At a Glance: October 24, 2022

Oct 26, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Graduate Student Appreciation Week!
This week is Graduate Student Appreciation Week! Whether you are just beginning your program or in your final course, Gies Online appreciates you and all of the hard work you have put in to be successful in your program!

Check out the 
Grad Student Appreciation Week page for information about a Trivia game and Party Kit with photos, gifs, videos and decorations to help you celebrate the week!
Graduating this Semester?
Planning to graduate this Fall? The deadline to apply to graduate is October 30. You can submit your application in UIUC Student Self-Service; find step-by-step instructions on the Degree Conferral webpage. For information about the Convocation ceremonies including registration, cap and gown information, and more, please visit our Gies Convocation webpage. 
As a reminder, iMBA learners must register for the Program Capstone in Student-Self-Service at least 48 hours after applying to graduate. For the Program Capstone CRN and Live Session times, visit the iMBA Course Offerings page. The program capstone group submission form is now live and is available until 11:59pm CT on October 30. Only one person needs to submit a request for each group. Don’t have a group? Don’t worry! If you do not submit a request you will be grouped according to your time zone.  
Course Changes Effective Spring 2023
Gies Online would like to share with you information about a course change that will be effective Spring 2023. Take time now to learn about these changes as you prepare for Spring course registration.
Upcoming Course Changes:
FIN 570 to replace FIN 584
The course number for Corporate Finance is changing to FIN 570, previously FIN 584. This change will be effective beginning Spring 2023. Updated MOOCs will be available for Spring 2023, however, if you previously completed the MOOCs for this course before completing the high-engagement portion, your MOOC progress will transfer. It is encouraged to review all videos and quizzes to be successful in the course if you previously completed the MOOCs.  

FIN 574 to replace ECON 528
The course number for Microeconomics for Business is changing to FIN 574, previously ECON 528. This change will be effective beginning Spring 2023. The course content, MOOCs associated with this course, and terms this course is offered has not changed. If you have previously completed ECON 528, you do not need to retake FIN 574: Microeconomics for Business.

New elective course in the iMBA Program:
ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation
Taught by Justin Leiby, Associate Professor of Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow and Disruption & Innovation Scholar. This course is 4 credit hours and will be held January 11 - March 7. 

This course will focus on identifying and quantifying risks, and delivering stakeholder-driven objectives. You will have the opportunity to work on cases that emphasize developing tools to translate data into insights, tie these insights into managing stakeholder interests, and communicate these insights to decision makers. This course is an elective and is not part of a specialization.
Know Someone Great?
Gies Online Programs is looking for great students like you. Our students are some of the best referrals to introducing prospective students to the iMBA, iMSM and iMSA. If you know someone who would like more information or be a great fit for our programs fill out this short form to refer them. Thank you for spreading the benefits of joining Gies!
Gies Talks
Tuesday, October 25 | 4-5pm CT 
As part of the celebration of the 5th anniversary of being Gies College of Business, the College will host a series of lightning talks on Tuesday, October 25 from 4-5 pm in Deloitte Auditorium. The following speakers will present on a research stream they are pursuing.
  • Don Fullerton
  • Ari Garimella
  • Jessen Hobson
  • Ben Lough
  • Unnati Narang
This showcase will highlight the impact and breadth of academic work at our college. This event is open to all. Talk titles and Zoom details will shared at a later date.
Gies Online Employer Showcase: Korn Ferry
Wednesday, October 26 l12 PM CT l Register Here
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm who works with clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. With roles focusing in data, human resources, finance, and a variety of senior level positions, let Korn Ferry be your next stop in your career.

Connect live with the team at Korn Ferry and ask questions about open positions, learn about the culture at KF, and hear about the process and tips when applying to roles at Korn Ferry on Wednesday, October 26 at 12 PM CT.
Women's Coffee Chat
Wednesday, October 26 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
Join us to explore how women in business can achieve success in Gies Online! A recruitment leader at Gies Online will be joined by some of the amazing women currently studying in one of our online programs. Bring your questions and a cup of coffee to sit back and discuss the experiences and challenges women face in business and how graduate education can help women succeed.
Ivy Exec Webinar: "Moving Hearts and Minds with Data" with Ron Guymon and Michael Elniski
Wednesday November 9, 2022 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
Numbers by themselves don't move hearts and minds. Consequently, encouraging data-driven decisions in organizations goes beyond extracting insight from data. In this webinar, Ron and Michael will discuss the importance of telling stories in tandem with presenting data. They will share experiences, principles, and tips for using data to motivate improvement.
First Generation Graduate Student Coffee Chat
Wednesday, November 9 |11:00am CT | Register Here 
We cordially invite you to bring your coffee or tea and join Marcus Phillips, Associate Director at Gies Online, along with some of our current student ambassadors that are first-generation graduate students for a coffee chat. We will discuss issues facing first generation learners and their success in graduate education. You will learn more about the support services that are available and understand what it is like being a first-generation student in the Gies Online Program.

Fireside Chat with Scott Santi, Interviewed by Dean Jeffery Brown
Thursday, November 10 | 5pm CT | Read more and register here!
Join us for the webinar featuring an informative discussion between Scott Santi and Dean Jeffrey Brown. You'll want to hear this compelling story of a person who put his Gies education to work to move up through a company to a position of leadership.
In Case You Missed It...
Spring Time Tickets and Planning Ahead
Your registration time tickets are available to view in student self-service and in your profile section of the student portal. Your registration time ticket is the day and time that you can begin registering for courses. Check your time ticket and save the date in your calendar.  
Make a plan for the next semester: Our Student and Academic Success Specialists are here to provide course guidance, degree planning, and assistance with registration. Connect with a member of our team today and avoid the registration rush.  
Please Note: Courses may reach capacity before the registration deadline so please register early.
GoGies Game: Win Prizes While Showing Your Gies Pride
As part of the celebration of five years as Gies College of Business, you can join in a game to show off your Gies pride and knowledge and win some cool gear. Join us on Wednesday, October 26, from 2-2:30 pm CT for our GoGies Game, a fun game of skill, determination, and speed. The top 20 highest scores will win a prize. Check your email on October 24 for more information on how to play. Note: the game is open to the first1,000 Gies students.
Nathan Gold Event Recording
Last week, Nathan Gold, Chief Coach of The Demo Coach, hosted two live sessions about enhancing your online presence by sharing tips about lighting, camera settings, background, and more. You can view a recording of the session here to learn all the insider tips for captivating a virtual audience.
Share Gies Online with Your Employer
We have many professional backgrounds and employers represented within Online Programs at Gies College of Business. We would love to meet some of your coworkers and share details on how graduate education can help them and your company succeed. Can you put us in touch with your HR department? Do you have a business club or professional group at work that could benefit from learning about Gies? We would love to have you join us for a presentation to share the student experience while we explain all of the Gies credentials we have to offer. We are excited to create new relationships with your colleagues! Reach out to Kate Deering for more information.
Use the Events Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
October 24-28
Women's Coffee Chat
October 26 | 11 am CT | Register Here
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.
Ivy Exec Webinar: "Moving Hearts and Minds with Data" with Ron Guymon and Michael Elniski
November 9, 2022 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
First Generation Graduate Student Coffee Chat
November 9 |11:00am CT | Register Here 
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