More than business. 
Business on purpose.

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.

Gies News and Events

Graebner named Robert C. Evans Endowed Professor of Business

Melissa Graebner is the director of the Initiative for Qualitative Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INQUIRE), which supports qualitative research exploring the complex social processes underlying the creation of novel ideas, development of innovative business models, and growth of new organizations.

Investiture of Deepak Somaya

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign cordially invites you to attend the investiture of Deepak Somaya, professor of business administration, as the Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business.

Friday, October 6 | 2-4 pm 
Reception following the ceremony

Deloitte Auditorium | Business Instructional Facility  
515 East Gregory Drive 
Champaign, Illinois


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