At a Glance: August 2

Sep 3, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
Join Us for iConverge 2021: Leading with Intention 
iConverge 2021 is coming! We can't wait to have you join us for this exciting event. We are making some exciting plans to ensure you have a great experience visiting your university. You can see a preliminary iConverge agenda

Please note there is a $100 registration fee. iConverge is open to only students and alumni. Guests will not be able to participate in the sessions or social events due to capacity. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, August 10. 
Register for iConverge now!
Announcing Virtual Global Immersion CAPSTONE – October 6-19, 2021 Ghana
Please travel with us virtually to Ghana for a 2-week capstone course starting October 6, 2021. Ghanaian students will join you in this virtual course which combines interactive cultural activities, lectures/discussions with Gies and Ashesi University professors, and a team case competition where you will work together to solve a real business problem facing a Ghana company.

How can I register?
To secure your spot, please submit a $100 non-refundable deposit by completing this form by Monday, August 16. You will be notified of your acceptance by Sunday, August 22. If demand exceeds capacity, we will give priority based on seniority (credits earned) in the program. If you are not selected, your deposit will be refunded. The total fee to participate is $500. Your $100 deposit will be applied to this total.
Transition to Canvas Learning Management System
The University of Illinois has adopted Canvas to replace Compass 2g. You may have already taken a course on Canvas this summer as our team began to test this new learner system. The majority of iMSA courses will take place on Canvas beginning in August, while iMSM and iMBA courses will transition in October.

The following courses will take place on Canvas for Fall 1 (August): 
ACCY 501: Accounting Analysis I A  ACCY 502: Accounting Analysis II A
ACCY 504: Auditing A ACCY 505: Federal Taxation A
ACCY 569: Data Driven Decisions
If you are enrolled in a course beginning in August not listed here, that course will run on Compass 2g. All courses will continue to have a required Coursera component. 
Update your Grouping Preference Form!
Don't forget to update your Grouping Preference form before each 8-week term to ensure group members who can meet when you can!  To update, just log into the Student Portal and click "Grouping Preference" on the right-hand side.  
MOOC Revisions Update
Because we strive to deliver innovative and exceptional course content, several MOOCs will have significant changes for the upcoming fall semester. It is strongly recommended to not complete the following MOOCs until a new version has been launched:
BADM 520 - MOOCs 1 and 2  MBA 564 Special Topics 1 - MOOC 1
BADM 567 - MOOCs 1 and 2 MBA 564 Special Topics 2 - MOOC 1
MBA 544 - MOOC 1
The MOOCs for MBA 543: Digital Media and Marketing are now live!
Access MOOC 1 and the recently revised MOOC 2 for MBA 543. 

The MOOCs for MBA 553: Entrepreneurship: From Startup to Growth are now live! 
Access MOOC 1 and MOOC 2 for MBA 553.

If you have previously completed old versions of these MOOCs and have received the certificate, it will still be recognized. However, you should plan to watch any new video content in order to be successful in your accompanying high-engagement courses. 
Opportunity to Work as Action Learning Senior Managers for Fall 2021
Gies is looking for qualified iMBA and iMSM students to work as action learning Senior Managers for the Fall 2021 semester. This Fall, 500 undergraduate and residential graduate Gies students will work on 100 client-based projects in one of our various action learning courses. In the course, students work on teams and conduct a 16-week project for a real client organization.

In addition to the faculty role, a critical key to student success is our action learning Senior Manager role. Senior Managers oversee 3-4 teams each, mentor team leaders and provide guidance to teams on their client projects. As needed, Senior Managers may also sit in on their teams’ client calls and team meetings. The Senior Manager evaluates the students’ project work and provides input to the faculty for grades.

We expect the time commitment to be 8-10 hours per week and up to 15 hours per week during busy periods. The job begins around August 23rd and ends mid December. Pay is $15/hour. This is a fantastic leadership development experience, as well as a chance to gain exposure to new companies and industries.

Deadline to apply: August 6th
Application form:
Questions:Contact Andrew Allen
Soft Launch for iMBA and iMSM Classes
August 4
iMSA Coffee Chat
August 4 at 6:00 PM CT
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to connect with other iMSA students and with the Academic Director, Oktay Urcan. Ask Oktay questions about the field of Accountancy, or just come for a great chat! No prior registration is necessary. Join here. 
First 8-week Courses Begin - iMBA, iMSM, iMSA Non-Accountancy Electives
August 11
Summer Final Grades Available to View on UIUC Self-Service
August 14
iConverge 2021
September 16-18
Virtual Immersion to Ghana
October 6-19