At a Glance: November 1

Nov 2, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
How Many Courses are You Taking this Spring?
It is time to make a plan for spring registration. Time tickets are available to view on Self-Service, so take time now to connect with our Student and Academic Success Specialists before your registration time opens! There are several ways to connect:
  • iMBA and iMSM 1:1 Express Advising: Meet with a specialist one-on-one for no more than 15 minutes to answer those quick, on the spot questions! Offered each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM CT.
  • iMSA Office Hours: Join our iMSA Specialists every Tuesday from 1 - 2 PM CT to ask questions in a group setting.
  • Schedule a 1:1 Appointment: Using this method, you can schedule a time to meet with a Specialist for 25 minutes one-on-one. This is a great opportunity to talk about creating or updating your degree plan.
  • Email usHave questions and not sure who to ask? Email us at and our team will get back to you within 24 hours!
AICPA Webinar: CPA Evolution - What Aspiring CPAs Need to Know
Tuesday, November 9 from 1 - 2 PM ET
It’s never been a more exciting time to pursue the CPA license. The role of today’s CPA has evolved, and newly licensed CPAs are taking on new responsibilities that were traditionally assigned to more experienced staff. Becoming a CPA means you’ll need deeper skill sets, more competencies and a greater knowledge of emerging technologies. That’s why the CPA licensure model is changing. A restructured version of the CPA Exam, aligned with the CPA Evolution initiative, will launch in 2024. This exclusive AICPA Student Member webcast is meant for anyone who plans to test during that time, even if you start the Exam process before the updated Exam launches.

Mark your calendars for two great student webinars hosted by the AICPA. These webinars are an exclusive benefit of the AICPA Student Affiliate Membership. Don't have an AICPA Student Affiliate Membership yet? Sign up today - it's free!
FIN 571: Money and Banking to Replace ECON 529
Beginning January 2022, FIN 571: Money and Banking will replace ECON 529: Macroeconomics. iMBA and iMSA students that have already completed ECON 529 do not need to complete FIN 571.

FIN 571: Money and Banking, taught by Rustom Irani, Associate Professor of Finance, and Ralf Meisenzahl, Adjunt Professor of Finance and Senior Economist and Research Advisor at Federal Reserve Bank, will provide you with a framework that can be used to understand connections between money, banking, and financial markets.

This course will be offered on the same cadence as ECON 529, in Spring 1 (January) and Summer (May). If you have already completed the MOOCs associated with ECON 529 but have not completed the high engagement section, you will need to complete the MOOCs associated with FIN 571: Money and Banking to earn the certificate and MOOC credit for FIN 571.
Gies Partners with Google to Prepare Adult Learners for Career Success
Gies College of Business has launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with Google for a dual certificate for adult learners! This is the latest example of how we're thinking outside the traditional boundaries of higher education so that we can deliver a life-changing education to all who desire it and are committed to pursuing it. It's also why one of the world's largest and most successful companies sees the value in partnering with Gies Business!
Spring 2022 Priority Registration Begins
November 1
Meet-Up in Atlanta
November 2
iMSA Coffee Chats
November 3
Spring Registration for Non-Degree, PAT, and Newly Admitted Students Begins
November 18
University Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25 - 26 
University Closed for Winter Break
December 24 - January 3
iMBA & iMSM Spring 1st 8-week Soft Launch
January 5
iMSA Spring 1st 8-week Soft Launch
January 11
Winter Takeover - Illini vs Michigan
January 14