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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

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Deloitte’s Fleurimond to speak, explore future of higher education

Gies MBA alumna Betty Fleurimond is using her acumen in technology and business strategy in the fastest growing sector at Deloitte – higher education – as chair of the Deloitte Center for Higher Education Excellence and National Higher Education Cloud ERP portfolio leader.

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Professor explores what’s driving IPOs during the pandemic

Cash from more than $1 trillion in savings is creating pent up demand for IPOs, according to Nerissa Brown, associate professor of accountancy at Gies College of Business and a nationally recognized expert on financial reporting and IPOs.

Virtual MBA Alumni Reception

This event will feature an update on Gies College of Business from Dean Jeffrey Brown and a talk by our special guest speaker Betty Fleurimond, the chair of the Deloitte Center for Higher Education Excellence, and National Higher Education Cloud ERP Portfolio Leader. 

There will opportunities for you to ask questions and to network with fellow MBA alumni in breakout rooms.

Register for the event!

More on Betty Fleurimond 
Chair, Deloitte Center for Higher Education Excellence 
National Higher Education Cloud ERP Portfolio Leader 

Betty Fleurimond leads the national client portfolio as well as the Cloud ERP portfolio for Deloitte’s US Higher Education Sector. In that role, she provides leadership around client relations, industry insights, and business development. Under Betty’s leadership, the Higher Education Sector earned the rare distinction of becoming a dedicated, cross-functional sector across all four Deloitte businesses – Consulting, Risk & Financial Advisory, Tax, and Audit.

Betty also chairs the Deloitte Center for Higher Education Excellence, a dedicated research center focused on helping colleges and universities navigate complex challenges and reimagine innovative models of excellence across the academy.

With over 22 years of professional experience, Betty has a strong and proven track record of successfully driving large-scale and complex business strategies. Prior to Deloitte, Betty worked as a design engineer with Intel Corporation in northern California, with responsibility for designing motherboards, microprocessors, and microcontrollers.

Betty earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics and her MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a McNair Scholar, an Intel Leadership Award recipient, and an Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur.