At a Glance: December 5, 2022

Dec 9, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Spring 2023 Ambassador Program Applications Now Open! 
Are you interested in helping us share what the Gies Online student experience looks like with prospective students? We are looking for current students to join the ambassador group to interact in one-to-one conversations, act as panelists during recruitment webinars, participate in office hours, or create and share quotes or social media posts. Applications are now open to join for the Spring! We are looking for students who will have a positive, proactive, and professional approach and are interested in developing their leadership and presentation skills. Questions? Email Kate Deering 

Applications are due by December 19, 2022 at 11:59pm CT. Apply here
Zoom Update Required - Deadline December 16
After Friday, December 16, Technology Services will require Zoom client 5.12.6 or newer for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux for all UIUC users. You can check your own Zoom version by following the guide here. It must be 5.12.6 or newer by December 16. If you are prompted to update Zoom, please do so as soon as possible. You can check for updates manually and run them any time, either in Software Center, Managed Software Center, or Zoom itself. 
Some older iOS devices will no longer be able to run Zoom. If you aren't sure whether your device will be affected, please feel free to reach out to the Help Desk at
iDegrees December Virtual Convocation Ceremony
December 2022 graduates who are attending the iDegrees Virtual Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, December 17 at 8:30 am CT, we are pleased to share the zoom link and password for the ceremony. 
Zoom Join Link: 
Zoom Meeting ID:
858 2839 2166 
Zoom Meeting Password:

For 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:

We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating your achievements! 
MOOC Launch of ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation
MOOC 1 and 2 have launched for ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation; a new elective course launching in January 2023. Take a look at the MOOCs ahead of the course launch. 

MOOC 1: Empathy, Data and Risk 
MOOC 2: Empathy and Data in Risk Management

Want to learn more about ACCY 574? 
Watch Professor Leiby provide an overview for ACCY 574 and discuss career impact and time commitments for the course:

Register for the course no later than 
December 16 to ensure access to Canvas during soft-launch on January 4, 2023. 
Faculty Feature
Stefan Zeume
Professor Stefan Zeume earned his PhD in Finance from INSEAD and joined the Gies faculty in 2019. He teaches a case-based finance strategy course and corporate finance. His research focuses on corporate governance and the dark side of finance, including bribery, tax havens, and organized crime.
Find Professor Zeume:
In Spring 2023, Professor Zeume will join the instructional team for FIN 570: Corporate Finance (previously FIN 584) as the co-lead instructor.
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. 
iDegrees Workshop: Immersion Opportunities Within Gies Online
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 12pm CT | Register Here
Gies Online offers Immersion trips virtually and in person, domestically and globally where students can learn about industries outside those in which they currently work and understand business and economics in our host countries. Join us to hear from Rachel Ward, Assistant Director of Operations, who oversees the immersion opportunities. We will also hear from a student ambassador who has completed an immersion trip and learn about the requirements, benefits, and successes they have experienced from micro and global immersions.
 Military Coffee Chat
Wednesday, December 14 2022 | 1pm CT | Register Here
Interested in learning about how a master's degree with Gies Online can benefit your career, or assist with your transition into civilian life? Our recruitment team and some current student veterans will discuss their success and answer questions. This event is open and available to all active duty, reservists and veterans of the military. We will also provide additional advice on the obstacles and opportunities for those within the military community.
In Case You Missed It...
Gies Online Graduation Course
Spring 2023 Graduates- check your emails to find an invitation from Coursera to enroll in the Gies Online Programs Graduation Course. This optional course is your guide through the graduation process and other important things to know as you transition from learners to alumni! Be sure to accept your email invitation from Coursera in order to enroll in the Gies Online Programs Graduation Course.
Easy Way to Locate Your Course Registration Number (CRN) for Registration 
Are you preparing to register for Spring 2023 courses? The iMBA course offerings page provides course start dates, live session times, and CRN’s for each upcoming semester. You can use the CRN to register for courses in student self-service. Select “View Spring 2023 Courses” on the course offerings webpage to get started.
Connect with a Student and Academic Success Specialist
Spring 2023 registration has begun! The Student and Academic Success Team provides academic advising and support for all learners in Gies Online Programs. Whether you need assistance with registration and drop schedules, course selections, degree planning or resources available to you - our team is here to help! Learn more about connecting with a specialist here.
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
International Student Coffee Chat
Wednesday, December 7 | 9am CT | Register Here
iDegrees Workshop: Immersion Opportunities Within Gies Online
Tuesday, December 13 | 12pm CT | Register Here
 Military Coffee Chat
Wednesday, December 14 | 1pm CT | Register Here
Spring 2023 Registration Deadline
1st 8-weeks December 16 | Spring 2023 Course Offerings
December iDegrees Celebration and Open House
December 16 | 10:30am - 12pm CT | Krannert Center | Register Here
December iDegrees Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 1pm - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December iDegrees Virtual Ceremony
December 17 | 8:30am - 9:30am CT 

Zoom Join Link: 
Zoom Meeting ID:858 2839 2166 
Zoom Meeting Password:124223 
Access for friends and family:
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19
Spring 2023 Ambassador Application 
Due December 19 | 11:59pm CT | Apply Here
Fall 2022 Grades Released
December 23
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.
Spring 2023 1st 8-Weeks Soft Launch
January 4, 2023
Houston Immersion 
January 4-7, 2023