• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Master of Business Administration (iMBA) offered by Coursera in partnership with the University of Illinois  is heavily interactive, with live global classrooms, team projects, and personal contact with top professors. The 800+ students in our iMBA family represent more than 40 countries and 40 states across the USA.

The iMBA organizes content into self-contained packages we call Specializations, which cover Core courses in leadership, strategy, economics, accounting, and finance. These Specializations will help you hone your foundational executive management abilities. Special tracks are designed to develop your future-forward vision in areas like digital marketing, innovation, and globalization. As you complete a Specialization, you’re ready for immediate impact in that area. Together, the Specializations create a complete MBA, a complete leadership package.

At under $22k, the program is an incredible value and has been called a 'breakthrough' by Poets & Quants, a leading authority on management education.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Emerge with new and improved leadership and business skills

  • Have greater career opportunities in front of you

  • Be more visible in the eyes of recruiters

  • Take advantage of Illinois’ large alumni network


The program is AACSB accredited through the University of Illinois College of Business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Strategic Leadership and Management
  • Managerial Economics and Business Analysis 
  • Value Chain Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Focus 1 and 2 


The iMBA is for anyone who wants to enhance their business acumen and leadership capabilities either to change careers or just get better in their profession and understand the business side of things.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Early Admission Deadline:

    • Round 1: January 19th
    • Round 2: March 1st
    • Round 3: April 12th
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      24-36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Applicants for the degree program must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or US equivalent
  • 3 years professional work experience
  • 3 professional letters of recommendation
  • Submit resume, essay, and online application

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    9000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

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