More than business. 
Business on purpose.

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

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Larry Gies and Dean Brown discuss naming anniversary (video)

Gies News and Events

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U of I network supporting future entrepreneurs in Chicago

When Gies Business alumnus Carter Cofield (ACCY '13, MAS '14) decided to begin donating five percent of all revenue from his business to various nonprofits supporting entrepreneurship, The Gray Matter Experience was first on his list.

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How culture influences what people buy

Do you buy a brand to fit in or stand out? That likely relates to where you live, says a recently published article co-authored by Gies College of Business Professor Sharon Shavitt.