Master of Business Administration

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The Master of Business Administration (iMBA) offered by Coursera in partnership with the University of Illinois features live global classrooms via web conferencing, team projects, and personal interaction with professors during virtual office hours.

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Students in the Master of Business Administration (iMBA) offered by Coursera in partnership with the University of Illinois 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 helps prepare students for an even more successful career. Below are a few highlights that help capture how the iMBA program can improve and expand your career.

A Massive Global Network

Graduates of the iMBA become one of over 425k global alumni in the Illinois network. The iMBA program itself has students from over 90 countries and 46 U.S. states. You will connect with these students in the high-engagement portion of the iMBA program.

A Degree the Job Market Values

One of the most important things an MBA candidate should consider while evaluating an MBA program is how the job market perceives their university and business school. Below are a few rankings that show the job market's reception to Illinois graduates:

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Managerial Economics and Business Analysis
  • Value Chain Management
  • Financial Management 
  • Global Challenges in Business
  • Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship
Details on Coursera Plus:
  • Learn Anything: Explore any interest or trending topic, take prerequisites, and advance your skills
  • Save money: Spend less money on your learning if you plan to take multiple courses this year
  • Flexible Learning: Learn at your own pace, move between multiple courses, or switch to a different course
  • Unlimited Certificates: Earn a certificate for every learning program that you complete at no additional cost

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or US equivalent: You must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution in a foreign country.
  • You must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • 3 years professional work experience: All students are expected to have at least three or more years of rich, valuable operational or managerial experience.
  • 3 professional letters of recommendation: Each applicant is required to submit three letters of recommendation. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21384 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21384 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Master of Business Administration