Business Administration, MBA - Online (iMBA)

for the Masters of Business Administration in Business Administration


head of department: Carlos Torelli

associate dean: W. Brooke Elliott

email: onlineMBA@illinois.edu


program website: https://onlinemba.illinois.edu/

department faculty: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/faculty-research/faculty-profiles  


overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

college website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/


program office: 2302 Fox Drive, Suite D, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 300-2481


Gies College of Business currently offers an online degree program leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)  The residential MBA and Professional MBA programs are no longer accepting applications. The MBA requires 72 hours of credit. 

The Online MBA (iMBA) features a flexible program format. During each course, virtual study teams are created that are designed to draw upon the diverse academic and professional backgrounds of the class. The iMBA caters to a segment of the population that values mobility, convenience, and believes that online programs better fit their learning styles and life circumstances. 


Graduate Degree Programs in Business Administration

Majors:

Business Administration, MBA (online-iMBA)

Business Administration, MS   

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Corporate Governance & International BusinessFinance, Supply Chain Management

Business Analytics, MS

Management, MS

with optional concentrations: Business Data Analytics, Finance, Corporate Governance & International Business

Technology Management, MS 

with optional concentrations: AccountancyBusiness Data Analytics, Business & Public Policy, Finance, Information Technology & Control, Supply Chain Management

Business Administration, PhD

Minors:

Information Technology & Control

Corporate Governance & International Business

Supply Chain Management

Concentrations:

Business Data Analytics

Corporate Governance & International Business

Information Technology & Control

Supply Chain Management

Certificates:

Digital Marketing, CERT

Entrepreneurship & Strategic Innovation, CERT

Financial Management, CERT

Global Challenges in Business, CERT

Managerial Economics & Business Analysis, CERT

Strategic Leadership Management, CERT

Value Chain Management, CERT

Joint Degree Program:

Accountancy, MS (iMSA) & Business Administration, MBA (iMBA)


Admission

Applicants to the Online MBA (iMBA) program must have completed an undergraduate degree and have a minimum of 3 years full-time, rich work experience. Two letters of recommendation and essays are also required. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) or the IELTS. 


Scholarships/Financial Aid

Scholarships are generally not available for the iMBA.


for the Masters of Business Administration in Business Administration


The goal for the iMBA program at Illinois is to deliver a high-quality program that is accessible to global audiences. A mirror of the EMBA curriculum, the online MBA (iMBA) uses a flexible program format. During each iMBA course, virtual study teams are created that are designed to draw upon the diverse academic and professional backgrounds of the class. The program caters to a segment of the population that values mobility, convenience, and believes that the online programs better fit their learning styles and life circumstances.

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's curriculum overview and the Graduate College Handbook.

Program Requirements

BADM 508Leadership and Teams4
BADM 509Managing Organizations4
BADM 520Marketing Management4
BADM 544Strategic Management4
BADM 567Process Management4
BADM 572Stat for Mgt Decision Making4
ACCY 500Accounting Measurement, Reporting, and Control4
ACCY 503Managerial Accounting4
FIN 511Investments4
FIN 520Financial Management4
ECON 528Microeconomics for Business4
ECON 529Macroeconomics for Business4
Complete one of the following Focus Areas12
Digital Marketing
Marketing in a Digital World
Digital Marketing Analytics
Digital Media & Marketing
Marketing in an Analog World
Specialization Capstone
Global Challenges in Business
Global Business Horizons
Global Impact: Cultural Psychology & Business Ethics
Global Strategy
Specialization Capstone
Entrepreneurship & Strategic Innovation
Strategic Innovation
Fostering Creative Thinking
Entrepreneurship: From Startup to Growth
Specialization Capstone
Data Insights to Business and Operational Excellence
Introduction to Business Analytics with R
Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data
Data Toolkit: Business Data Modeling & Predictive Analytics
Data Analytics Applications in Business
Specialization Capstone
Choose an additional Focus Area from the list above or 12 hours from the following courses:
Marketing in a Digital World
Digital Marketing Analytics
Digital Media & Marketing
Marketing in an Analog World
Global Business Horizons
Global Impact: Cultural Psychology & Business Ethics
Global Strategy
Strategic Innovation
Fostering Creative Thinking
Entrepreneurship: From Startup to Growth
Introduction to Business Analytics with R
Introduction to Business Analytics: Communicating with Data
Data Toolkit: Business Data Modeling & Predictive Analytics
Data Analytics Applications in Business
Project Management
MBA 591Program Capstone0
Total hours72

Other Requirements (may overlap)

Complete any two core or focus area specialization capstones (MBA 590) plus an integrated capstone final project (MBA 591)
The prescribed courses may only be used to satisfy the requirements of one specialization.
Course substitutions may be approved by the Department of Business Administration.
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit: 72
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 72
Minimum GPA: 2.75