At a Glance: August 9

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. Click here to register now!

All university students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a face covering in university spaces indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who are not vaccinated are required to wear a face covering in university spaces indoors, as well as outdoors when they cannot practice social distancing. All persons, regardless of vaccination status, should remain home if they are ill. No one is required to share or show their vaccination status to anyone. Please be aware that this is a very changeable situation and this policy could change prior to the event. See University of Illinois COVID-19 guidelines.
The Gies Online Honor Code and The Digital Citizenship
Gies College of Business is committed to an engaging, high-quality, online graduate student experience through a digital classroom approach. We are excited to share two sets of student-developed guiding principles that will allow Gies Online to unite as a strong community.

The Gies Online Honor Code provides expectations for all students during their time in the program. The Digital Citizenship statement introduces the 3Rs of Digital Citizenship which serve as guidelines for engaging in our online community. You can read the student-developed Honor Code and Digital Citizenship statement here. These principles will be our guide both in and out of the classroom
Virtual Immersion Capstone - 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.

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.
MOOC Revisions for 2nd 8-week Courses
Because we strive to deliver innovative and exceptional course content, several MOOCs for upcoming courses will have significant changes. It is strongly recommended to not complete the following MOOCs until a new version has been launched:
BADM 567 - MOOCs 1 and 2
MBA 564 Special Topics 1 - MOOC 1
MBA 564 Special Topics 2 - MOOC 1 
MBA 544 - MOOC 1
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.
Update your Grouping Preference Form
At the beginning of each 8-week session, you should update your availability on the Grouping Preference Form located in the Student Portal.  This way you can ensure being grouped with other individuals that have similar availability from around the globe!
First 8-week Courses Begin - iMBA, iMSM, iMSA Non-Accountancy Electives
August 11
Student Portal Scheduled Downtime
August 11 | 6 AM - 10 AM CT | The student portal will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, August 11 between 6 - 10 AM CT. You will not be able to access your degree plan at this time.
Summer Final Grades Available to View on UIUC Self-Service
August 14
iMSA Fall Courses Begin
August 23
Labor Day - US Holiday
September 6 | The University will be closed in observance of Labor Day, a US Federal Holiday.
iConverge 2021
September 16-18
Virtual Immersion to Ghana
October 6-19