Discover the MBA that’s as innovative as you are.

At Jefferson Online (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), we don’t believe in the status quo. You need a degree as dynamic as the business world you are ready to lead. That’s why we have developed a flexible, innovative MBA to prepare you for the demands of the modern business world. Our integrated curriculum develops dynamic problem-solvers and entrepreneurial thinkers who are ready for career success, with a focus on real-world skills that you can apply immediately.

Jefferson now has two concentrations for IMBA students to choose from:

Business Analytics Concentration
The Business Analytics concentration helps students gain a competitive edge by training them in the basic proficiencies of big data. Designed to be fully completed within the IMBA degree, this three-course program teaches students how to think analytically to help employers meet strategic goals. It also focuses on practical course topics like data management and analytics modeling.

Strategic Design Thinking Concentration
As one of only a few programs of its kind, the Strategic Design Thinking concentration trains students in a hybrid approach to management that combines business strategy with innovative methods of problem solving. With a three-course requirement, the concentration emphasizes human-centered problem solving, the application of research techniques and the leadership skills necessary to manage within dynamic and complex organizations.

  • Relevant, project-based curriculum
  • Faculty of industry experts with real-world experience
  • Part of the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce
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Degree Details

March 4, 2019

Next Start Date

18 - 24 Months

Program Length

36 Hours


8 Weeks

Course Length

Course Map

Foundations (12 credits)*

  • IMBFX 503 Foundations of Economic Analysis
  • IMBFX 504 Intro to Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • IMBFX 505 Financial Management
  • IMBFX 508 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • IMBFX 510 Operation Management
  • IMBAX 600 Management Concepts
  • IMBAX 601 Marketing Concepts
  • *Qualified students may receive Advanced Standing waivers for these courses based on prior learning, experience and demonstrated skills or competencies

iMBA Core (33 credits)

  • IMBAX 602 Managing Innovative People & Teams
  • IMBAX 604 Business Model Innovation
  • IMBAX 625 Communications, Negotiations and the Creative Economy
  • IMBAX 627 Competitive Technical Intelligence
  • IBMAX 628 Accounting for Management Decisions
  • IMBAX 629 Financial Policy & Planning
  • IMBAX 630 Operations from a Systems Perspective
  • IMBAX 642 Strategic Insight & Implementation
  • IMBAX 700 International Economics & Finance
  • IMBAX 714 New Product Development
  • IMBAX 759 Entrepreneurship

Potential Careers

An MBA is one of the most valuable and versatile degrees you can earn. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for management-level professionals is expected to grow significantly through the year 2024. Roles at this level also command impressive salaries, with the median annual wage at more than $97,000. Graduates of Jefferson Online’s iMBA program are qualified for careers such as:

  • Management consultant
  • CEO or COO
  • Financial analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Strategy operations manager

"I want to take the next step in my career and I want to make sure that I am prepared for anything that might come my way. Getting my MBA [at Jefferson Online] has helped me to learn business perspectives beyond just what I know from my own job, in my own industry."

Blair Jones

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Admissions Requirements

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. An official copy of a transcript is a transcript that is stamped with the school’s seal.
  3. You must have post-undergraduate professional work experience and are required to submit your resume during the online application process. Depending on your undergraduate educational background, additional supporting documents may be required.

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