Program Overview

An MBA Model that Removes Obstacles

The iMBA delivers a degree from a premier university, fully online, and with heavy personal interaction among students and faculty—all while keeping the total cost of the program under $23,500. That makes it “a breakthrough,” according to Poets & Quants, the definitive source of information and analysis about MBA programs.

The iMBA is career-curated, organizing material around according to how you’ll actually use it on the job. On top of that, it includes heavy development of leadership skills and vision, including special pathways and team projects on the forces shaping the future—digitalization, globalization, and innovation.

The iMBA draws on all the resources of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a comprehensive university with top-rated programs in engineering and technology as well as in business. When you join us, you join not only your iMBA class of outstanding faculty and students, but a University alumni network in the hundreds of thousands, with 58,000 from Gies Business alone.

We Have a Passion for Supporting Top Talent

Our passion is to remove obstacles in the way of talented people getting an MBA and getting ahead. That’s why we created the iMBA. In the tradition of great public universities, we’re providing opportunity for access to high-quality education for those who have the talent and the drive. We bring together a diverse and global group of great people and create rich learning experiences. Public universities were created in the U.S. and in many parts of the world to provide opportunity to capable people and in the process enrich lives, economies, and societies. The University of Illinois is taking that mission to the web, bringing the cost of education down and using today’s technology to remove the additional barriers of time and place.