Each iMSA course has two structural components.
- A foundational component that includes instructional videos, readings and basic quiz questions. You do assigned readings and check your progress by taking quizzes.
- A high-engagement component, for weekly live class sessions and exams. It is an expansion of the depth and the breath of the foundational materials. The live classrooms are interactive, and practice-oriented. You will practice and discuss what you learn. Other high-engagement content will come in the form of additional readings from a textbook, in depth exercises and assignments, and case studies.
An Illinois iMSA four-credit hour, 16-week course is setup as two 8-week, two-credit-hour courses. Completing both portions is necessary to receive full University of Illinois credit.