CCBCU Team PhotoClaude Nielsen, chairman of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, the largest privately-owned bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States, made his first visit to a UAB Collat School of Business class on October 11, 2016, when he spoke to students in the combined undergraduate business capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership through the Eyes of the C-Suite.”

Kyle Baker with kids in IndiaIt’s not every day that you find your calling in Kolkata, India, the third-largest Indian city behind Mumbai and Delhi, but Collat Business student Kyle Baker wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

BSCLinda Flaherty-Goldsmith, President of Birmingham-Southern College, made her first visit as a CEO to a UAB Collat School of Business class when she was the speaker at the combined undergraduate business capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite,” on October 4, 2016. Ms. Flaherty-Goldsmith was just named president in July of this year.

Broughton

When most people conjure up an image of a banker, it is likely not someone who has the traits and characteristics of an entrepreneur, such as risk-taking, being comfortable with ambiguity, and flexibility. However, Tom Broughton, Chief Executive Officer of ServisFirst Bank, is both a banker and an entrepreneur. Broughton made a return visit on September 27, 2016 to the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.”

Campaign Mike Warren

Birmingham’s business leaders are among The Campaign for UAB’s most generous supporters. Hundreds of companies – large and small, local and national – and their foundations have contributed more than $79 million toward our $1 billion goal.

Some were early investors. Others have made their commitments more recently, as opportunities to support new facilities and programs have arisen.

Medical Properties Trust has done both: After committing to a $1 million gift in 2014 to the new Collat School of Business building, the company doubled that promise in 2016.

 DSC7740In addition to the rigorous and innovative courses and service learning opportunities offered to students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Honors College, this fall they will also have their pick of unique co-curricular and extracurricular activities with the selection of the college’s 2016-2017 Honors Faculty Fellows.

Blazer Innovation Challenge logoThe Collat School of Business and the UAB Innovation Lab (iLab) are launching a new "Shark Tank"-style competition this fall in which UAB students can win up to $5,000 to help get their big ideas off the ground.

Meet employersThe Annual Meet the Employers event hosted by Beta Alpha Psi, UAB Chapter was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in the ballroom of the UAB Hill University Center. Representatives from 22 firms and 65 UAB accounting students attended the event for a chance to get to know each other in a casual setting and explore the possible fit for a future internships and/or employment.

HR

The UAB Collat School of Business students now have the opportunity to major in human resources with a dedicated Bachelor of Science in human resource management degree program. Previously, Collat offered a degree in management with a concentration in human resources. This new degree will expand upon that increasingly popular program, and is now enrolling students.