(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana University has announced a $3 million gift from Grant Thornton LLP, a leading consulting and accounting firm.
The gift will establish the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, an interdisciplinary institute that will span IU Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.
GT-IDEA is aligned with the core mission of Grant Thornton’s Advisory Services’ consulting practice, which helps businesses create value and innovate, solve problems and strategic challenges, and manage risks, governance demands, and policy and regulatory obligations. GT-IDEA students will gain experience working on real industry issues, engage in case studies and competitions, and benefit from interactions with established risk assessment and management practitioners from Grant Thornton.
This innovative approach to learning is designed to prepare students to become the next generation of even more effective industry leaders. It will deepen Grant Thornton’s relationship with IU, allowing the professional services firm to recruit deserving students who are well versed in risk assessment and management.