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  • Illinois - iMBA
    you want to apply to the iMBA you can try out one of our free MOOCs low cost specializations or take a course for credit Course credits you earn can be applied to the iMBA if you decide to apply later More content iMBA specializations are designed to reflect the way the business world works not necessarily the way academic departments are structured You get all the pieces of knowledge you need to be a standout on the job pulled together in one powerful package We draw from various courses and academic departments within the College of Business from other top ranked schools and colleges at the University of Illinois and from exceptional business executives from companies like Google Learn more More for your money America s great public universities were founded to make it possible for top talent to afford top quality academics regardless of their means That s been part of the University of Illinois mission for almost 150 years and we bring that commitment to the iMBA for an affordable 20 000 START RIGHT NOW The first two courses offered as part of the iMBA are now available Financial Eval Strategy Investments Part of Improving Business finances

    Original URL path: https://onlinemba.illinois.edu/ (2015-10-16)
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  • Illinois - iMBA
    management assessing organizational effectiveness initiating change and hiring and developing people ultimately improving strategic managerial decision making Business Tools for Successful Execution CORE Decision making in an uncertain environment constraints that affect business decisions within the firm and global factors influencing the increasingly global nature of competitive business Improving Business Finances and Operations CORE The fundamental financial accounting and process management tools and techniques you need to analyze evaluate and

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  • Illinois - iMBA
    in these courses as one of the criteria for admission Professional Experience All students are expected to have at least three or more years of rich valuable operational or managerial experience This is an especially critical component of the admissions decision because the knowledge and skills developed from professional experience enhance the academic experience for all students and faculty Test Scores Submitting a GMAT or GRE score is highly recommended to bolster your application but is not required Non native English speakers will be required to submit TOEFL scores International Applicants The iMBA is a completely online MBA degree program No student visas will be sponsored for this program English Proficiency Requirement International applicants must submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score to the Illinois iMBA Some domestic applicants are also required to take the TOEFL or IELTS if they completed their post secondary education in a country where English is not the primary language You are exempt from taking an English proficiency examination if you meet ALL the criteria listed for either situation below You have completed two years of post secondary full time study In a country where English is the primary language At an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction and Within five years of the intended term of enrollment January 2011 or later You have been awarded an advanced degree In a country where English is the primary language At an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction and Within five years of the intended term of enrollment January 2011 or later To see if you may qualify for an exemption check to see if the country where you attended university appears on the exempt countries list which you can find here http www grad illinois edu admissions apply exemptcountries Credential

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  • Illinois - iMBA
    20 2016 Apply for an online iMBA in 4 easy steps 1 Go to the University of Illinois Graduate College Admissions website 2 Create an account if you do not already have one 3 Select Business Administration as the program and Business Administration online iMBA as the degree 4 Complete your application Detailed application instructions and FAQs are provided at the Graduate College website Please Note Illinois CANNOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE PROGRAMS FROM MARYLAND RESIDENTS In an effort to protect students from poor quality online educational programs recent federal legislation gives states the authority to approve online programs offered to their residents even if that program is offered from within another state No distinction is made between for profit institutions who may offer courses of questionable quality and online programs of nationally recognized educational institutions like the University of Illinois Many states have entered into reciprocity agreements whereby a state certifies the quality of programs offered from within its boundaries which is then accepted by other states Maryland does not participate in such agreements so the University of Illinois is not authorized to offer online distance education programs to students who currently list the State of Maryland as their

