University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Gies iMBA vs Boston University - Questrom online MBA


Hi,

Just got accepted at Gies iMBA. Have also applied to BU's online MBA via edx. Awaiting decision for BU. Which one is better?

Have around 12+ of software development experience and doing MBA to grow further in career. Not looking to move out of IT industry but to get into IT management roles.

[Edited by mbaresearch on Mar 04, 2020]

Hi,

Just got accepted at Gies iMBA. Have also applied to BU's online MBA via edx. Awaiting decision for BU. Which one is better?

Have around 12+ of software development experience and doing MBA to grow further in career. Not looking to move out of IT industry but to get into IT management roles.
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George Pat...

In my personal opinion the BU's focus on soft(er) skills will help you more for IT management roles. In IT management it is more likely you will need the curriculum of BU like "risk management", "innovative mindset" etc. Check out the modules for yourself and see.

They are both very good and respected programs though, and I am only talking about the academic aspect of the programs.

In my personal opinion the BU's focus on soft(er) skills will help you more for IT management roles. In IT management it is more likely you will need the curriculum of BU like "risk management", "innovative mindset" etc. Check out the modules for yourself and see.

They are both very good and respected programs though, and I am only talking about the academic aspect of the programs.
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Thank you George.

Thank you George.
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studymba

HI,
I am in the same dilemma. GIES or UMAss.....I am based out of CT.... am into IT and digital marketing domain (technical). Wish to study MBA to boost career growth. Any pointers would be helpful.. also is GIES ranked higher than UMASS??

[Edited by studymba on Apr 05, 2020]

HI,
I am in the same dilemma. GIES or UMAss.....I am based out of CT.... am into IT and digital marketing domain (technical). Wish to study MBA to boost career growth. Any pointers would be helpful.. also is GIES ranked higher than UMASS??
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mba hipste...

The UMass Amherst program is highly regarded and well ranked in the FT. Salary stats look decent.

I would look closely at each program's curriculum and see which would suit you better. I don't think either would give you an 'edge' in digital marketing, but at least you could have a sense of which curriculum would have more relevant courses for you.

The UMass Amherst program is highly regarded and well ranked in the FT. Salary stats look decent.

I would look closely at each program's curriculum and see which would suit you better. I don't think either would give you an 'edge' in digital marketing, but at least you could have a sense of which curriculum would have more relevant courses for you.
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Hi,

Just got accepted at Gies iMBA. Have also applied to BU's online MBA via edx. Awaiting decision for BU. Which one is better?

Have around 12+ of software development experience and doing MBA to grow further in career. Not looking to move out of IT industry but to get into IT management roles.


Could you please tell How flexible is this program, as in does it have to be completed within 2 yrs of full-time studies or it can be completed within 3 or 4 yrs depending on personal time.
What does i in iMBA ? Will the awarded degree state iMBA or simple MBA?

Can you give some ideas?

[Edited by svashisht19 on Apr 11, 2020]

[quote]Hi,

Just got accepted at Gies iMBA. Have also applied to BU's online MBA via edx. Awaiting decision for BU. Which one is better?

Have around 12+ of software development experience and doing MBA to grow further in career. Not looking to move out of IT industry but to get into IT management roles.[/quote]

Could you please tell How flexible is this program, as in does it have to be completed within 2 yrs of full-time studies or it can be completed within 3 or 4 yrs depending on personal time.
What does i in iMBA ? Will the awarded degree state iMBA or simple MBA?

Can you give some ideas?
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