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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Don and Anne Edwards make $7 million donation to Gies
Larry Gies and Dean Brown discuss naming anniversary (video)

Gies News and Events

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Five professors named ORMIR Fellows

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.

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Letting go and wishing well: The art of corporate divestiture

Sandra Corredor explores connections between innovation and corporate and international strategies. In particular, she examines the role that divestitures play in technology management, as well as the impact of firms’ international engagement on their innovation approach.

Gies Giving Day

On October 26, 2017, the College announced the $150 million gift from Larry and Beth Gies and the naming of Gies College of Business. To commemorate this gift, we have set aside a day each year in October for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to give back as well and demonstrate our Business on Purpose promise.

This year, Gies Giving day will be held Monday, October 26, 2020. While we’re not able to celebrate in person this year, we invite you to join us for a discussion between Dean Jeffrey Brown and Larry Gies where they will discuss College priorities and highlight the impact scholarship support has on student success.

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, donations will be collected online throughout the week for the Gies Business Student Emergency Fund, which provides emergency aid to students facing a personal financial crisis. LEARN MORE