At a Glance: April 18, 2022

Apr 18, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
The Spring to Summer Session Turnaround is Quick!
Did you know that the registration deadline for summer classes is the same week as the Soft Launch? Make time now to review your degree plan with a Student & Academic Success Specialist to prepare for registration. Our course schedule has been updated and is available on our Course Offerings page. Use the CRN's and enhanced registration for registration efficiency! 

Summer Session of  ACCY 503
The upcoming Summer session of ACCY 503: Managerial Accounting is reserved for iMBA and iMSM summer graduates. If you are graduating this summer, you should have received an email from Gies Online with instructions on how to register. If you are graduating this summer and cannot register for the course, please email iMSM PAT students will be able to register for ACCY 503 as scheduled.
Convocation Registration Deadline is Friday!
Gies College of Business will hold its Spring Convocation ceremony in-person at 1:30 pm on Sunday, May 15, 2022, in theState Farm Center. To participate in the ceremony, please register by April 22.  Details can be found online.
The following graduates are welcome to participate in the May 2022 Gies Convocation Ceremony:
  • Graduates from August 2021, December 2021 and May 2022
  • Students with 8 or fewer hours remaining who expect to complete their degree requirements in August 2022
iDegrees Virtual Convocation Ceremony
We will be hosting a virtual Convocation for graduates of our online programs (iMSA, iMBA and iMSM) on Sunday, May 15, at 9 am CT. We will share Zoom information as we get closer to the event. 
Ivy Exec Webinar: Multiculturalism and its Consequences for Marketing & Management
Presented by Maria Rodas, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
May 17, 11am CT | Register here

In a globalized world, multiculturalism is on the rise. This is not only fueled by migration patterns, but also by the increasing knowledge of local consumers about multiple cultures. Multicultural consumers develop certain unique characteristics. Specifically, through their cultural experiences, multicultural consumers develop greater cognitive flexibility, which refers to the ability to simultaneously consider multiple conflicting representations of a single object or event and to make uncommon associations. This increased cognitive flexibility can lead to more creativity, given the increased flexibility in framing the same problem in different ways, as well as to preferences for certain types of brands, for example, brands with contradictory meanings.
Join Us for the First Annual Blockchain Summit
Friday, April 22
Learn blockchain basics like cryptocurrencies, governance issues, and opportunities for blockchain in healthcare. Gies Business, Grainger Engineering, OSF HealthCare, & RSM are bringing academic and industry leaders together to discuss how you can navigate a blockchain-enabled world. The Summit will feature high-profile leaders in the blockchain space like Vitalik Buterin, co-founder, Ethereum; Michael Li, VP of Data, Coinbase; and Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder, Solana. Whether you’re new to blockchain or proficient in its many facets, the Blockchain Summit will help you expand your knowledge and connect you with other enthusiastic members of the Illinois community interested in this space. 

Due to high demand, in-person registration is closed. To receive information about virtual engagement opportunities, register at
Stay Connected on Workplace
In addition to acquiring knowledge, building strong and meaningful relationships with your classmates and alumni outside of the classroom can also help you succeed in your field. With Workplace, you can connect with current students and alumni, learn of events, create study groups, and start networking! Log on today and start connecting!  
Summer Registration Deadline
May 12
Summer Drop Deadline - iMBA, iMSM, Non-ACCY iMSA courses
May 23 | Refer to Course Refund Guide
May 2022 Gies Convocation
May 15 | 1:30 PM CT | State Farm Center
Summer Courses Start - iMBA, iMSM, non-ACCY electives
May 18
iMSA Summer Courses Start
June 13
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10