We’re More Than Business. 
Our Numbers Prove It.


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. This occurs when students have access to innovative curricular initiatives, top faculty talent, state-of-the-art resources, a strong reputation with employers, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 6,000 future business leaders from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy.







Larry Gies surrounded by students at the College's naming ceremony.

About our name

In 2018, alumni Larry and Beth Gies gave their name and an incredibly supportive gift of $150 million to the College – as we officially became Gies College of Business. This amazing opportunity enhances our core mission of providing an educational experience that extends beyond business.

As founder, president, and CEO of Madison Industries, Larry asks something special of his employees, his colleagues, and himself. By personally learning how powerful it is to connect what he does everyday to a larger purpose, Larry now asks others to "find your why."

Dean Jeffrey R. Brown believes our "why" at the College has grown stronger as a few differentiators take shape from Larry's generous gift. First, we are further expanding a curriculum dedicated to finding and exploring innovation in business. Second, we can now provide even greater access to a life-changing business education. Third, we are hiring more faculty and installing the resources needed to inspire the next generation of business leaders.


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Can luxury brands also be socially conscious?

Luxury brands are struggling to successfully incorporate corporate social responsibility (CSR) into their brand platform. Now for the first time, Gies professor Carlos Torelli is proposing a solution that could help the world’s most luxurious brands join the CSR movement.