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Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Online Master of Business Administration - iMBA
Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Online Master of Business Administration - iMBA

Champaign, USA

24 Months


Full time

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USD 23,904

Distance Learning


A premier degree in a flexible, online space – for just under $24k

If you're like most professionals, there's no such thing as a convenient time to interrupt your career – or add tuition to your budget.

The unmatched flexibility and affordability of our online MBA (iMBA) puts the degree within reach, and our highly engaging courses – taught by top University of Illinois faculty – are designed for real-time application to your job.

The Biggest Business School Innovation of the Decade

“We’ve disrupted our own industry, and the market has responded by rewarding us with demand and growth far beyond what we would have predicted,” Dean Jeffrey Brown.

Students say the iMBA curriculum and live, interactive sessions are more personal and engaging than many in-person classes they’ve taken. At a price that is a fraction of what they would pay at most residential MBA programs, the iMBA consistently earns satisfaction ratings near 100 percent from students.

College officials say student satisfaction and real-time return on investment are driving the tremendous growth in applications. A survey of graduates through 2021 showed that 61 percent had received a promotion, job offer or accepted a new position during their time in the iMBA program, while graduates saw their pay increase an average of 22 percent during the course of their studies.

Enjoy an ROI that begins even before you finish

As soon as you start your Gies MBA, the benefits kick in. Being a graduate student at the top-ranked University of Illinois means you're learning from world-renowned faculty experts with decades of experience in their field.

You'll also be absorbing timely, relevant course content you can put to work the next day – and our data shows that employers take notice.

  • 61% - Received a promotion, job offer, or new position during the iMBA program
  • 22% - Average pay increase during the iMBA program

Customize your MBA with our unmatched flexibility

All online education provides some level of flexibility, but we offer a full range of options, giving you even more control over your experience.

  • Build a course sequence that fits your goals
  • Select from a range of live lecture times each week
  • Start your MBA in January, March, August, or October
  • Finish the program at your pace, in 24-60 months
  • Pay for courses as you go

Benefit from a deeply engaging learning experience

You deserve a flexible, online degree program that delivers the level of rich interaction and impact you'd experience on campus. That's why we've intentionally built engagement into the curriculum, structure, and interface of our online courses.

Engage with top University of Illinois faculty, who lead lively discussions during class and connect with learners individually during office hours, where they focus on your goals and success.

Engage with fellow learners around the globe in live class sessions and through regular team projects. Connect with your diverse cohort in ways that expand both your knowledge and your network.



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