Online Events

Online Programs Coffee Chats

The Gies Online Programs Admissions Team has opened up its morning every other Wednesday to meet with you and answer any questions still in your mind. Join us to meet with department leadership and have an in-depth discussion about Gies Online Programs.

February 3 | 11am (CST)
February 17 | 11am (CST)
March 3 | 11am (CST)
March 17 | 11am (CST)
March 31 | 11am (CST)
April 14 | 11am (CST)
April 28 | 11am (CST)

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Online Programs Admissions Webinars

This webinar will provide an overview of Gies Online programs, admission requirements, student experience and interactive curriculum. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the admissions team.

February 10 | 6pm (CST) Register
March 17 | 6pm (CST) Register
April 21 | 6pm (CST) Register

Webinar: IPO-ing during a Pandemic: A Financial Reporting Perspective

January 27 | 2:30 – 3:30pm (CST)

While the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for many startups, the recent bounce back of the stock market plus pent-up investor demand have fueled a new wave of IPOs. In this webinar, Professor Nerissa Brown will discuss how the pandemic has accelerated the stock listings of certain technology and biotech startups. We will also do a deep dive into the prospectus and financial statement filings of some of the biggest IPOs that launched in 2020.

Nerissa Brown is associate professor of accountancy and PwC faculty fellow at Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a former academic fellow of the Office of the Chief Accountant at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Nerissa teaches a graduate course on financial statement analysis and is also the academic director of the BSA/MAS programs at Gies.

Nerissa’s research focuses broadly on corporate financial reporting issues. Her research is published in elite journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science, and Journal of Business Ethics, and has been featured in leading media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, and Bloomberg News. Nerissa holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Maryland and earned her BS and MS degrees in accounting from the University of the West Indies (Jamaica).

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Admissions Office Hours

Meet with the Gies Online Admissions team to get any last-minute application questions answered!

January 27 | 6pm (CST) Register
February 24 | 6pm (CST) Register
March 30 | 6pm (CST) Register
April 28 | 6pm (CST) Register