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Leading-edge programs delivered online, in-person, or customized for your organization

Our commitment to developing and providing transformative educational experiences does not stop with a degree. The changing world of business requires leaders who continually evolve to meet new challenges. Professional and Executive Education at Gies College of Business provides continuing education that empowers senior executives and high performing managers to achieve their potential. We offer courses for individual learners through our Online Business Essentials Series and our traditional classroom-style Residential Courses. For corporations, faculty experts build custom learning experiences to meet the needs of employees. 

Online Business Essentials Series for Individual Learners

This collection of high-level online business courses addresses topics relevant to rising leaders, managers, and directors with an array of backgrounds. Complete this series at your own pace. Learn in a fully-engaged online classroom, where collaboration with renowned faculty and eager colleagues returns leaders to their organization with a renewed sense of purpose. Each course lasts four weeks with 10-15 hours of self-paced coursework and 2-3 live sessions per course. You can register for courses individually or the entire four-course series.

 

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Marketing Management
Course Starts September 10, 2019

This course explores the principles of marketing management and how it complements other business disciplines to create value.

Highlights Marketing Management

Process Improvement
Course Starts October 15, 2019

This course will prepare you to deploy process improvement strategies in alignment with other functions of your organization.

Highlights Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting
Course Starts November 19, 2019

This course is an executive-level introduction and exploration of managerial accounting principles and applications.

Highlights Process Management

Strategic Leadership & Innovation
2020 Dates Coming Soon

This course builds skills in team leadership and adaptive organizational design to enhance leaders’ effectiveness in a fast-moving business world.

Residential Programs for Individual Learners

Learn the content that is driving innovation in today's business world in a traditional classroom setting. Our residential programs are available to all individual learners and held across the Midwest. If you are interested in a residential program, please view our list of upcoming courses



Customized programs for your organization


We specialize in custom engagement that addresses your specific business challenges. A program director works with you, your organization, and our renowned team to access course modules that meet your needs. Our team can even provide specialized content to enhance your existing in-house talent programs. These programs focus on a number of areas, including:

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Business Ethics

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Business Model Innovation 

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Finance 

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Operations 

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Innovation Management

Invest in your team with custom courses taught by faculty experts

Our courses are taught by the same Gies College of Business faculty who teach in our top-ranked degree programs. These faculty members represent a diverse collection of backgrounds that includes significant experience as practitioners, leading researchers, and renowned teachers. They have the knowledge and expertise relevant to today’s business leaders.

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Associate Professor of Accountancy & PwC Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Business Administration, Bruce and Anne Strohm Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor of Accountancy and Fred & Virginia Roedgers Faculty Fellow in Accountancy

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Professor of Business Administration and A Robert & Helen P Fellowship

Professor of Accountancy and Associate Head and A.C. Littleton Professor of Accountancy

Carlos Torelli

"Our innovation and expertise in the delivery of education via a high-engagement online classroom provides an ideal learning environment. This experience transcends geography and busy schedules, so professional learners gain knowledge to support their continued success."

Carlos Torelli, Executive Director, Professional and Executive Education

News and Events

Gies ranked #9 public undergraduate business program

Sep 9, 2019, 13:57 PM by Aaron Bennett
Gies College of Business is once again ranked as a Top 10 public undergraduate business program, according to the latest rankings released by US News & World Report.

Gies College of Business is once again ranked as a Top 10 public undergraduate business program, according to the latest rankings released by US News & World Report. Gies Business was ranked #9 among public undergraduate business programs and #19 overall nationally. The publication surveys deans and senior faculty members at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

USNewswebsite“I am beyond proud of the great work our students, faculty, and staff put in every day, and it’s gratifying that our peers are recognizing those efforts,” said Dean Jeffrey R. Brown. “We are one of the best business schools in the nation, and additionally we offer an experience that can never be quantified in the rankings. We believe in delivering more than just an education. At Gies, we provide an environment where our students can discover their own, individual path to purpose, and we’re breaking down financial barriers to ensure all high-potential students have access to our great programs.”

In addition to the outstanding national ranking, the undergraduate accounting program was once again ranked #2 in the nation. The undergraduate finance program is #13 overall, up from #31 last year.

The insurance/risk management program also rose in the rankings, checking in at #9, up from #11 last year. Gies College of Business is home to the AXIS Risk Management Academy, which provides students from across campus with professional development resources and enhanced educational experiences to support their interest in risk management. Faculty and industry benefit from the Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research, which designs research on critical issues facing the industry and engages students seeking careers in risk management and insurance.

Gies in the rankings:
#9 public undergraduate business program
#19 overall undergraduate business program
#2 accounting
#9 insurance/risk management
#13 finance
#14 marketing
#15 management information systems
#15 production/operations management
#17 supply chain management/logistics
#18 management

The full rankings and methodology can be found here.