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Leading-edge programs delivered online or in-person

Our commitment to developing and providing transformative educational experiences does not stop with a degree. The changing world of business requires leaders who continually evolve to meet new challenges. Professional and Executive Education at Gies College of Business provides continuing education that empowers senior executives, managers, and all lifelong learners to achieve their potential.

We offer certificates, noncredit workshops, and digital badges for individual learners as well as custom solutions for enterprise partners. 

Online Courses, Certificates, and Badges

Not every learner wants to earn a degree. Some are looking to upskill or reskill; others want to pursue noncredit courses as a first step toward earning more advanced credentials. We have the online learning expertise and infrastructure to serve these lifelong learners with professional and executive education. Our stackable options provide direct access to Gies online content and allow all learners to choose their point of entry and their path on the continuum, from skill development to degrees. This flexible, stackable structure makes a Gies education accessible for all lifelong learners.

Data Analytics and Visualization for Accounting Professionals

Data Analytics and Visualization for Accounting Professionals

Designed to help professionals develop an analytical mindset and prepare them to use data analytic programming languages like Python and R.

Skills iCademies

Skills iCademy: Business Analytics

The Business Analytics iCademy provides foundational and advanced resources to help ease the burden you face when learning data analytics.

Earn CPE Credits

CPE Credits

CPAs who are licensed in Illinois and any states who have reciprocal agreements are eligible to earn CPE credits with our courses.



Enterprise Partnership Programs

Our Enterprise Partners program offers employers the opportunity to advance their workforce through customized online and on-site educational experiences. For employees, the program helps accelerate their careers. For employers, it advances the organization. We invite you to partner with us to access customized, high-quality, and engaging content to cultivate your employees’ business skills. From information about the fundamentals of business to disruptive technologies, we provide the global workforce access to the highest quality, stackable, in-demand content.

"Developing the program with Gies as the partner was a very strong message of how serious we were about [internal promotion]."

Dr. James C. Leonard
MD President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
The Carle Foundation

Gies News and Events

Gies ranked No. 9 undergraduate public business school

Sep 14, 2020, 08:47 AM by Aaron Bennett
Gies College of Business is ranked as a Top 10 public undergraduate business program, according to the latest rankings released by US News & World Report.

Gies College of Business is ranked as a Top 10 public undergraduate business program, according to the latest rankings released by US News & World Report. Gies Business was ranked No. 9 among public undergraduate business programs and No. 19 overall. US News & World Report asks deans and senior faculty members to rate the academic quality of undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

At Gies, an education is just the start – the first step toward finding meaning beyond business, the start of a great career, and discovering ways to positively impact the community. Students learn from faculty with decades of experience in their field, they collaborate with fellow students in state-of-the-art facilities, and they immerse themselves in leading-edge curriculum. Gies’ thoughtfully designed academic and extracurricular programs provide students with ample opportunities to apply what they’ve learned to real client projects – delivering the most comprehensive, profession-ready experiences so students are prepared to succeed from day one.

Gies Business also ranked in the following categories:

#3 in Accounting
#19 in Analytics
#36 in Entrepreneurship
#16 in Finance
#18 in Management
#14 in Management Information Systems
#17 in Marketing
#15 in Production / Operation Management
#18 in Supply Chain Management / Logistics

The full rankings and methodology can be found here.