Recognition & Accolades

Creating life-changing access to a high-quality business education is what drives our innovation and leadership. (And it's always nice to be recognized for our success.)

Recent media coverage

Part of being a leader in online education is about sharing knowledge and strategies with other institutions – and also sharing the incredible success stories of our learners, faculty, and alumni.

Poets and Quants

Gies iMBA named MBA Program of the Year by Poets&Quants

The fully online MBA from Gies College of Business has earned the coveted distinction of 2022 MBA Program of the Year by Poets&Quants. Read more.

Poets and Quants

Illinois Gies’ Latest Innovation: Stackable Degrees & Credentials

Gies is now investing big in stackability: Allowing students to roll previous courses and credentials into larger certificates and degrees. Read more.


The Future Of Higher Education: What It Means For Students And Educators

The idea that one can earn a degree at the age of 22 and be set for a career has become as antiquated as the pocket watch. Read more.


How my online MBA helped me land a 43% salary increase—and a spot in the C-suite

How Scott's online MBA from Illinois helped him get closer to his ultimate career goal of being a president or CEO of a company. Read more.

Harvard Business Publishing

What Happens When You’re Not Scrambling to Move a Course Online

3 intentional design strategies to enhance the quality of your online classes with Gies' Tawnya Means. Read more.

Financial Times

Do online MBAs broaden access to business education?

The potential is great for online learning to democratize business education, by making quality training cheaper, more flexible and more accessible to a far larger number of people. Read more.

Inside Higher Education

3 Questions About the Scaled Online iMBA

A conversation with colleagues at the University of Illinois. Read more.


Reflections on online MBAs and ambitions for the future: Gies College of Business

It was a bold decision back in January 2016 to launch the fully online iMBA. Read more.


We have many points of pride – all of which highlight the innovation and excellence happening at Gies and the success of our learners and alumni around the world.

Business school innovation of the decade (iMBA)


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