Univ of Illinois Urbana Gies iMBA vs Univ of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Online MBA


ipatt11

Hi,

I applied for 2 online MBA degrees in Illinois and got admission offer as well:-
- Univ of Illinois Urbana (Gies) iMBA (22000$)
- Univ of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Online MBA (36000$)

Now I did some research and found that in the past Gies has a better reputation as graduate College however they have completely moved to iMBA this Year (closing all in person MBA programs for now). The iMBA also constitute about 3000-4000 in one batch from all over world and is "24-36 months" Program.

On the Other Hand UIC still has In-Person MBA programs and offers online Programs as well. The Online MBA program is pretty new but they mentioned it is the same as their Part Time/Weekend Program. They also offer transfer to In-Person MBA program (in case you are local and want to move from Online to In-Person). I am not sure about the average class strength as this is new Program. This is a "14 Months" Program.

Now even though I have gathered these information I am still highly skeptical as to which one to chose. I am currently local in Illinois but totally thinking from Online Degree perspective given my workload... Can you Experts please suggest which has a better reputation and which one would be good - Gies iMBA vs UIC Online MBA.

Thanks,
Ipatt

Hi,

I applied for 2 online MBA degrees in Illinois and got admission offer as well:-
- Univ of Illinois Urbana (Gies) iMBA (22000$)
- Univ of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Online MBA (36000$)

Now I did some research and found that in the past Gies has a better reputation as graduate College however they have completely moved to iMBA this Year (closing all in person MBA programs for now). The iMBA also constitute about 3000-4000 in one batch from all over world and is "24-36 months" Program.

On the Other Hand UIC still has In-Person MBA programs and offers online Programs as well. The Online MBA program is pretty new but they mentioned it is the same as their Part Time/Weekend Program. They also offer transfer to In-Person MBA program (in case you are local and want to move from Online to In-Person). I am not sure about the average class strength as this is new Program. This is a "14 Months" Program.

Now even though I have gathered these information I am still highly skeptical as to which one to chose. I am currently local in Illinois but totally thinking from Online Degree perspective given my workload... Can you Experts please suggest which has a better reputation and which one would be good - Gies iMBA vs UIC Online MBA.

Thanks,
Ipatt
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Duncan

UIUC has a much better reputation and it has a better design for this online MBA, as well as much better resources. I'm not sure what significance the coverall cohort size has, as interactive lectures and work teams will be similarly sized. 

UIUC has a much better reputation and it has a better design for this online MBA, as well as much better resources. I'm not sure what significance the coverall cohort size has, as interactive lectures and work teams will be similarly sized. 
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