Earn a master’s degree in management from the University of Illinois and build a strong foundation of fundamental business skills.
As a student in the iMSM, you will take a series of fundamental management classes covering subjects such as leadership and teams, marketing management, strategic management, process management, and more. You’ll also take foundational classes in accounting and finance. You will then have the opportunity to customize your degree by taking elective courses focused on global business and business challenges, as well as data driven decision-making and communications.
As an iMSM student, you’ll earn the same education and learn from the same top faculty as on-campus students. Achieve fundamental business knowledge, gain lifelong leadership skills, and build a global network as you work alongside fellow students and faculty.
The iMSM, which is open to students from any undergraduate major, continues the Gies Business tradition of building highly engaging, flexible online programs. The Gies approach offers innovations unique to online learning. Curriculum, content delivery, and engagement are tailored for maximum positive impact for students in ways that go well beyond simply moving an existing residential program online. The hallmarks of Gies’ online programs – including its popular iMBA – are highly engaging online classrooms and skilled, experienced faculty who deliver leading-edge course material. Gies Business is an acknowledged global leader in online education.
The iMSM is from Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a historical land-grant public research institution founded in 1867.
What appears on the degree certificate? Is it the same degree as the on-campus program?
Upon completion of the iMSM program, students receive an MSM degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – the same degree conferred to on-campus students in the MSM program. At the end of their iMSM coursework, students will have the option to pursue an MBA if they so choose.
What career options will I have with this degree?
By combining business knowledge with a degree in the arts and humanities, social sciences, or other non-business majors, you can achieve greater earning power and gain a competitive advantage. Career opportunities include management, consulting, analytics, entrepreneurship, and other high-demand jobs.
Is the Gies College of Business accredited?
Yes, Gies College of Business is fully accredited through AACSB.
Can I try a course before I apply or enroll in the full degree?
Yes, you can get started with Specializations and courses on Coursera to try out the asynchronous portions of iMSM coursework before or while you apply.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
firstname.lastname@example.org or iMSM@illinois.edu