Non-Degree.PAT September 26, 2022: At a Glance

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 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 iMSA Second 8-week Courses
The registration deadline for iMSA 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
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.
Fall Second 8-Weeks Registration Deadline
September 27 iMSA
Fall Second 8-Weeks iMBA/iMSM Course Soft Launch
October 5
Fall Second 8-Weeks iMSA Course Soft Launch
October 10
Fall Second 8-Weeks iMBA/iMSM Courses Begin
October 12 
Drop Deadline for October 12 Courses (iMBA/iMSM)
October 17Fall Refund Guide
Fall Second 8-Weeks iMSA Courses Begin
October 17
Drop Deadline October 17 Courses (iMSA)
October 21  | Fall Refund Guide
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
October 24-28
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.