Illinois iMBA


Leon Foo

hi guys, 
for iMBA, does it have the "i" in their MBA cert?

hi guys,&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>for iMBA, does it have the "i" in their MBA cert?</div>
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Duncan

Of course not.

Of course not.
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Rhen Ray

Just to clarify Duncan's post from a separate posts regarding this program; GIES has chosen not to participate in any rankings whatsoever at this time. It has nothing to do with how new the program is. Dean Brown believes the "metrics" aren't there to accurately reflect how groundbreaking this program is and has commented on this in several Town Halls and with his interview on the iMBA with the Poets and Quants magazine. 

Just to clarify Duncan's post from a separate posts regarding this program; GIES has chosen not to participate in any rankings whatsoever at this time. It has nothing to do with how new the program is. Dean Brown believes the "metrics" aren't there to accurately reflect how groundbreaking this program is and has commented on this in several Town Halls and with his interview on the iMBA with the Poets and Quants magazine.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Thanks for clarifying. 

Thanks for clarifying.&nbsp;
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Leon Foo

Just to clarify Duncan's post from a separate posts regarding this program; GIES has chosen not to participate in any rankings whatsoever at this time. It has nothing to do with how new the program is. Dean Brown believes the "metrics" aren't there to accurately reflect how groundbreaking this program is and has commented on this in several Town Halls and with his interview on the iMBA with the Poets and Quants magazine. 

hi Rhen, from a current student perspective. what are the things you dislike about this course? 
also, do you mind to share what led you to chose GIES over other online MBAs? 

[quote]Just to clarify Duncan's post from a separate posts regarding this program; GIES has chosen not to participate in any rankings whatsoever at this time. It has nothing to do with how new the program is. Dean Brown believes the "metrics" aren't there to accurately reflect how groundbreaking this program is and has commented on this in several Town Halls and with his interview on the iMBA with the Poets and Quants magazine.&nbsp; [/quote]<div><br></div><div>hi Rhen, from a current student perspective. what are the things you dislike about this course?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>also, do you mind to share what led you to chose GIES over other online MBAs?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

Gies is a name, not an acronym.

Gies is a name, not an acronym.
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Leon Foo

Gies is a name, not an acronym.

yea, thats right. apologies for the confusion, but did it come across as Gies was something else? 
what i meant to to ask @Rhen, why he chose Gies over other B-schools for his online MBA.

[quote]Gies is a name, not an acronym. [/quote]<div><br></div><div>yea, thats right.&nbsp;</div><div>apologies for the confusion, but did it come across as Gies was something else?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>what i meant to to ask @Rhen, why he chose Gies over other B-schools for his online MBA.</div>
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Duncan

Capital letters are for acronyms, like LBS and INSEAD

Capital letters are for acronyms, like LBS and INSEAD
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Martin74

Hi
Just to say that Gies does now have a fundamentals primer and statistics primer for new students 
Martin


I wouldn't say that the students are not up to scratch. Most have at least 10 years of work experience in highly desirable positions (e.g. SVP of a Hollywood studio). However, unlike other programs for instance, students do not need to complete a pre-MBA primer or anything like that. Thus, for those that have not dealt with stats since high school, there is a lot of valuable class time that must go into teaching the basics again. I am in Business Stats right now and it is sometimes painful in having to listen to students ask questions about the most basic things time after time during live lectures.  
With that said, they have a lot of extracurricular initiatives that are not found in other online MBA programs at this price point.  However, I do hope that they don't go "too big". It used to be a ~20% acceptance rate, now its more than double. The program is now profitable at a scale of 3000 students.  

