College Of Business

Gies Business bringing executive education online

Most working professionals feel like they don’t have time for continuing education, but now Gies College of Business is changing the way that education is delivered. Starting this fall, Gies Business is bringing Executive Education to the fingertips of professionals … Continued

Fussner climbs food chain to Culvers’ VP of marketing

Julie Fussner (BADM, ’96) never thought she’d spend her career in the food industry, but she’s clearly found her niche and risen to the top of her profession. Fussner worked as a marketing manager at ConAgra Foods for nearly four … Continued

Student innovator reimagining restaurant menus

Patryk Swietek was in a hurry to make plans for his time at Illinois. After spending two years at junior college, Swietek knew he only had two years remaining at Gies College of Business, so he was anxious to get … Continued

A purpose-driven undergraduate experience

Every semester for the last 14 years, Kevin Jackson has welcomed new students to his Illinois accountancy classroom. But this semester, as the new Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, he’s welcoming many more new students—634 freshmen in fact–and working to … Continued

Seshadri pursues innovative ways to use data to evaluate risk

Business Administration Prof. Sridhar Seshadri’s passion for applying data analytics and technology to supply chain management is palpable and far-reaching. He is equally at home working with fellow scholars and companies to identify ways to reduce risk and create new … Continued

Million Waves Project could soon produce 1,000 prosthetics a week

The Million Waves Project, founded by University of Illinois online MBA (iMBA) student Chris Moriarity, has gained international notoriety since it launched on Earth Day. Now the nonprofit, which transforms discarded ocean plastic into 3D-printed prosthetic hands for people around … Continued

Gies grad Scott Becker stars in the world of law and media

Twenty-five years ago, Scott Becker, ACCY, FIN ’86, never thought his companies would be leading events featuring Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Theo Epstein, and Katie Couric. But with a foundation from Gies College of Business, Becker has done just … Continued