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  • Illinois - iMBA
    registering directly with the University of Illinois c Pursue individual iMBA courses with academic credit through the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign again by registering directly with the University of Illinois d Earn a verified certificate for iMBA courses through Coursera by registering on the Coursera website e Take the iMBA courses completely free no credential or certificate just for knowledge on the Coursera website 6 The iMBA courses are available at Coursera on demand Are the for credit versions of the same iMBA courses also available on demand No Since the for credit version of the iMBA course involves active faculty involvement and other closely monitored interactions the for credit version of the iMBA courses are available on a fixed schedule 7 Can you point me to the current schedule for iMBA courses being offered for academic credit https business illinois edu online schedule 8 If I want an iMBA course for academic credit where do I start Review the current schedule of iMBA courses see 7 a If your start schedule aligns with the start date of the iMBA for credit course register directly with the University of Illinois https business illinois edu online schedule b If the start date of the iMBA for credit course is months or weeks away and you are ready to start you can go to Coursera first and earn a verified certificate and then enroll with Illinois to complete the for credit portion of the same iMBA course 9 What does taking an iMBA course for academic credit actually mean Taking an iMBA course for academic credit involves two steps Step 1 Complete Basic content for iMBA course on Coursera with a verified certificate Step 2 Complete the enhanced version of the same iMBA course with Illinois The enhanced version includes extra case studies detailed exercises team projects and or exams and direct interactions with faculty moderated discussions personal evaluation and grading from faculty the same rigor that you would encounter from an on campus course at Illinois 10 What is the cost of the iMBA for credit course The cost involves tuition which is a very affordable 250 per credit hour plus a fee from Coursera that covers the cost of ID verification 11 If I earn a verified certificate for an iMBA course on Coursera does that mean I have automatically earned academic credit No In order to earn academic credit for an iMBA course you must also complete the for credit portion of the same iMBA course with enhanced content 12 If I earn a verified certificate for an iMBA course on Coursera can I simply pay the remaining tuition to Illinois and earn credit or get the degree No See 11 13 If I take iMBA courses for free on Coursera and then enroll either in the iMBA degree program or the for credit iMBA course will the coursework I took for free count towards credit No if you took classes for free we have no way

    Original URL path: https://onlinemba.illinois.edu/faq/ (2015-10-16)
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  • Illinois - iMBA
    Offer a Lower Cost M B A Thanks to MOOCs The Chronicle of Higher Education U of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to offer online M B A through Coursera InsideHigherEd You Can Now Take an Entire MBA Course Online for Free Bloomberg Business Illinois College of Business and Coursera launch MBA Mooc FT com UIUC Coursera partner to offer iMBA a 20 000 graduate degree Education Dive Coursera Partners with University of Illinois to Launch iMBA MOOC Report World s First Open Online MBA To Be Launched By Mooc Platform Coursera BusinessBecause MBA Programs Face Fresh Digital Disruption From Mooc Platforms BusinessBecause College of Business launches online based MBA program The Daily Illini Online MBA Program Approved The News Gazette Online MBA degree coming to U of I s College of Business The News Bureau University of Illinois U of I to Offer MBA Program Online For Free NBC Chicago University of Illinois to offer free MBA courses via MOOC Chicago Business Journal MOOCs From Illinois Universities Chicago Inno Why Pay If You Can Get An MBA For Free John A Byrne LinkedIn U of I is letting you take all its MBA courses online for free Crain s Chicago

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  • Illinois - iMBA
    FAQ Apply Contact Us iMBA University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Contact Us Quick Links Admission Requirements Introduce Yourself Learn More Apply FAQs Contact Us Many questions are answered on our FAQ page but please send us an email if you have questions that aren t addressed Email onlineMBA illinois edu Phone 1 217 300 2481 Mail 1206 South Sixth Street 218 Wohlers Hall Champaign IL 61820 iMBA University of

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  • Illinois - iMBA
    institution in a foreign country 4 Is work experience required A minimum of three years of work experience is required 5 What if I don t meet the minimum educational requirements It is possible that some applicants with very strong professional backgrounds may not meet minimum educational GPA criteria We will evaluate such candidates professional experiences on a case by case basis and may determine an adequate substitute for the appropriate academic credentials however work experience will not be accepted as a substitute for an undergraduate degree 6 Are letters of recommendation required Yes each applicant is required to submit three letters of recommendation We strongly recommend that your references come from individuals who know you in a professional setting and can speak to your leadership abilities and to your commitment to succeed in a rigorous program 7 Can course credits be transferred Due to the special design of the iMBA curriculum with courses grouped in a specialization and taught around a specific theme we cannot accept any transfer courses or credits from other institutions towards the iMBA degree 8 Can somebody who is not a US citizen or permanent resident apply Yes international applicants are welcome to apply However the iMBA program will not sponsor your visa for a stay in the USA 9 Can I waive the application fee The application fee is collected by the Graduate College to defray administrative costs of processing the application This fee cannot be waived unless the application meets the following criteria specified in the Fee Waiver section of the application international applications are typically not eligible for fee waivers Please see http www grad illinois edu admission faqs domestic fees for more information 10 Do I need to complete an interview The iMBA committee may choose to interview select candidates over

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