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Master's in Management Programs

The Master's in Management programs at Gies offer the curriculum, resources, and expertise you need to become a future business leader. No matter your undergraduate degree or level of work experience, Gies has a master's program that can prepare you to solve critical business problems and lead across a variety of industries. 

Gies offers four management programs:

MS in Management (MSM)

Gain a competitive edge before you enter the job market. The one-year residential MSM program teaches recent graduates not only fundamental business skills but allows them to specialize in areas like data analytics, marketing, global business, finance, and management to build upon their education.

Online MS in Management (iMSM)

The iMSM is a flexible, fully online program that helps early-career professionals build a foundation of business skills from team leadership to budget management. It’s a smart investment because it delivers high-quality content that gives you a competitive edge.

MS in Technology Management (MSTM)

The one-year residential MSTM program is designed for students from a business or technical background. The leading-edge curriculum helps elevate the management expertise of scientists and engineers and amplifies business leaders' analytical decision-making skills.

Online MBA (iMBA)

The iMBA is a highly engaging, fully online program that delivers practical business mastery along with leadership vision. The program offers carefully curated content and experiences that will elevate your future-forward leadership capacity in fields such as globalization, innovation, and shaping the digital future.

Which program is right for you?

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Expand your business network, and turn your passion into purpose with our one-year management programs.


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