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

Introduction

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.

Top 10

Public business school in the nation

U.S. News & World Report

99%

Undergraduate placement rate

94%

Of students participate in experiential learning

#1

Accountancy faculty

BYU Accounting Faculty Research Rankings

#4

Ranked finance research faculty from 2016-2019

UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings

#7

Public business school

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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.

Gies Profile

6K+

Current Gies business students

3K+

Current Gies business undergraduate students

3K+

Current Gies business graduate students

62K+

Gies Business alumni network worldwide

4K+

International alumni living in 116 different countries

170+

Faculty, the foundation of our educational excellence

Gies Rankings

#2

Ranked undergraduate Accountancy program in the country

U.S. News & World Report and Public Accounting Report

#14

Ranked marketing program in the country

U.S. News & World Report

#17

Ranked supply chain management program in the country

U.S. News & World Report

#18

Ranked management program in the country

U.S. News & World Report

#9

Ranked undergraduate insurance and risk management program

U.S. News & World Report

#2

Ranked graduate accounting program in the country

U.S. News & World Report

#6

Ranked graduate finance program in the US

TopUniversities.com

#3

Accounting doctoral program in 2018

Public Accounting Report

#19

Undergraduate Business School

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Gies College of  Business

Locations

Champaign

Address
515 East Gregory Drive
IL 61820 Champaign, Illinois, USA