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 $22k. That’s why Poets & Quants, the definitive source on management education, calls it “a breakthrough.”

A Degree the Job Market Values

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 iMBA.

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 of three advanced-leadership pathways – innovation, digitalization, and globalization.

Global Online Classrooms & Projects

The people in your class live all over the world, in more than 50 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 for you, covering multiple 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.

Specializations on Coursera

The iMBA is divided into several specializations. To finish the iMBA, you must complete at least six specializations and a program-wide experiential learning course.

The part of the curriculum in the Coursera platform is on demand—complete it at your own pace.

Enhanced companion content offered by University of Illinois:
Each specialization has additional enhanced component, available on the Illinois learning platform, featuring in-depth discussions & additional case studies, team and individual assignments with instructor feedback and live interaction with faculty.

Completing the two components for these courses will earn you graduate college credit, and costs around $3,000 per specialization. Successful completion of these specializations will enable you to earn a certificate from the University of Illinois with an official transcript. Credit can be applied toward the University of Illinois online MBA (upon admission).

Learn more about how to earn University of Illinois course credit.

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