April 21, 2009

Media Contact: Andrew Hayenga

205-934-1676 or ahayenga@uab.edu





BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business has announced the reorganization of its academic departments effective the first summer semester of 2009 after receiving approval from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees last week.

“The realignment of our departments is a key initial step in meeting our school’s goal to enhance and grow both our student-focused academic programs and our breakthrough research,” said David Klock, Ph.D., dean of the UAB School of Business.

The reorganization will reduce the number of business departments from four to three. The new departments will be:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics
  • Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

“The realignment of programs gives us a unique opportunity to enhance and grow curriculum by creating highly competitive cross-disciplinary programs that should be more desirable to both students and their prospective employers,” Klock said.

“These changes, coupled with unique paid student internships and career opportunities created by UAB’s location in the heart of Alabama’s largest business center, should build on our momentum toward becoming a destination business school for students and a must-visit school for employers seeking a diverse, high-achieving student population,” Klock said.

About UAB

The UAB School of Business is located in the heart of Alabama’s largest city and business center. For more information on how the school’s Birmingham location provides unique internship and other out-of-the-classroom experiences, log on to http://www.uab.edu/business/home/.


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