The Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics Department features a traditional undergraduate degree program in marketing and industrial distribution. We offer several significant and differential programs that complement the outstanding medical and engineering community resources in Birmingham and the tremendous ongoing growth opportunities for faculty and students in the vibrant Birmingham metropolitan area. The department is achieving considerable success in attracting students and stimulating innovative and cross-disciplinary research with these innovative programs:

Medical Equipment & Supplies Distribution

Professional Sales Certificate

Retail Excellence

The UAB Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics (MIDE) is a leading source for the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of marketing, economics and industrial distribution. We provide academic programs dealing with the management of business functions that determine the success of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Undergraduate degrees are offered in marketing, economics and industrial distribution. Our faculty participates in the MBA program and in the Administrative Health Sciences Ph.D. program. Within each of our distinct programs of study, opportunities exist for tailoring coursework to provide more concentrated areas of study.

In addition to the traditional degree programs we offer several significant and differential programs that complement the outstanding medical and engineering community resources in Birmingham and the tremendous growth opportunities for faculty and students in the vibrant Birmingham metropolitan area.

Our programs are 100% MARKET ORIENTED. We are committed to producing outstanding graduates for employers.  All that we do is designed to provide the finest level of instruction of the most relevant information so that our graduates are prepared for a world of exciting and profitable careers.

If you have a question that is not answered on this site, please contact us and we will get an answer or information to you in a timely manner.


Mike Whittmann 2016 
Mike Wittmann, Ph.D.
Professor / Chair
Marketing, Industrial Distribution & Economics

UAB Collat School of Business, room 219
(205) 934-1271