At Gies College of Business, an education is just the start. Our faculty and our 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 College of Business offers students an empowering, hands-on learning experience that equips them for success in the world of business. Our outstanding programs include the #2 undergraduate and #3 graduate accountancy program as ranked by US News & World Report. Gies students have excellent job placement, including 99% placement rate for undergraduates and 90% placement for MBA students. Our strong online programs, in particular our online MBA (iMBA) and Master of Science in Accountancy (iMSA), break down financial and geographic barriers to education. Our 2,921 undergraduates and 3,398 graduate students develop strong foundations in their chosen business field and build the lifelong connections that drive their future careers. They are guided by the wisdom and expertise of our renowned faculty, and they receive abundant 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 scholarship and for spawning new businesses. Every aspect of the Gies Business experience—from the unmatched curriculum to the collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit—is intentionally designed so students can put their purpose into practice to make the world a better place.