At a Glance: September 20

Sep 23, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
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Still need to register for second 8-week classes and need help? Join us at Registration Office Hours!  We will hold a session for iMBA on Wednesday, September 22 from 6 - 7 PM CT. Specialists will be available to answer your last minute questions before the deadline of September 22, to ensure access during Soft Launch.
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Faculty Highlights
In Spring 2022, Gies Online will launch the Mergers & Acquisition (M & A) Focus Area Specialization, a three-course series focusing on the theory and practice of mergers and acquisitions. Get to know the three faculty who will lead the Mergers & Acquisition Focus Area Specialization, launching in Spring 2022. these courses as you prepare to plan your spring semester schedule.

Heitor Almeida
, Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Chair in Corporate Finance and Academic Director of iMBA
Professor Almeida began teaching at the University of Illinois in 2007, and works as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. In addition to serving as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Journal of Banking and Finance, Professor Almeida currently holds the position of Managing Editor at the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Find Professor Almeida:

Lead Instructor for Finance of Mergers & Acquisitions, the first course in the Mergers & Acquisitions Specialization, which launches in March 2022.

Rob Metzger
, Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance
Professor Metzger is the Director of the Investment Banking Academy and Is General Partner for Mission OG, in addition to being a Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance. Professor Metzger was honored in Spring 2021 by the Gies Business Alumni Association, where he received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Find Professor Metzger:

Lead Instructor for Application of Investment Banking Concepts, the final course in the M&A Specialization, which will launch August 2022. The first two courses in the M & A specialization must be completed in order to enroll in this course.

Oktay Urcan
Associate Professor of Accountancy and Fred & Virginia Roedgers Faculty Fellow in Accountancy and Academic Director of iMSA 
Professor Urcan holds a PhD in Accountancy from the University of Texas Dallas and started teaching the University of Illinois in 2014. Since then, he has been ranked by his students as an Excellent Teacher for five years. His research interests include archival financial accounting: debt market relevance of accounting information, accounting disclosures, and macro accounting.

Find Professor Urcan:

Lead Instructor for Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions and Other Complex Transactions, which launches in May 2022 and Lead Instructor for ACCY 500: Financial Accounting.

Interested in the Mergers & Acquisition Specialization? Consider registering for ACCY 593: Financial Statement Analysis, which will lay the foundation for the M & A Specialization! Learn more about this course by attending our Informational Night on Monday, September 20 at 7 PM CT. You will have the opportunity to learn from Professor Brian Hamm about topics that will be covered and ask questions that you have about the course.
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Fall Second 8-week Course Registration Deadline
September 22
Registration Office Hours
September 22
Virtual Immersion to Ghana
October 6-19
Fall Second 8-week Courses Launch
October 13
Drop Deadline Fall 2nd 8-week Courses

October 18