<div>Hi</div><div><br></div><div>Just to say that Gies does now have a fundamentals primer and statistics primer for new students&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Martin</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>[quote]I wouldn't say that the students are not up to scratch. Most have at least 10 years of work experience in highly desirable positions (e.g. SVP of a Hollywood studio). However, unlike other programs for instance, students do not need to complete a pre-MBA primer or anything like that. Thus, for those that have not dealt with stats since high school, there is a lot of valuable class time that must go into teaching the basics again. I am in Business Stats right now and it is sometimes painful in having to listen to students ask questions about the most basic things time after time during live lectures.&nbsp;&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>With that said, they have a lot of extracurricular initiatives that are not found in other online MBA programs at this price point.&nbsp; However, I do hope that they don't go "too big". It used to be a ~20% acceptance rate, now its more than double. The program is now profitable at a scale of 3000 students.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br></div> [/quote]
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Rhen Ray

Per Dean Brown, Gies iMBA will not participate in global rankings but will publish their own data/statistics: 
https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/06/30/gies-offers-alternative-to-online-mba-rankings

Per Dean Brown, Gies iMBA will not participate in global rankings but will publish their own data/statistics:&nbsp;<br><a href="https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/06/30/gies-offers-alternative-to-online-mba-rankings">https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/06/30/gies-offers-alternative-to-online-mba-rankings</a><br>
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Ghentuni

Per Dean Brown, Gies iMBA will not participate in global rankings but will publish their own data/statistics: 
https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/06/30/gies-offers-alternative-to-online-mba-rankings


I do hope that they keep the imsm selective. Their online MBA used to have an acceptance rate of about 30 percent or so if I'm not mistaken and now it's about 50 percent. 

[Edited by Ghentuni on Jul 01, 2020]

[quote]Per Dean Brown, Gies iMBA will not participate in global rankings but will publish their own data/statistics:&nbsp;<br><a href="https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/06/30/gies-offers-alternative-to-online-mba-rankings">https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/news/2020/06/30/gies-offers-alternative-to-online-mba-rankings</a><br> [/quote]<br><br>I do hope that they keep the imsm selective. Their online MBA used to have an acceptance rate of about 30 percent or so if I'm not mistaken and now it's about 50 percent.&nbsp;
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I do hope that they keep the imsm selective. Their online MBA used to have an acceptance rate of about 30 percent or so if I'm not mistaken and now it's about 50 percent. 


50 percent is impressive for an online program.  Compare that with the acceptance rate at the part-time MBA programs at Michigan Ross (73.8%) and NYU Stern (68.1%).  
https://poetsandquants.com/2019/09/04/mba-admissions-how-stats-differ-between-full-time-executive-part-time-and-online-programs/2/

[quote]<br>I do hope that they keep the imsm selective. Their online MBA used to have an acceptance rate of about 30 percent or so if I'm not mistaken and now it's about 50 percent.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>50 percent is impressive for an online program.&nbsp; Compare that with the acceptance rate at the part-time MBA programs at Michigan Ross (73.8%) and NYU Stern (68.1%).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><a href="https://poetsandquants.com/2019/09/04/mba-admissions-how-stats-differ-between-full-time-executive-part-time-and-online-programs/2/">https://poetsandquants.com/2019/09/04/mba-admissions-how-stats-differ-between-full-time-executive-part-time-and-online-programs/2/</a><br><br>
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JRScarlet

I was also looking at the iMBA, it certainly gets a lot of attention, but I was turned off a bit by the lack of depth in their innovation offerings. I actually completed the innovation specialization on Coursera and was rather underwhelmed.

I'm not sure if that's the same for the other specializations, or if there is more / deeper curriculum on offer in the later parts of the program, though. 

I was also looking at the iMBA, it certainly gets a lot of attention, but I was turned off a bit by the lack of depth in their innovation offerings. I actually completed the innovation specialization on Coursera and was rather underwhelmed.<br><br>I'm not sure if that's the same for the other specializations, or if there is more / deeper curriculum on offer in the later parts of the program, though.&nbsp;
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Larry

There should be deeper curriculum offered in the core MBA courses, which are from what I hear rather different from the offerings on Coursera. 

There should be deeper curriculum offered in the core MBA courses, which are from what I hear rather different from the offerings on Coursera.&nbsp;
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