The College of Engineering is collaborating with the Gies College of Business to provide engineering students access to the iMBA program, the Illinois MBA program offered entirely online. This program will begin with MS students in CEE, who can apply for a limited number of available seats in the iMBA Certificate program for CEE students for the 2018-19 academic year. Accepted students will be eligible to complete one of the core specializations in the iMBA program, Value Chain Management.
Upon completion of the specialization, students will earn a certificate and 12 hours of credit that can be transferred to the iMBA degree program, which students can apply for and continue after their MS degree in CEE.
The Value Chain Management specialization focuses on managerial accounting, process management, and marketing. Selected students should expect to spend about 10-15 hours per week on three 8-week classes, two in the fall semester and one in the spring semester, and the specialization also includes completion of a two-week capstone project in the spring semester. Courses are offered online, and students view course content via the Coursera platform and participate in live sessions with business school faculty.
Program DetailsFull-time MS students in CEE for the 2018-19 academic year are eligible (30 seats are available) Specialization can be completed with no additional tuition or fees, although students will have to purchase course packets Applications due April 30 Information session Monday, April 9, 5pm, 2311 Newmark
Note that this program is limited to students who will be full-time students for the fall and spring semesters. For students graduating, the iMBA program is still a great opportunity, and you can begin with any of the core specializations once your CEE degree is completed. If you would like to learn more about the program, please feel free to contact me.