At Gies College of Business, an education is just the start. Our faculty and programs prepare students for the next step on their path to a career that fulfills their individual purpose. Part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gies Business provides students an empowering, hands-on learning experience that equips them for success in the world of business. Our flexible and affordable online graduate programs – online MBA (iMBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA), and Master of Science in Management (iMSM) – reflect our commitment to breaking down financial and geographic barriers to education. Our 99% undergraduate placement rate for 2019 graduates is evidence of our outstanding students and leading-edge programs, which include the #2 undergraduate and #3 graduate accountancy program as ranked by US News & World Report. Our 3,115 undergraduates and 4,142 graduate students (3,174 online) develop strong foundations in their chosen field and build the lifelong connections that drive their future careers. Guided by the wisdom of our renowned faculty, they leverage opportunities to gain real-world experience through learning by doing. Illinois Business Consulting, the largest student-run business consulting organization in the country, gives students the rare chance to work with real companies, and the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership is nationally renowned for its impact and for spawning student ventures. Every aspect of the Gies Business education – from the unmatched curriculum to the collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit – is intentionally designed to empower students to put their purpose into practice to make the world a better place.