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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 courses and our traditional classroom-style residential courses. For corporations, faculty experts build custom learning experiences to meet the needs of employees. 

Online Courses for Individual Learners

Our collection of high-level online business courses addresses topics relevant to rising leaders, managers, and directors with an array of backgrounds. Complete these courses 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 three weeks with 10-15 hours of self-paced coursework and three live sessions per course. You can register for courses individually or the entire four-course collection.

 

Certificate in Business Management and Administration

Certificate in Business Management and Administration
2020 Dates Coming Soon

Gain skills in strategic leadership and innovation, process improvement, marketing management, and managerial accounting.

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Principles of Managerial Accounting
Course Starts February 27, 2020

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.

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Principles of Marketing
2020 Dates Coming Soon

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

Process Improvement

Operations Management
2020 Dates Coming Soon

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

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

A Conversation with Charles L. Evans, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Gies College of Business invites you to a special event with Charles L. Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

A Conversation with Charles L. Evans
March 3, 2020
5:30 – 7 pm

Deloitte Auditorium, Business Instructional Facility
515 E. Gregory Dr.
Champaign, Illinois

Charles L. Evans has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since September 2007. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System's monetary policymaking body. Before becoming president, he served as director of research and senior vice president, supervising the Bank's research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets and regional economic conditions. His personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial market prices and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Evans has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina.

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Gies College of Business promotes rigorous research on how market forces and public policy shape one another and communicates these findings through innovative teaching and public engagement activities. The Center advances discussion around the implications of public policies and programs for regulatory frameworks, tax systems, and government spending.