UAB's Collat School of Business has maintained its prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accreditation for both the business and the accounting programs. Only 1 percent of business schools worldwide are accredited in both.

The annual UAB EXPO that celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship of undergraduate students was held on April 14, 2017 at the Hill Student Center. Collat School of Business students and faculty brought home top prizes from the expo.

UAB alumnus Chad Hagwood is one of Birmingham’s top commercial real estate finance professionals, so it’s no surprise that he’s especially over-the-moon about this aspect of the new Collat School of Business building: Location, location, location.

Chris EdmondsAssociate professor Chris Edmonds, Ph.D., was selected by the UAB Retention and Graduation Committee to receive the UAB Faculty Student Success Award for 2017-2018.

linaa rahmanEconomics major Linaa Rohman from Hoover received a 2017 Student Excellence Award recently at a banquet ceremony hosted by Student Involvement & Leadership.

HLA 2017aLaunched in 2009, the Healthcare Leadership Academy – a collaboration between UAB’s Collat School of Business and the School of Medicine – attracts some of UAB’s busiest faculty and staff, who seek to develop their leadership skills by investing in teamwork and individual learning.

For many students, enrolling at a community college is the best option for their education. They may need to ease into college at a smaller school or want to earn an associate degree before attending a four-year institution.

Regardless of the reason, transfer students comprised 17 percent of UAB’s student population this past fall. More than half of those transfers were from two-year institutions, and more than a quarter enrolled in the Collat School of Business.

Digital World 3This is a good time to be a young professional in Birmingham. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Magic City ranks in the top 10 nationally in young professional growth, increasing at a rate triple the national average between 2010 and 2015. In a recent survey of thousands of small-business owners nationwide, Birmingham was named the top city in the country for millennial entrepreneurs. The city is also home to established, employee-hungry leaders in health care, banking, biotechnology and energy, along with a wide range of technology services firms that work closely with those major players.

MBA Class ayersU.S. News & World Report ranks UAB’s MBA program among the nation’s best. The latest rankings were released March 14 in the 2018 edition of the Best Graduate Schools guidebook, available online at usnews.com.