Andrew Allen

Andrew Allen

Assistant Dean of Strategic Engagement & Experience

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Biography

Andrew Allen is director of the Magelli Office of Experiential Learning at Gies College of Business. The role of the Magelli Office is to embed learning-by-doing into the DNA of the College. Allen teaches courses in action learning and project management, and helps lead iMBA immersion courses. His focus is on experiential learning methodologies and higher education innovation. Additional teaching interests include business problem-solving and professional development. Allen began his academic career at the University of Illinois in 2012, and was named director of Action Learning in 2017 and director of the Magelli Office of Experiential Learning in 2019. He received his BA in international studies from Brigham Young University in 2005, and earned his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2010.

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2015 B Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2405

andrewa@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • MBA, Arizona State University, 2010
  • BA, International Studies, Brigham Young University, 2005

Positions Held

  • Director of Experiential Learning, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present
  • Director of Action Learning, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
  • Director, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois, 2012-2017
  • Founder, President, More Marbles, 2009-2012
  • Operations Manager, Opportunity Fund, 2007-2008
  • Advisory Services Associate, KPMG LLP, 2005-2007
  • Project Manager, Enterprise Project Management, 2003-2005

Teaching Interests

Business Problem Solving Project Management Professional Development Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

Experiential Learning Learning methodologies Higher ed innovation

Current Courses

  • Global Challenges in Bus Cap (MBA 590) This course covers various topics from each iMBA Specialization. Group projects and individual assignments will be required. Students are required to take 2 Specialization Capstones for their iMBA degree.

Contact

2015 B Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-2405

andrewa@illinois.edu

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