More than business. 
Business on purpose.

Knowledge alone won’t change the world. For that you need something more. Discover it at Gies College of Business. 

At Gies, everything we do is designed to help you connect the dots between your education and a purposeful future. Our programs encourage big thinking and big ideas. Our faculty and staff guide you to think beyond the possible. Your fellow students challenge your assumptions and help you invent new ways to make a difference. 

Gies provides the environment and resources that foster meaningful actions, empower you to make your mark, and put your purpose into practice – to make the world a better place.

Denise Lewis Loyd named Associate Dean for Equity
Gies Business awarded IDEAS grant to pilot Sophomore Year of Purpose
Dean Brown named Poets and Quants Dean of the Year (video)

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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.