Online Events

May Events

Office Hours

Thursday, May 13 | 12 pm CST

Join the Gies Online Admissions team to discuss your outstanding application questions. We will have several team members available to meet with you one-on-one and walk you through the application process.

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Webinar

Women in Education: It’s Your Turn | Brooke Elliott

Wednesday, May 19 | 7 pm CST

In the past year, four times as many women as men dropped out of the labor force in the US alone. Employment for women may not recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024—two full years after a recovery for men. This is due in part to the pressure for women to take care of children and households as schools went remote, childcare options were closed, and sweeping furloughs were enacted. Women have an incredible opportunity now to upskill and rebound back higher than ever by leveraging graduate education. The time is now to invest yourself and pursue education for your future.

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Webinar

How to Extend Your Brand to Enhance its Value | Hayden Noel

Thursday, May 25 | 11 am CST

When trying to enhance brand equity, one growth strategy companies pursue is via a brand extension. This involves assigning the brand name to a product in a different category.

Hayden Noel is a clinical associate professor of business administration. He began his career at the University of Illinois in 2007 as a visiting assistant professor before serving from 2009-2015 as an assistant professor and from 2015-2019 as a clinical assistant professor. He was named clinical associate professor in 2019. His research interests include consumer information processing and memory. Noel has been on the List of Professors Ranked as Excellent for 10 years, was named Executive MBA Program Professor of the Year in 2016, received the Professional MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2017, and was named iMBA Professor of the Year in 2019. He earned his PhD in marketing from the University of Florida in 2002. He currently serves as the Director of Residential MBA Programs and Academic Director of iDegrees.
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Webinar

iMBA Program Webinar

Thursday, May 27 | 7 pm CST

This webinar will provide an overview of the online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) program. Meet with the University of Illinois Gies Admission team to mearn more about the interactive curriculum featured in this one-year degree. We will explore the student experience and career outcomes students are able to achieve with graduate business education from Gies College of Business.

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