MBA vs. MSM: Which degree is right for you?

That’s exactly why an online program appealed to Omeed Kasim Adham Sindy, a Chicago-based system administrator at the American Medical Association who is earning his iMSM degree at Gies. “I am the main source of income for my family,” he said. “So I had to find a solution to continue working full time. I also didn’t want too much time to pass between my undergraduate degree and my graduate degree.”

Those who have just completed their undergraduate studies and who have no work experience often prefer to continue learning on a campus.

Who should explore a full-time on-campus MSM degree?

An on-campus MSM degree is designed to give those with little or no work experience the business skills to make them more marketable in their chosen profession. About half of Gies’ full-time MSM students earned their undergraduate degree at another college at the University of Illinois.

A full-time in-person MSM at Gies College of Business takes nine months and costs around $40,000.

How to compare programs online?

The Most Innovative Online MBA and MSM Programs go far beyond PowerPoint presentations and on-demand conferences. They offer weekly live class sessions, interactive learning, a global network of classmates, and lots of hands-on projects. Professors have virtual office hours and teaching assistants provide additional support.

Look for programs with a good balance between national and international learners which will provide you with unlimited networking opportunities and real-time insights from the front lines of businesses around the world.

To personalize your experience, Gies iMBA offers specialized courses including global challenges in business, entrepreneurship and strategic innovation, digital marketing, business analytics, and mergers and acquisitions. Students must choose two areas of specialization and a Capstone project, which is designed to challenge you to think critically and apply what you have learned through the program.

An MSM degree, sometimes referred to as a Master of Management or MiM, is a relatively new degree in the United States with strong roots in Europe. It is one of the fastest growing Master of Commerce programs in the United States.. iMSM courses are designed for practical application – now and in the future. Optional specializations include Business Value and Project Management, Global Business Challenges, and Business Data Management and Reporting.

For those wishing to delve deeper into specific business areas, learners will now be able to stack the Gies MSM into the iMBA, applying credits earned for the full MBA and eliminating the need to repeat courses or pay tuition fees. unnecessary. Learn more about stackability.

What are the iMBA and iMSM admission requirements?

Learn more about iMBA and iMSM admissions metrics and requirements. Both have spring and fall application deadlines for January, March, August, and October start dates. Applications from on-campus MSM are reviewed on a rolling basis with a new cohort beginning each fall.

To learn more, visit Gies’ Master in Business Programs.

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