ServisFirst CEO Says Bank’s Name is its Strategy

ServiceFirst BroughtonTom Broughton, Chief Executive Officer of ServisFirst Bank, recently told students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite” that his company’s competitive advantage is based on its ability to build service relationships with its customers. Broughton made a return visit to the Collat School of Business on November 18, 2014.

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HealthSouth CEO Shows Students the Disciplined Approach to Strategy

HLS GroupJay Grinney, Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth Corporation, described the ten-year journey he has made at the company to redraw its strategy and make it a success. Grinney made a return visit to the UAB Collat School of Business on November 11, 2014 when he met with students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.”

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Alacare President Says His Business is a Commitment to the Community

Alacare GroupJohn Beard, Chairman and President of Alacare Home Health and Hospice, recently told students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite” that his company’s mission is to serve the health needs of the homebound citizens of Alabama.

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New UAB Innovation Lab Hosts Open House November 13

Innovation depotThe Collat School of Business will host an open house for the brand new UAB Innovation Lab at Innovation Depot on Thursday, November 13 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to drop in to tour the new suite inside Innovation Deport, network with faculty and students, and learn about the programs and workshops offered by the lab.

The lab serves as collaborative teaching space for students to expand their entrepreneurship thinking. Students will be able to work with the emerging businesses housed at Innovation Depot to gain a first-hand experience on starting a business and to learn what it’s like working in a startup environment.

In addition to being a teaching space, the lab will also be an early phase business accelerator for student-led companies, as well as those developed by UAB faculty members. These companies receive coaching and mentoring from Collat’s faculty on everything from market research to business plans and serve as a farm team for Innovation Depot.

The open house will take place in Suite E-126 at Innovation Depot, 1500 First Avenue North in Birmingham, on November 13 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Advice to Students From Hibbett Sports C-Suite: “Meet Needs”

HibbettHibbett Sports CEO Jeffry Rosenthal and Chief Merchant Jared Briskin met with students in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite,” on October 28, 2014, to discuss their company’s strategy.

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Asking for Your Help to Help Others Succeed

 

“Great business schools have the support of the community that they serve, and being named the Collat School of Business is an example of our relationship with the community,” says Dean Eric Jack.  “We are so very grateful to the Collat family for the transformative gift, and are now asking you to be part of something big and help us succeed because we’re helping others succeed.”

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CEO Says “Culture Wins Over Strategy” at Regions

 

Regions 315x230Regions Financial Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Grayson Hall discussed his company’s strategy with students in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite,” on October 21, 2014. This was Mr. Hall’s third visit since becoming CEO in 2011.

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UAB Listed among Top Schools to Earn an MBA

 
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Its ties to local business, strong curriculum and knowledgeable faculty are among the reasons UAB's Collat School of Business was named among “The 296 Best Business Schools” by The Princeton Review in its 2015 edition.

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Energen CEO Describes His Company’s ‘Pure Play” Strategy

 

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James McManus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energen Corporation, recently gave students in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite” an up-close look at a “pure play” strategy.

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