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Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


We’re More Than Business. Our Numbers Prove It.

For more than 100 years, Gies College of Business has intentionally designed its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. This occurs when students have access to innovative curricular initiatives, top faculty talent, state-of-the-art resources, a strong reputation with employers, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 6,000 future business leaders from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy.

About Our Name

In 2018, alumni Larry and Beth Gies gave their name and an incredibly supportive gift of $150 million to the College – as we officially became Gies College of Business. This amazing opportunity enhances our core mission of providing an educational experience that extends beyond business.

As founder, president, and CEO of Madison Industries, Larry asks something special of his employees, his colleagues, and himself. By personally learning how powerful it is to connect what he does every day to a larger purpose, Larry now asks others to "find your why."

Dean Jeffrey R. Brown believes our "why" at the College has grown stronger as a few differentiators take shape from Larry's generous gift. First, we are further expanding a curriculum dedicated to finding and exploring innovation in business. Second, we can now provide even greater access to life-changing business education. Third, we are hiring more faculty and installing the resources needed to inspire the next generation of business leaders.

Graduate Programs at Gies

No matter your career path, Gies Business has a graduate curriculum that gives you the right mix of classroom, practical, and leadership learning to meet your specific career goals and be more competitive on the job market. We have a comprehensive suite of master's programs delivered in a way that fits your needs.

All of our programs - from accountancy, to management, and finance - offer you opportunities to explore different business functions, learn critical problem-solving skills, and gain real-world leadership experience. You will graduate prepared to add value from day one in the career you're about to build.


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    515 East Gregory Drive, IL 61820, Champaign