The iMBA Experience

The Online Classroom

How it looks, feels, and works

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

Live lectures with top faculty

iMBA courses include live lectures, offered at a variety of times each week, to give you flexibility in when to attend. Regardless where you are in the world, you have a front row seat in class.

Engagement with fellow classmates

Gies alums, Brian Rosko and Roberta Jorge, talk about their iMBA experience, in and out of the classroom.

Growing a global network

Jackie Price Osafo, iMBA graduate, shares her experience of engaging with faculty and peers from across the globe.

iMBA Philosophy and Purpose

Innovative. Accessible. Global.

A Vision for the Planet: The access point for diverse range of remarkable talent, creating rich engagement and brilliant futures.

Broadening access to top-level education–including the quality of research, teaching, and the value of the alumni network. An MBA that’s democratizing top-quality education that brings the world into the MBA classroom continuously. We changed the very definition of who an MBA student is, bringing all types of talent to fulfill their potential.

Former Coursera CEO, Rick Levin, talks about the initial launch of the iMBA program at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 2015.

Joining the Global University of Illinois Community

As an iMBA student, you not only get a full MBA degree from the University of Illinois, you are a full member of our global network of alumni, students, faculty, and staff. iMBA students attend special meet-ups around the world, join alumni events in their area, and are always welcome for campus visits.

iMBA students connect in person at our annual on campus retreat called iConverge each September.

Professor Aric Reindfleisch meets in Sao Paolo, Brazil with students in his “Marketing in a Digital World” class.

iMBA students at a University of Illinois alumni event in Chicago met each other, networked with alumni, and talked with the dean of Gies Business and other senior staff and faculty.