programs, the iMBA consistently earns satisfaction ratings near 100 percent from students.

College officials say student satisfaction and real-time return on investment are driving the tremendous growth in applications. A survey of 2019 graduates showed that 53 percent had received a promotion, job offer or accepted a new position during their time in the iMBA program, while graduates saw their pay increase an average of 20 percent during the course of their studies.

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A Career-curated Online Learning Experience.

Course material structured the way you’ll use it in the real world. Management and leadership skills built into the core. Plus pathways to develop future-forward leadership vision. All with fully online global classrooms and team projects.

From a fully accredited AACSB program for under $22k.

It’s being called a breakthrough.

A Premium MBA from the University of Illinois

Illinois Nobel Prize
Global Illinois Alumni
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Manageable Tuition

A full MBA for just $22,500. It’s no wonder Poets&Quants called it a “breakthrough.” We’re building a global network of high performers, and price should not be a barrier.
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Fully Online

No travel requirements, no added expenses: completely online, including all course and group work plus faculty office hours so you can discuss material, ask questions, or get help.
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Deeply Engaging

Work personally with senior professors and special practitioner faculty from companies like Google. Connect with accomplished fellow students around the world each day.
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Leadership Level

Builds ability to execute, manage, and lead. And gives you an iMBA edge with advanced training on how to innovate, shape the digital world, and go global.
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A full MBA degree from one of the world’s top universities. Academic content curated to be business-ready and actionable. A blend of business specializations that successful careers are built on.

A quick glimpse at a class in progress.

Courses are interactive. Professors engage with you personally. Working with classmates is routing. The iMBA includes both an online global classroom and a series of team projects.

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Students in the iMBA program make great connections with other classmates despite not taking physical courses with each other.

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What Our Students Say

“This unique format allows professionals to receive the same prestigious MBA anywhere in the world.”
Mauri Meyers, Fall 2016 cohort
“The iMBA program is perfect for me as a busy working professional, wife and mom with a 3 1/2 year old son.”
Denise O'Brien-Peterson, Fall 2016 cohort
“The iMBA program gives me an understanding of how a business should run and what are the critical components to decision making in building a successful enterprise. It also provides me with an additional foundation as I progress within my organization to assist in running the business as opposed to working for my business.”
Randy Rhoads, Spring 2018 cohort
“The iMBA program has been an opportunity to integrate world-class professors and their instruction into the day to day operations and problem-solving business that I work in. As our team works to deliver innovative technology to solve business problems, the iMBA has provided the unique perspective that has allowed me to see my job from the eyes of our accounting team, our strategy team, the business unit leadership and many more. This perspective has not only allowed my creativity in solutioning flourish, but more effectively communicate with a wider range of audiences across the company. The congruence between what is taught and what is applicable to my day to day job tells me the investment will deliver a strong ROI.”
Russell Marks, Fall 2017 cohort