March 21, 2022: At a Glance

Mar 22, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Drop Deadlines
For courses that began March 16, the last day to drop a course and get a 100% refund is today, March 21 by 11:59 pm CT.  For iMSA 8-week courses that started on March 14, you have until March 25 to drop with a full refund. Please check our Refund Guide located on our Dropping Courses and Refunds website for more information.
Build Your Summer and Fall Schedule 
Gies Online offers a variety of your electives to fit your schedule in both the summer and fall term. 

ACCY 531: Financial Statement Analysis for MBAs
Taught by Professor Brian Hamm, ACCY 531 will expose you to the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze, interpret, and use financial information to make informed decisions. Throughout the course, you will use a variety of tools to break apart financial reports into meaningful units for analysis, to forecast financial statements, and to value a business entity. ACCY 500 must be completed before the start of this course. Professor Hamm shares more about ACCY 531 in the course introduction video.
Open to iMBA students only; Previously ACCY 593; Offered October 2022

ACCY 532: Accounting for Mergers & Acquisitions and Other Complex Transactions
A new course as part of the Mergers & Acquisitions specialization taught by Professor Oktay Urcan, this course focuses on the financial accounting behind the deal structures and transactions that shape complex organizations. Throughout the course, you will examine the accounting, economic, and regulatory aspects of a variety of different transaction types, including but not limited to M&A transactions. It is strongly recommended to complete FIN 584 and ACCY 500 or ACCY 501 before beginning this course; students are required to understand core accounting principles and have a basic knowledge of concepts in finance.
Open to iMSA and iMBA students; Offered May 2022
Credit is not awarded for ACCY 532 and ACCY 506 or ACCY 410

MBA 565: Infonomics
This course, taught by Doug Laney, provides a non-technical perspective on and methods for monetizing, managing, and measuring information as if it were any other kind of corporate asset. Explore information's unique economic characteristics and legal status, the importance of alternative data courses, and concerns surrounding information ownership, sovereignty, privacy, and ethics. Hear  from Professor Laney and register for this course, which begins May 18.
Open to iMSA, iMSM, and iMBA students
Online Programs Meet-Up in Boston
Thursday, March 31 from 5 - 7 pm
Join Dean Jeff Brown and Rebecca Pagels, Associate Dean of Advancement, for an evening of connecting and networking in Boston on Thursday, March 31 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Capiz Lounge.  
Please RVSP by Tuesday, March 29 if you be joining us.
Spring Employer Showcase
Are you looking for a new opportunity to apply the skills you have gained from your degree? Gies Online will be showcasing two employers this spring so you can learn more about the opportunities available - PwC and Grainger!

*Open roles require U.S. work authorization

Connect with Grainger on Monday, April 4 – 6 PM CT
Are you interested in a career in Data Science, Accounting, Finance, or Supply Chain? Join the Grainger team to learn about this Fortune 300 company, hear about the experience of working from Grainger from current employees, including a current iDegrees student, and learn what the hiring process is like when applying to positions all the way up to leadership roles.  If you have been interested in exploring a career at this Fortune 300 company, you won’t want to miss this event! Register by Sunday, April 3.

Meet the team at PwC on Tuesday, April 5 – 11:30 AM CT
Join PwC’s Experienced Recruiting Team to learn about where a CPA can take you in Professional Services! The team will highlight the Experienced Recruiting process, current open roles and opportunities, and answer questions you have about the process! Register by Monday, April 4.
Resource Spotlight: VMock Smart Resume Editor and Aspire Tools
With the VMock product suite, you can use the Smart Resume Editor and Aspire tools to update your resume and LinkedIn profiles to tailor them to your preferred career searches. Use the instant and targeted sample suggestions for each bullet and enhance your resume’s potential!

With the Linkedin Aspire tool, connect your LinkedIn profile and resume experience for a more consistent presentation of your skills and abilities. Involve your circle of friends and peers with the Network Feedback tool and receive personalized “next steps” from anyone that you invite to review your documents. Get started and access your VMock dashboard!
Ivy Executive Webinar: The Taxation of Cryptocurrencies and NFT's with iMSA faculty Matthew Hutchens
March 23, 2022 | 11:00am CT |  Register Here

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 reporti
iMBA Graduates - Program Capstone
iMBA students who are wanting to graduate in May need to make sure they apply to graduate and register for the Program Capstone by April 3. Grouping requests for the Program Capstone must be submitted by April 3.

Only one person needs to submit a request for their group. If you do not submit a request, you will be placed into a group based off your time zone. Remember to make sure your fellow team members have registered for the Program Capstone in UIUC Self-Service using the appropriate CRN. Submission of this form will not auto-enroll anyone in the course. 
Drop Deadline Second 8-week Courses - iMBA, iMSM, iMSA non-ACCY electives
March 21
Drop Deadline Second 8-week Courses - iMSA
March 25
Gies MBA Connect
March 29 | 6 - 8 PM CT 
May 2022 Convocation Ceremony
May 15 | 1:30 PM CT | State Farm Center
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10