“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” -Aristotle


  • Three more of our Spring 2018 i-Programs are NOW OPEN for registration on our website! This brings the grand total to 5 i-Programs that are open for registration for the Spring semester! Don’t miss your chance to sign up for these awesome programs, which include IMPRINT, our i-Program that is exclusively offered once a year and brings alumni back to campus to engage with students! Here’s the full lineup of what’s open for registration so far:
    • Intersect: January 20, 2018
    • Innovation: January 27, 2018
    • Inclusion: February 2, 2018
    • Ignite: February 17, 2018
    • Imprint: February 24, 2018

Don’t wait, register by logging into our website today!


December Economics proficiency exams are available for sign-up

December Economics proficiency exams are available for sign-up: http://go.economics.illinois.edu/ProficiencyExams

The exams are scheduled for on-campus (information and sign-up is on the website above). Students must sign-up at least 48 hours in advance or until our forms close when they are full. There is limited capacity available, so please register early.

We offer proficiency exams for Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

Please note that we only allow students to take each proficiency exam once.

Department of Economics

Seats available in BADM 395 Brand Management and BADM 395 Digital Marketing Strategy


BADM 395 section BRM, Brand Management

Marketers recognize that brands are the most valuable assets that a firm can have. Companies sometimes go through turbulent times, but their brands frequently withstand these difficulties and stay over time. As important as brands are for a company’s long-term success, the study of how to build strong brands has been somewhat neglected in business schools’ programs. Brand Management is an advanced Marketing elective that addresses the key issues of brand asset management faced by firms in the 21st century. Brand Management helps to integrate theory and practice in order to provide students with an actionable theoretical framework that they can use in the workplace. Class discussions will focus on providing theoretical tools for uncovering and understanding the associations that consumers establish with their brands, and for predicting the effects of these associations on brand-related judgments and behaviors. This course draws heavily on theories of consumer behavior to explain how consumers react to a firm’s brand strategies. The course will make you aware of current issues in brand management and will encourage discussions about how to address these issues using theoretically sound approaches. This is a starred* elective course for Marketing students. It is required for students to have completed BADM 320 before taking this course.



BADM 395 section DIG, Digital Marketing Strategy

We live in a world with an increasing dependence on digital technologies that impact all aspects of our lives and has disrupted decades-old ways of consuming content, making it increasingly more difficult for traditional marketing to be effective both in terms of cost and impact. However, digital technologies are also a new avenue for marketers to reach their target audiences in more creative and cost efficient ways. The objective of this course is to examine these emerging digital platforms and learn to incorporate them into an effective and impactful digital marketing strategy. This is a starred* elective course for Marketing students.



Gies College of Business Scholarship for recent, unanticipated financial need

The Gies College of Business is once again offering a one-time scholarship available for undergraduate students with need resulting from recent changes in their financial circumstances (e.g. difficulty with tuition, unanticipated expenses, family hardships, etc.). These one-time scholarships range in award amount from $500-$3000, depending upon need. To apply, please complete your application HERE by Friday, December 1st, 2017. If you have questions please contact Kerri Green at kgreen0@illinois.edu.

UIUC Professor seeks student to work part-time on campus

UIUC Professor seeking organized, precise, responsible part-time administrative assistant to work 10-12 hours/week in office. Must be able to come on campus 4-5 times a week for 2-3 hours between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Exact times and days may be negotiated. Tasks include assistance with arranging domestic and overseas travel on line, processing reimbursements, balancing accounts, organizing meetings, completing and proof-reading documents, helping to organize research group activities, etc. Must be proficient with computer and internet.

Please send interest statement and resume to Professor Christina White, mcwhite7@illinois.edu. Pay rate: $14/hr

Elective option- BTW 490: Writing in an Era of Social Media

BTW 490 SPECIAL TOPICS PROF WRITING: Writing in an Era of Social Media

In this class, students will build a professional online web presence, study digital cultures, and familiarize themselves with social media management techniques and software designed for 21st century environments. Many hands-on activities are planned for the class, including learning audio, visual, and video editing techniques as well as website development and design. Students will create social media campaigns, write search engine optimization reports, write reports that visualize data, and design business cards that use augmented reality.

If students would like to know more about me, they can visit my homepage here: http://publish.illinois.edu/johnrgallagher/

John R. Gallagher

Assistant Professor

English Department

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Where/how can I register for courses?

Students register for courses in the Enterprise/Self-Service system, which can be found at:


  • Log in
  • Click ‘Registration and Records’
  • Click ‘Enhanced Registration’
  • Use the ‘Prepare for Registration’ page to see when you can register
  • Use the ‘Plan Ahead’ to create draft schedules, which makes it easier to register later on
  • Click ‘Register for Classes’ when your day and time to register comes!