At a Glance: May 2, 2022

May 2, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Preview Live Session Times for Summer and Fall Courses
Did you know live session times are available to view on the Course Offerings page? Once you register for courses, consider adding these times to your calendar. Live sessions are a key aspect of your courses. 

In addition to live session times for summer and fall, you can find CRNs needed to register, links to MOOCs, and explore course start dates. 
Update Grouping Preference Form
Summer courses begin as early as May 16, so take time now to complete your grouping preference form. Grouping preference forms should be submitted by Monday, May 16 for your availability to be updated for summer. The grouping preference tool translates your time preferences into UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) so you can be grouped with individuals with similar availability. 

Upcoming Immersions
Gies Online would like to share an update on the upcoming virtual immersions schedule. Due to faculty scheduling conflicts, we are unable to host a virtual immersion on July 13-26, 2022. However, we are thrilled to announce that Gies Online is headed to Seattle! Mark your calendars for an in-person immersion on August 2-6, 2022

Seattle has become a hub for innovation and technological advancement in many different sectors. However, with such rapid growth, Seattle currently faces many socio-economic challenges as it learns to keep pace with their recent economic boom.  This 3-day/4-night immersion is designed to immerse Gies iDegree students in Seattle’s business climate, focusing heavily on one industry and business challenge. 

In this highly interactive course, Gies students will work in teams to solve a current business challenge for a Seattle-based business. You will also meet and learn from multiple stakeholders across different companies within metropolitan Seattle. And lastly, you will have plenty of time to network with your iDegree classmates!  We hope you’ll consider joining us, save the dates on your calendar, and stay tuned for more details towards the end of May.
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.
iMSA Coffee Chat
May 4 | 6 - 7 PM CT | Join Here
Join iMSA Academic Director Oktay Urcan to chat about the Accountancy profession, your experience in the iMSA program, or just log on to connect with Oktay and your colleagues! Open to iMSA Students.
Summer Registration Deadline
May 11
iDegrees Virtual Convocation
 May 15 | 9:00 AM CT | Zoom | Meeting ID: 818 3250 5445; Passcode: 864918
Due to security and access reasons, we ask that your friends and family join us separately via the Youtube stream.  Your guests can join us by clicking directly on the link in the invitation or can paste this link into their browser:
Spring 2022 Gies Convocation
 May 15 | 1:30 PM CT | State Farm Center
ACCY 550: Multistate Taxation Begins
 May 16 | Refer to Course Refund Guide for Drop Deadlines | Open to iMSA Students
Summer Courses Start - iMBA, iMSM, non-ACCY electives
May 18 | Exceptions: MBA 563
Spring Final Grades Available to View via Student Self-Service
May 21 
Summer Drop Deadline - 8-Week Courses Beginning on May 18
 May 23 | Refer to Course Refund Guide | Exceptions: MBA 562
MBA 563: Data Toolkit: Business Data Modeling & Predictive Analytics Begins
 June 8 | Refer to Course Refund Guide for Drop Deadlines
iMSA Summer Courses Start
June 13  | Exceptions: ACCY 550
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10