Earn your online MBA with Illinois Gies

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A premier degree in a flexible, online space – for just under $25k

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.

  • $24,984 total tuition and fees – pay as you go
  • 24 - 60 months to complete – you set the pace
  • Customizable curriculum – choose your path
  • Fully online – no on-campus commitments
  • GMAT/GRE – not required for admission
  • Accredited online MBA program

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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 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.

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Customize your MBA with our unmatched flexibility

All online MBA programs provide 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

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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.

Courses designed with your career in mind

The business theory you learn in class will be presented alongside current trends and practical applications – even examples that you and others share from work. It's an approach that brings ideas to life and helps you more fully master the concepts.

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Will my degree say “online MBA”?

No, it will say Master of Business Administration from Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

What is the time commitment per week?

Generally, you will spend 10-15 hours per class, per week. The course load is flexible – you can take one or two courses, or skip a term on your capacity.

Are classes synchronous or asynchronous?

Each iMBA course has two structural components.

One component is the self-directed, asynchronous part of the course, which will help you develop the baseline, foundational knowledge. That material comes in the form of pre-recorded videos, which you can watch at your convenience, as well as complementary readings.

The second component is what we call the high engagement part of the course. This is an additional layer that goes on top of the foundational, baseline knowledge. It is an expansion of the depth and the breadth of the first set of materials. It involves weekly live sessions, where you will be in a virtual classroom with faculty and your classmates. Faculty will be presenting additional materials or case analysis. During the live sessions you will have the opportunity to ask questions, and to present your work, either individually or as a group.

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