Program Details

Practical Business Mastery + Leadership Vision

The iMBA provides you with Practical Business Mastery along with the Leadership Vision. The program has carefully curated content and experiences that fuel you for both immediate impact and enduring career lift. It will adequately provide you with core business mastery and prepare you for future-forward leadership capacity in fields including globalization, innovation, and shaping the digital future. It’s a leadership-level, top MBA program completely online and heavily interactive for under $23,500. That’s why Poets & Quants, the definitive source on management education, calls it “a breakthrough.”

Career-Curated Course Design

Courses are grouped into specializations, structured so that you get academics in combinations that mirror how you’ll actually use them on the job. That produces business mastery. All the specializations you complete throughout the program ultimately come together as a capstone project and lead to the complete MBA.

Future-Forward Leadership Capacity

You become a leader on two levels – the everyday level of getting things done, and the higher level of developing a vision for the future. Your core leadership comes from a foundational iMBA program requirement. Then you choose two specialization pathways – innovation, digitalization, data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, or globalization.

Global Online Classrooms & Projects

The people in your class live all over the world, in more than 90 different countries. They bring you real-time perspectives from the front lines of business. Faculty are hands-on and interactive in classes and projects. They hold weekly live class sessions at multiple times, covering time zones across the world.

How It Works

Learning takes place through Coursera and through the University of Illinois, offering you the best combination of flexibility and personalized instructor feedback. Courses are structured in two components and include a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.

On the Coursera platform, students complete the foundation components of each course, such as pre-recorded videos and self-assessed quizzes and peer-reviewed assignments.

On the University of Illinois Canvas platform, students will find the high-engagement component of each course. The high engagement component includes live lectures, group assignments, and graded exams. Class Q&A forums are also available here.

The iMBA program uses Zoom as the main communication tool for students to interact with instructors, peers, and our staff. Weekly live lectures, office hours, and group work are all part of the learning experience. iMBA students will be provided a Zoom Pro account throughout the duration of their program.

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