iMBA Specialization for CEE Students

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 graduate students in CEE, who can apply for a limited number of available seats in a selected iMBA specialization 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, with at no additional tuition or fee cost.

Upon completion of the specialization, students will earn a certificate and 12 hours of credit that can be applied to an iMBA degree, 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. Courses in this specialization are transcriptable, and the certifiate awarded signifies completion of the specialization but is not shown on the transcript.

Program Details

  • Full-time graduate 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; students are required to purchase course materials
  • Applications due April 30
  • Information session Monday, April 9, 5pm, 2311 Newmark

For more information contact:

Meg C. Griffin
Coordinator of Online and Blended Programs
Phone: (217) 333-3921
mgriffn@illinois.edu

*If there are seats available, students who graduate in December will be considered for the program for the fall semester only. Students will have to complete the specialization at their own expense in the spring semester; see the iMBA website for tuition and fee information.