The Bridge to Success Project, a program established by the Academic and Small Business Alliance (ASBA), selects Collat School of Business students to intern with small and Diverse Business Enterprises (DBEs) in order to establish mutually beneficial relationships that will allow DBEs to build capacity for UAB supplier opportunities, students to get hands-on experiences and UAB to partner with the underserved community.
The Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is enriching its coursework by requiring all students to complete an internship or similar experience prior to graduation. Collat is the first business school in Alabama to make this requirement a part of the curricula.
Kaycey Martindale, a fall 2015 graduate of the UAB Collat School of Business, has recently accepted a job offer with Ryerson, Inc., a leading metals manufacturer and distributor in North America. Out of 1,800 nationwide applicants, Martindale was one of 15 chosen for employment with Ryerson. His degree in Industrial Distribution, he says, is what helped him stand apart from the other applicants.
Stancil Starnes, Chairman and CEO of ProAssurance Corporation, told students on November 17, 2015 in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite” that the choice between cost and care in health care is not only a strategic threat for business but also the most significant public policy issue facing them generally.
Travel with UAB Education Abroad to Italy this summer, May 16- June 10, 2016, and gain an understanding of the history, people and business climate of northern Italy and how these factors make Italy a hotbed for design and innovation. Learn to transfer this research on Italy to other countries to identify the context for innovations across the globe by studying both management process and multi-sector policy actions.
UAB has partnered with CIMBA Italy to offer an Education Abroad experience in Italy that allows students to earn 6 credit hours in 4 weeks by taking International Culture, Commerce and Innovation in Italy taught by Collat Professor Michele Bunn and one other course that can be selected from CIMBA Italy.
Students will attend class each week for 4 days and have 2-3 days of independent travel. Application deadline is February 15th, 2016
See UAB Education Abroad for more details or contact Dr. Bunn directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 975-7116.
Brian Spraberry, CEO of Callahan Eye Hospital, made a return visit to the Collat School of Business on November 10, 2015 when he met with students in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite.”
Callahan Eye Hospital is a member of the UAB Health System. It is located in the heart of the UAB medical campus on University Boulevard. Mr. Spraberry described the hospital’s strategic mission as taking care of people with blinding eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, and disorders related to the retina and cornea. Unlike the rest of the 1,000-bed UAB Health System, Callahan Eye Hospital delivers almost all of its services on an outpatient basis, both in the UAB campus building as well as in several satellite clinics around Birmingham.
Just one week before Mr. Spraberry’s visit, students in the class met with Jay Grinney, CEO of HealthSouth Corporation, an investor-owned provider of inpatient rehabilitation services and outpatient home health and hospice services. Mr. Spraberry explained that because Callahan Eye Hospital does not have investors, it reinvests all of its profits back into the operation of the hospital.