Learn on your own terms

We know learners take different paths to sharpen their business acumen. Our online graduate-level programs work together so learners can achieve their educational goals.

What is Stackability?

You can complete a course and then apply that credit toward a certificate or degree. Or you can start with a certificate and stack that into a degree.

Why is Stackability important?

Your time and money are valuable assets, and we want to ensure you're making the most of both. Stackability means you won't need to retake courses you've already completed or pay unnecessary tuition.

How stackable education works

Complete a for-credit course

Whether you're looking for a new skill or to kick-start a long-term education journey, it all starts with one course.

Stack a course into a certificate

Combine courses along the way to achieve certification and accelerate success in your chosen field.

Continue stacking to earn a degree

Advance your education further and earn a Master's degree by following our flexible, online programs through to the end.

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Big or bite-sized educational opportunities

Earning a graduate degree isn’t for everyone. On top of courses and certificates — which are offered as for-credit and non-credit options — Gies offers learners a host of micro-credentials which teach in-demand skills like business analytics and leadership.

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What Our Students Say

The model at Gies includes flexible, stackable options that helps you get over the hurdle of being a student again. You can audit a Gies class through Coursera. You can work toward a specialization. You can get your feet wet without having to take the full plunge.

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Find your best fit

We offer a range of starting points and paths to fit your life and support your goals. Reach out if you'd like help determining what's best for you.