An advisory council of HR and management professionals serves as a resource to the program by aligning the curriculum with industry needs. This ensures that students are prepared for a career in the profession. Council members provide practitioner review of and input to curriculum, learning objectives and class content to ensure alignment with the constantly changing business environment. Council members also serve as mentors, sponsor internships at their companies, and offer project assignments for students
- Gini Bell, Southern Research Institute, Senior Director Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tina Carter-Tilashalski, Altec, Inc., Compensation Manager, email@example.com
- Forrest Cook, SS Nesbitt, Senior HR/Benefits Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Faure, Mspark, Director Human Resources, JFaure@Mspark.com
- Susan Hengel, Regions, EVP Learning & Development, Susan.Hengel@Regions.com
- Jay Morrow, O'Neal, Director of Human Resources, email@example.com
- Mike Moss, Former EVP Corporate Training Regions , Bank, Retired, Smmoss@Yahoo.com
- Ken Nichols, Alagasco, Manager Professional Development, Ken.Nichols@spireenergy.com
- Patricia Osborne, BBVA Compass, Talent Business Partner, Senior Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janet Parker, Regions, EVP HR Corporate Support Group, Janet.Parker@Regions.com
- Kate Ray, Synovus, Human Resources Manager, email@example.com
- Jennifer Sanders, DirectPath, LLC, EVP HR & Operations, Jsanders@directpathhealth.com
- Graham Sisson, Governor's Office on Disability (GOOD), Graham.Sisson@good.alabama.gov
- Heather Smith, Regions, SVP HR Corporate Support Group, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean Tanner, Mayer Electric Supply Co., Inc., VP HR & People Development, email@example.com
- Chris Winchester, Altec, Inc., Talent Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods (MISQ). This department supports the school’s mission through a diverse group of active researchers and teacher-scholars who are engaged with students in both undergraduate and MBA programs. We also work closely with the professional community to ensure student success through hands-on experiential learning with real-world projects and internships.
The department has three undergraduate programs - Management, Human Resource Management and Information Systems along with the responsibility for teaching courses in Quantitative Methods. For the MBA program, our faculty also teaches several courses in these three areas. The Management program covers a wide body of knowledge including leadership, strategy, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, human resources management, operations management and supply chain management. Students have the opportunity to major in general management, business administration, and human resource management. In the Human Resource Management program, students will learn a variety of marketable skills, such as how to attract, motivate and reward employees, effectively manage business operations, think strategically and work within the legal environment of business. The Information Systems program focuses on how information systems are used to achieve business objectives and covers a broad body of knowledge including systems project management, systems analysis and design, data management, software application development and programming, information assurance and security, telecommunications and network security. Students have the opportunity to major in information systems with optional clusters for subtopics within IS such as application development, systems development, information security and forensics.The Quantitative Methods area covers the body of knowledge for decision sciences including probability and statistics, forecasting, optimization (using deterministic and stochastic models) and simulation.
The department is proud to offer degree programs in the traditional classroom setting, completely online and a combination of both offerings.
We are pleased that you are interested in our programs. If you have a question that is not answered on this site, please contact us and we will respond in a timely manner.
Jack Howard, Ph.D.
Interim Chair / Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods
UAB Collat School of Business, room 319C