At a Glance: March 7, 2022

Mar 10, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Second 8-week Courses Soft Launch Wednesday
As you finish your last assignments for class, remember to update your grouping preference form for the next 8-week session. Courses will soft launch on Wednesday, March 9 in both Canvas and Coursera platforms for courses that begin on March 16, to those students who registered by the deadline.
iMBA and iMSM Schedule Updates
If you are intending to graduate Fall 2022 or earlier and have not yet completed BADM 567: Process Management, please register for this course today! BADM 567 begins March 16. BADM 567 will not be offered again until January 2023. If you were planning to take in the second 8-weeks of Fall 2022, you will need to take the course either this Spring 2022 (March 16) or in Spring 2023 when it is offered next. To get support on how this affects your degree plan and intended graduation date, schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with a Student and Academic Support Specialist.
Blockchain Speaker Series
If you missed the February 23 webinar featuring Robert Brunner, Chief Disruption Officer at Gies College of Business, and Jay Schulman, National Leader for Blockchain and Digital Assets at RSM, on "Blockchain and Its Application in Business," you can watch a recording

March 9, 6–7 pm

The series continues March 9 with, "Blockchain and Accounting: Big Deal or Big Dud." Blockchain enables data sharing in a transparent yet secure way and quickly becomes a valuable tool for cutting costs and streamlining processes. But how does blockchain work, and what impact will it have on the work of auditors and accountants? Join Gies faculty members Robert Brunner and Josh Herbold to discuss what blockchain means for business and career opportunities in accounting, finance, and information technology. Register for this event here.
Business Research Lab's Annual Report
Gies Business Research Lab provides researchers access to participant pools, lab space, and study support. In 2021, the Lab assisted more than 50 college researchers by running 94 studies and filling 20,000 participant time slots. Learn more about the availability of funding and support opportunities for researchers and other highlights in the 2021 Annual Report.
iDegrees Case Competitions
The use of case competitions as enriching experiential learning activities is a long-held and highly regarded tradition in professional master’s degree business programs. They provide students an opportunity to explore business problems in new and challenging ways and are designed to help further advance their professional skills. Gies Online supports students who wish to participate in case competitions! See attached PDF for more information.
Removing Invisible Barriers in Mental Health Through Ethical Entrepreneurship Recording
If you missed the conversation with Kevin Dedner, CEO and founder of Hurdle, on "Removing Invisible Barriers in Mental Health Through Ethical Entrepreneurship" – or if you would like to review it – you can watch a recording of the conversation. This Black History Month event was presented through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Gies Business.
Gies Named Undergraduate Business School to Watch
Poets&Quants has named Gies College of Business one of 10 Undergraduate Business Schools to Watch in 2022. As you might remember, Gies was also recently chosen as one of 10 MBA Business Schools to Watch. We were one of only three schools to earn placement on both lists, joining Emory (Goizueta) and Georgetown (McDonough).
Ivy Exec Webinar: The Taxation of Cryptocurrencies and NFT's
with iMSA Faculty Matthew Hutchens
March 23, 2022 | 11:00am CT
Cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are today’s hottest digital assets. And they are increasingly the target of IRS scrutiny. This webinar will discuss what cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens are and the tax implications of investing in the digital landscape. Issues we will explore include:

  •  How the IRS views these assets
  • Taxation on the purchase and sale of NFTs and crypto
  • The tax treatment of mining, hard forks, and airdrops
  • Creation of NFTs and impact of tax laws on those who develop digital content
  • Cryptocurrency and foreign asset reporting
Register Here!
Second 8-week Courses Soft Launch - iMBA, iMSM, iMSA non-ACCY electives
March 9
iMSA Second 8-week Courses Begin
March 14
Second 8-week Courses Begin - iMBA, iMSM, iMSA non-ACCY electives
March 16
Drop Deadline Second 8-week Courses - iMBA, iMSM, iMSA non-ACCY electives
March 21
Gies MBA Connect
March 29 | 6 - 8 PM CT
May 2022 Convocation Ceremony
May 15 | 1:30 PM CT | State Farm Center