• U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB as one of nation's "Best Undergraduate Business Programs" in its 2017 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges.

  • The Princeton Review reports UAB Collat School of Business as one of the nation's best in its 2017 edition of "Best 294 Business Schools".

  • The UAB MBA program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 Best Graduate Schools ranking in the top 15% of part-time MBA programs.  The highest ranked part-time program and the largest fully accredited MBA program in Alabama.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks UAB Collat School of Business online undergraduate and graduate programs among the nation's best in the 2017 edition of "Best Online Programs".

  • First business school in Alabama to require internship or similar experience as a part of the curricula.

  • Featured on CNBC Squawk Box and in Bloomberg Businessweek, the three-time international award-winning UAB Green and Gold Fund is a student investment fund that generates significant scholarship funding and has over $550K in assets.

  • In a joint initiative with Innovation Depot in 2014, established the UAB iLab to help students incubate creative ideas and build new businesses while in school.

  • The UAB Center for Sales Leadership is the second of its kind in the southeast to offer training beyond the classroom to business professionals from a range of companies throughout the region.

  • The UAB Professional Sales Certificate is named one of the top sales programs in the nation by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

  • The UAB Charles & Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution (ID) Program is a highly unique degree program, one of only a handful in the U.S., that offers a variety of outstanding career opportunities with a long-standing recognition of student success in the industrial and medical industries.

  • UAB's accounting program has earned endorsement by the Institute of Management Accountants, one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

  • Accreditation by AACSB was achieved in 1973 in record time of just two years – never accomplished before or since by any business school in the world.

  • The UAB accounting program was among the first 18 accounting programs to receive accreditation by AACSB the very first year the association began evaluating accounting programs in 1982.

Mission Statement

We create and disseminate business knowledge that transforms the lives of our students and stakeholders by leveraging our locational advantages for the benefit of our local, national and global constituents. 

Vision Statement

We strive to be a renowned business school focused on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Value Statement

We value:

  • Quality teaching, research, and professional and public service by faculty, staff, and students;
  • Relevance and innovation in curriculum, instructional methods, research, and professional and public service;
  • Intellectual growth, professional and ethical development of our students;
  • A collegial environment of academic freedom and shared governance;
  • Partnerships with our internal and external constituencies;
  • Diversity in our students, faculty, staff and community;
  • High standards of professional, ethical conduct; and a climate that fosters continuous improvement.