Katrina Clayton Taylor townley 1The 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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks six online undergraduate and graduate degree programs at theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham among the nation’s best, including four programs and schools that moved up several spots from a year ago. The latest rankings were released in the 2016 edition of “Best Online Programs,” available online atwww.usnews.com.

Kaycey Martindale IDKaycey 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.

BH ProAssuranceStancil 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.

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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 March 1, 2016

See UAB Education Abroad for more details or contact Dr. Bunn directly at mbunn@uab.edu or (205) 975-7116.




BH CEHBrian 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.

BH HealthSouth 400Jay Grinney, chief executive officer of HealthSouth Corporation, says that when setting its strategy his company has confronted and then embraced the upheaval currently underway in how health care providers are paid. Grinney made a return visit to the UAB Collat School of Business on November 3, 2015 when he met with students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.”

Talent recruitment projectThe Birmingham Business Alliance invited students from Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, and UAB Collat School of Business to participate in their Talent Recruitment Project on October 30th, 2015. This annual event attracts high-caliber talent to Birmingham for an opportunity to connect with local companies. Eleven Collat students, juniors and seniors, participated in the event.

The student participants connected with Birmingham company recruiters from BBVA Compass, Greenway Health, Northwestern Mutual, Robert Half, Southern Company, UAB, Viva Health, and Warren Averitt to explore the various career facets of the corporations. BBVA Compass, Greenway Health, Robert Half and Southern Company recruiters served on a panel to discuss the importance of academic performance, internships, interview preparation, creativity, and professionalism. The conversation continued over lunch at the Region’s Harbert Summit Club overlooking the city of Birmingham.

project management tipsHave you ever dreamed of running a Broadway theater? Managing a lab, clinic or PR practice? Bringing an engineering marvel to market? Business classes provide that extra oomph to your resume that shows you’re ready to become a leader in your profession. Minors, certificates and elective courses provide knowledge and experience in social media strategies, entrepreneurship, management and more. Turn your passion into a career!

The Collat School of Business offers many courses that are open to all UAB students regardless of major. These courses have no business prerequisites.