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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

Five professors named ORMIR Fellows

Nov 16, 2020, 16:19 PM by Aaron Bennett
Five professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen as fellows for the Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research (ORMIR) at Gies College of Business.

Five professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen as fellows for the Office of Risk Management & Insurance Research (ORMIR) at Gies College of Business. The positions, which are funded by AXIS Capital, will help further research on the critical risks faced by global populations and address the implications for the insurance and reinsurance industry.  

The five ORMIR fellows for 2020-2021 include:

Research undertaken by these fellows will include assessing cyber risk, developing a high-resolution risk analysis of infrastructure assets, and addressing a number of climate risk initiatives such as a comprehensive database of agriculturally relevant extreme weather events, a national-scale evaluation of the healthcare cost impacts of exposure to wildfire smoke, and merging models to compute the social cost of carbon.

“The myriad of risks experienced in 2020 has caused great alarm. Yet, the fact is these risks are predictable, and that makes them manageable,” said ORMIR Director Lynne McChristian. “We are supporting research that looks at where we are and determines where we need to be to better prepare for such events.”  

The Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research, which is housed in the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business, was established to design research on critical issues facing the industry and engage students seeking careers in risk management and (re)insurance.

“As insurers and reinsurers, our industry’s purpose is clear: we exist to help society manage risk,” said Bob Quane, Chief Underwriting Officer for AXIS Insurance. “To do this this efficiently and effectively, ongoing investment in research is key – we’re proud to support these fellowships which address pressing needs, such as cyber and climate risk.”

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance. In 2018, AXIS contributed $1.5 million over the course of five years to launch the Academy, which provides Illinois students who are interested in pursuing a career in risk management with research and professional development resources and experiences to support their undergraduate work.

About Gies College of Business
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. Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 7,000 future business leaders, including 3,100 undergraduates, from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy. GiesBusiness.illinois.edu