A deeply engaging online MBA from a public university powerhouse.
Students in the iMBA program earn the same high-quality MBA degree that on-campus students have been earning for decades–but without needing to put career or family life on hold. Students achieve business mastery, gain lifelong leadership skills, and build a global network as they work alongside fellow students and faculty.
The iMBA program features live global classrooms via web conferencing, team projects, and personal interaction with professors during virtual office hours. The nearly 2,000 students in the iMBA family represent more than 90 countries and 48 states across the United States. The program was hailed as a “breakthrough” by Poets & Quants, a leading authority on management education. The iMBA is from Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, a historical land-grant public research institution founded in 1867.
Build a Global Network
iMBA students are accomplished professionals from across the globe. You’ll work closely with classmates and join a global University of Illinois alumni network that’s 470,000 strong.
A Recognized and Respected Program
Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois is an AACSB accredited and competitively ranked college by Poets and Quants, US News & World Report, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
A Top MBA for a Breakthrough Price
At less than $22,000, the cost of the iMBA is by far the lowest of any major university’s online MBA.
What degree is earned at the end of the program?
Upon completion of the iMBA program, students receive an MBA degree from the University of Illinois.
Is Gies College of Business fully accredited?
Yes, Gies College of Business is fully accredited through AACSB.
Is the GMAT/GRE Required?
No, the GMAT/GRE are not required for the iMBA program; however, submitting a test score is recommended for those with less than three years’ work experience.
How long is the iMBA program?
The program is 24-36 months, depending on how many courses you choose to take each session.
What is the cost of tuition of the program?
The total tuition cost of the program is $21,384.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, financial aid may be available for domestic degree-seeking students. International students may seek out private or third party loans. All students are eligible for university payment plans that allow you to break up your tuition into monthly payments. Please keep in mind that students are only billed each semester for the classes they are enrolled in; there is no upfront payment of tuition.
Do I have to pay for the entire degree upfront?
You need to pay tuition when you enroll in each individual course. That means you’ll only pay for your courses as you take them.
What is needed with international transcripts?
We need all mark-sheets and the degree certificate in both the native language and an English translation. If you have more questions of what is needed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I try some of the courses before applying?
Yes, you can get started with these Specializations and courses on Coursera to try out the MOOC portion of the courses before you apply.