At a Glance: November 21, 2022

Nov 27, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closure -- Thanksgiving 
The University will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25 in observance of Thanksgiving, a National Holiday in the United States. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. University offices will be closed, and responses via email will be delayed during this time. We look forward to interacting with you on Monday, November 28 when the university reopens.
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! 
Show Your Gies Pride All Year
The Gies online store features exclusive Gies College of Business merchandise. No matter the weather or occasion there is something for everyone. Check out the Limited Release Collection while supplies last!
Live in colder weather? See the latest cold weather additions to the Gies Online Store to help keep you warm over the coming months.
Want to show your Gies pride at work? See the latest additions in the Professional Attire collection
International Student Coffee Chat 
Wednesday, December 7 2022 | 9am CT | Register Here
Join a member of our recruitment team and several of our international student ambassadors with a cup of coffee or tea to discuss what it is like to be a global participant in Gies Online iMBA, iMSM or iMSA programs. We will discuss accessibility, communication, return on investment and what the student experience looks like for our global students. 
In Case You Missed It...
Gies Business Receives $25 Million Gift in Support of SCCIL
Gies College of Business has received a landmark $25 million gift in support of the new South Campus Center for Interdisciplinary Learning (SCCIL), a building that will serve undergraduate and graduate students – both residential and online – as well as faculty and staff. The gift was given by an alum, who currently wishes to remain anonymous, with the anticipation that the building will eventually be named by the alum. Click here to learn more.
MOOC Launch for New Spring Elective Course (ACCY 574)
MOOC 1 for ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation has launched! 
Access MOOC 1 Empathy, Data and Risk and get started. 
Course Dates: January 11- March 7 
Course Description:
Taught by Justin Leiby, Associate Professor of Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow and Disruption & Innovation Scholar, ACCY 574 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.  Register no later than December 16 to ensure access to Canvas when soft launch begins. 
Celebrating 5 Years as Gies College of Business - Recording
If you missed the conversation between Dean Brown, Larry Gies, and John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief of Poets&Quants, that took place during the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the naming of Gies Business – or if you want to see it again or share it with others – you can watch a recording of the conversation.
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.
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.
International Student Coffee Chat
Wednesday, December 7 2022 | 9am CT | Register Here
Spring 2023 Registration Deadline
December 16 | Spring 2023 Course Offerings
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19, 2022
Holiday Closure - Winter Break
December 23-January 2 | The University of Illinois will be closed Friday, December 23--Monday, January 2 in observance of the winter holidays in the United States.
Houston Immersion 
January 4-7, 2023