iMSA Program

Welcome iMSA Students!

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iConverge is our annual on-campus networking and professional development event. It is a chance for students to see familiar friends, make new ones, and develop professional relationships outside the classroom.

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Gies College of Business grants degrees three times a year -- in May, August, and December. You need to submit an application for graduation in your final term in order to place your name on the degree list and receive your diploma.

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MBA vs. MSM: Which Degree is the Right Fit for You?

Master’s degrees in business administration (MBA) and management (MSM) offer two ways to create an advantage when seeking a promotion or pursuing a new career path. To understand which one is right for you, consider your current work experience and long-term career goals.

PODCAST: iVenture director Manu Edakara

The expectation was that Manu Edakara would become a doctor or lawyer, but his passion was for something far different: entrepreneurship. Today, Manu heads up the iVenture Accelerator at the University of Illinois, helping budding entrepreneurs follow their passions as well. Manu is Tim Sinclair’s guest on this episode of the Gies Download.