iMSA At a Glance: September 26, 2022

Oct 2, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Capturing Photos/Video Footage in Live Session - September 28, 2022
The Gies Marketing & Communications team is planning to capture photos and video footage of Live Sessions in two non-accounting electives: MBA 547 Global Marketing and MBA 564 B Applying Data Analytics, on Wednesday, September 28th. Footage captured will be used in marketing material –such as college website, news stories, and advertisements.

Should you feel more comfortable, you are more than welcome to turn off your camera if you would not like to be included. You also have the option to change your display name for privacy. To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting,
  1. Click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window.
  2. Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window.
  3. Click on “Rename”.
  4. Choose an appropriate new name such as “John Doe”, “Jane Smith”, etc.
Registration Deadline Tomorrow for Fall Second 8-week Courses
The registration deadline for Fall second 8-week courses is this Tuesday, September 27.  If you have not registered yet, please register as soon as possible so you can ensure a seat in your planned class as well as access to Canvas and Coursera during Soft Launch Monday, October 10. If you need help, our academic specialists are here to assist. 

Registration Notice
Courses may reach capacity before the registration deadline so please register early.  While registration after the deadline may be permitted, it will result in a delay in accessing your courses on Canvas and Coursera. This process may take up to two weeks after you have registered, which may result in missing course assignments and other deadlines; extensions will not be provided.
New Building Approved by the Board of Trustees
Dear Gies learners,
You may have heard about our plans to build a new facility next door to BIF. Those plans were solidified on Thursday when the University of Illinois Board of Trustees officially approved the construction of this new building. We are very excited to be making this investment in our shared future!
The South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL; pronounced “skill”) will be constructed on the space that is currently a parking lot just west of the Business Instructional Facility. We anticipate a groundbreaking ceremony in spring 2023 and construction will begin soon after. Completion is expected in spring 2025. 
This will be a learner-focused building with multiuse classrooms and collaborative spaces for our on-campus learners, and expanded studio facilities to serve our growing online learner population. Our experiential learning and professional development teams will also be housed in the building. It will also have plenty of space for our growing faculty. 
We will continue to share more information with you as this project moves forward.
This building will be yet another reason learners like you choose Gies for your business education – whether on campus or online. It supports our mission of shaping purposeful leaders and providing life-changing access to a quality business education. We hope you will take pride in the mission of Gies Business.
Go Gies!
Jeff Brown, Dean and Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor in Business
iMSA Coffee Chat
October 5 | 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.
Dubai Meet Up 
Monday, October 3, 2022 | 8:00 pm UAE Standard Time 
Gies Business is hosting a meet-up for iDegree students and alumni in the Dubai area! Join Gies Staff for an evening of networking and connecting at the Bombay Bungalow restaurant (Unit 2301, The Beach Mall, JBR Walk) in Dubai. 

Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College! 
Register by September 30.
New York City Meet Up 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm ET 
Gies Business is hosting a meet-up for iDegree students and alumni in the NYC area! Join Dean Jeff Brown for an evening of networking and connecting at the Draught 55 Bar and Kitchen (245 E. 55th Street, New York, NY 10022). 

Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College! Register by October 14.
In Case You Missed It...
The Gies Download: Executive Associate Dean Brooke Elliott
It’s fascinating to compare what many people plan to do with their lives and what people actually do with their lives. For Brooke Elliott-- EY Distinguished Professor in Accounting and executive associate dean of academic programs--her dream wasn’t necessarily to break gender barriers in the highest echelons of academia but that’s exactly what happened. She's our guest today on The Gies Download.
Share Your Specialization Certificate with Accredible
Congratulations to learners who earned Specialization Certificate Awards last week in recognition of completing specialization coursework. Haven’t had a chance to share your award yet? Learn how to share your credentials with your network via Accredible.
Use the Events Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Fall Second 8-week Registration Deadline
September 27
Dubai Meet Up
October 3 | 8pm UAE Standard Time| RSVP September 30
Japan Virtual Immersion
October 5-18 
iMSA Coffee Chat
October 5 | 6 - 7 PM CT | Join Here
Fall Second 8-Weeks Soft Launch
October 10
Fall Second 8-Week Courses Begin
October 17
New York City Meet Up
October 19 | 6-8pm ET| RSVP October 14
Drop Deadline for October 17 Courses
October 21 | Fall Refund Guide
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
October 24-28
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in December
October 30 | Instructions Here
Holiday Closure - Election Day
November 8 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of Election Day, an Illinois State Holiday. 
Holiday Closure - Thanksgiving
November 24-25 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, in observance of Thanksgiving, a National Holiday in the United States.
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19