Enroll in a For-Credit Course
Graduate-level, for-credit courses start at various times throughout the year. They deliver content that can have immediate impact in your work, and credits can be applied to your iMBA (or transferred to other universities).
There are three reasons you may want to enroll in a for-credit course:
You are planning to apply to the iMBA or are in the process of applying. You want to get a head start on your course work or take a first course as a way to ease back in to being a student.
You want to enhance your academic credentials before you apply to the iMBA. The admissions team does take performance in these courses into account in making its decisions.
Or maybe you want to earn academic credit for transfer to another program or university. (Credits earned are full University of Illinois credits but be sure to check with your home institution.)
How It Works
For-credit courses are actually comprised of two segments, two building blocks that can either be worked in tandem or stacked on top of each other.
One segment is self-directed, noncredit, and covers basic foundational content, imagine it to be your interactive textbook. This segment, housed on the Coursera platform, includes involvement in an open, global classroom. This segement for each course is free for knowledge sake but if you decide to pursue an iMBA course for graduate credit then you will need to complete this segment for a $79 fee/4 week course to certify your successful completion of the self-directed segment. While this segment doesn’t in itself earn you any course credit, successful completion with a verified certificate is required towards earning course credit. Click the Sign-Up for Non-Credit Options tab above if you would like to learn more about offerings.
The other segment is the advanced graduate-level for-credit segment, that corresponds to the foundational material in the noncredit segment. This segment, based in the Illinois Compass platform, will take you deeper into the material with personal interaction with faculty in the form of live classes, personal feedback, office hours and advanced case studies. You will also do project work with teams of fellow students. Tuition for the for-credit segment is $250 per credit hour. Most courses are four credits. The for-credit segment is designed to run concurrent to the above non-credit segment, although you have the option to finish the non-credit segment ahead of time. If you complete the Coursera platform work ahead of time we will apply your completed work towards the for-credit segement of the course, and you will not have to complete it again. To enter the for-credit segment, please click the Enroll in a Course options below.
Of course, enrolling in a class is not the same as being admitted to the iMBA program.
If you would like to read more about the course structure and the building blocks that take you from self-directed content to for-credit to complete iMBA, you can read more here.
There are three things you can do now:
Enroll in a Course
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If you’d like to read more about the course structure and the building blocks that take you from self-directed content to for-credit to complete iMBA, you can read more here.