Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


We’re More Than Business. Our Numbers Prove It.

For more than 100 years, Gies College of Business has intentionally designed its innovative programs, leading-edge curriculum, and experiential learning opportunities to empower and prepare students to turn big ideas into meaningful actions. This occurs when students have access to innovative curricular initiatives, top faculty talent, state-of-the-art resources, a strong reputation with employers, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Today, Gies faculty prepare more than 6,000 future business leaders from around the world to put their purpose into practice and provide transformative leadership in a global economy.

Top 10

Public business school in the nation

U.S. News & World Report


Accountancy faculty

BYU Accounting Faculty Research Rankings


Ranked finance research faculty from 2016-2019

UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings


Public business school


About Our Name

In 2018, alumni Larry and Beth Gies gave their name and an incredibly supportive gift of $150 million to the College – as we officially became Gies College of Business. This amazing opportunity enhances our core mission of providing an educational experience that extends beyond business.

As founder, president, and CEO of Madison Industries, Larry asks something special of his employees, his colleagues, and himself. By personally learning how powerful it is to connect what he does every day to a larger purpose, Larry now asks others to "find your why."

Dean Jeffrey R. Brown believes our "why" at the College has grown stronger as a few differentiators take shape from Larry's generous gift. First, we are further expanding a curriculum dedicated to finding and exploring innovation in business. Second, we can now provide even greater access to life-changing business education. Third, we are hiring more faculty and installing the resources needed to inspire the next generation of business leaders.

Gies Profile


Current Gies business students


Current Gies business undergraduate students


Current Gies business graduate students


Gies Business alumni network worldwide


International alumni living in 116 different countries


Faculty, the foundation of our educational excellence

Gies Rankings


Ranked undergraduate Accountancy program in the country

U.S. News & World Report and Public Accounting Report


Ranked marketing program in the country

U.S. News & World Report


Ranked supply chain management program in the country

U.S. News & World Report


Ranked management program in the country

U.S. News & World Report


Ranked undergraduate insurance and risk management program

U.S. News & World Report


Ranked graduate accounting program in the country

U.S. News & World Report


Ranked graduate finance program in the US


Accounting doctoral program in 2018

Public Accounting Report


Undergraduate Business School




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IL 61820 Champaign, Illinois, USA

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