iMSM Degree Requirements

Preparation is key to your success in this program. Your iMSM degree is designed to be completed in 1 to 2 years. In that time, you will complete 36 credit hours over 9 to 10 courses. For successful completion of this program, all iMSM students are required to:

  • Complete 36 Credit Hours
    Comprised of 24 credit hours of general management courses and 12 credit hours of electives
  • Complete Degree within 2 Years
    The clock starts with your first degree admission term. Our program is designed to take 1 to 2 years to complete.
  • Earn a Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    This is the minimum GPA required to maintain good academic standing in each term and to graduate.

Core and Specializations

As mentioned above, we break our courses down into general management courses and electives. Below, you can find a list of courses in each area. Please visit the Planning & Advising section to learn more about degree planning and when our courses are offered.

Required Core Courses

  • ACCY 503: Managerial Accounting
  • BADM 508: Leadership and Teams
  • BADM 544: Strategic Management
  • BADM 567: Process Management
  • BADM 520: Marketing Management
  • FIN 500: Introduction to Finance

Specializations

Option 1: Business Value and Project Management:

  • ACCY 500:  Accounting Measurement, Reporting, and Control (Financial Accounting)
  • BADM 509:  Managing Organizations
  • BADM 589:  Project Management

Option 2: Global Business Challenges:

  • MBA 546:  Global Business Horizons
  • MBA 547:  Global Impact: Cultural Psychology & Business Ethics
  • MBA 548:  Global Strategy

Option 3: Business Data Management and Communication:

  • ACCY 500: Financial Accounting
  • MBA 562:  Introduction to Data: Communicating with Data*
  • MBA 561:  Introduction to Data: Data & the Firm*
  • MBA 565: Infonomics

*Denotes a 2 credit hour course

Degree Planning

Your degree plan is an important step that will give you a road map toward graduation. Our dedicated Student & Academic Success Specialists will work with you throughout your iMSM journey to help you plan a degree path that will meet your professional and personal needs. For this reason, it is always a good idea to submit your degree plan to a specialist for review.

Spring 2021 “How to Create Your Degree Plan” Live Sessions

Our team of specialists are excited to offer the January 2021 cohort of iMSM students the opportunity to attend one of our live sessions to learn how to access, use, and apply the degree planning tool. The live sessions will provide resources, course recommendations, and a step-by-step tutorial on how to navigate the degree planning tool to help you build a degree plan that works for you.

Register for the degree planning live session below.

iMSM January 2021 Cohort Live Session Registration

March 2021 iMSM student? We will be holding more live sessions for your cohort the week of April 5th and April 12th. Dates and Registration will be forthcoming.

Not able to attend a live session? No worries! You can still use our helpful resources below, and if you have questions please email i-support@illinois.edu.

iMSM Degree Planning Resources

Fall Admit Sample Plans and Spring Admit Sample Plans
These documents cover options for a 1-, 2-year plan.

Annual iMSM Course Offerings
For your convenience, we provide you with an Annual View of iMSM Course Offerings to give you a good idea of when our courses are offered throughout the year.

iMSM Degree Planner
Download this excel sheet to help plan your course schedule.