Bob Robicheaux, chair of the Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics Department, appeared on FOX 6's Good Day Alabama to discuss the implications of the Marketplace Fairness Act on Alabama coffers (Click below to view the video. Dr. Robicheaux appears at 1:45 after a news report on the U.S. Senate vote).
Seventeen School of Business alumni have been honored with the inaugural UAB Excellence in Business Awards Top 25.
The UAB National Alumni Society, in partnership with the Birmingham Business Journal, organized the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program to identify, recognize, and celebrate the success of UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses. The class of 2013 was recognized at an awards luncheon on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Congratulations to the following School of Business alumni included the inaugural class of 2013:
- Susan B. Brouillette (MBA ‘88) - Alacare Home Health & Hospice
- Uday R. Bhate (MBA ‘77) - BHATE Geosciences Corporation
- Patrick Brannon (MBA ‘10) - Brannon Honda
- Sam Miller (MBA ‘03) - Burton Advertising
- David Benjamin Cork (BS Accounting ‘93) - Cork, Hill & Company, LLC.
- Joseph L. Lilley Jr. (MBA ‘96) - CTS, Inc.
- Ken Jackson (MBA ‘72) - Dudley C. Jackson, Inc.
- Al Ellison (Accounting ‘90) - Ellison & Ellison, P.C.
- Jennifer Ellison (Marketing, ‘91), (Accounting '94) - Ellison & Ellison, P.C.
- Tommie G. Cummings (Accounting ‘75) - Frost Cummings Tidwell Group, LLC.
- Phyllis Hoffman DePiano (Accounting ‘76), Hoffman Media, LLC.
- Brett M. Jovanovich (Management ‘04) - Lifeguard Transportation Service, Inc.
- Donald W. Huey (General Business ‘72) - Magic City Title, Inc.
- Justin R. Craft (Marketing ‘97) - Nowlin & Associates
- Ken R. Taunton (Marketing ‘89) - The Royster Group, Inc.
- Vincent B. Caltagirone, Jr. (Marketing ‘92) - The Stewart Organization, Inc.
Accounting student Meredith Burbank scored 5 offers from top firms, including 2 from the Big Four, during the highly competitive spring internship recruitment season for accounting. Plus, she already has a summer internship lined up with HealthSouth.
Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the international seal of approval for business and accounting programs that insures students receive the most enriching education in business-related programs through high quality, continuous improvement and excellence in education.
UAB is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students through high quality, rigorous standards of faculty and academic programs, and prepares students to be competitive in the business community and graduate school.
“We have good programs, highest-quality faculty — in terms of their currency and their research— and we have good outcomes,” says Wells Fargo Endowed Chair and Dean of the Collat School of Business Dr. Eric P. Jack.
Only approximately 600 business schools world-wide have achieved this seal of excellence and out of that number only 170 schools, including UAB, have achieved accreditation for both business and accounting programs. UAB was among the first 17 accounting programs to receive accreditation by AACSB the very first year the association began evaluating accounting programs in 1982.
As graduates of the Professional Sales Certificate (PSC) program, we want to inform other UAB students that the PSC offers students a means to distinguish themselves as committed professionals in sales and customer service regardless of their major. Students in the program gain a professional understanding of the sales process and customer relationship development. Anyone pursuing a career in sales or wishing to enhance his/her interpersonal communication skills would benefit from the Sales Certificate. All majors from across UAB are eligible to compete for entrance into the program.
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