Lead Gift of $1 Million From Medical Properties Trust to Support New Building for UAB’s Collat School of Business

bldg int 315Medical Properties Trust, Inc. has donated $1 million to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to serve as a lead gift in funding a new state-of-the-art building for the Collat School of Business and Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Charles Collat Tells Strategy Students to ‘Do Good and Be Better’

 
Collat strategies class 315Nancy Collat Goedecke, CEO and Chair of Mayer Electric Company, and Charles Collat, Sr., Chair Emeritus of the company, were the first guests in the Fall 2014 strategy course, “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.” The course is a combined undergraduate honors course and MBA course which is a “capstone” experience for students, designed to bring together a variety of business disciplines in the study of business strategy.

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UAB and Alabama Retail Association to Honor State’s Top Retailers

by Katherine Shonesy

retail day2The University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business is partnering with the Alabama Retail Associationto present the 33rd annual Retailers of the Year at a Sept. 23 awards luncheon.

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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.

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Service Learning Courses Offer Real Life Experience

 

More and more UAB students are searching for opportunities that allow them to engage in real-life learning outside the classroom, and that desire is evident in the number of service learning courses at UAB. In the most recent academic year, the number of service learning courses jumped 9.3%, and that percentage is expected to grow even more in 2014-2015.

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Employers on Campus to Learn Keys to Recruiting Top Talent

 

Employer drive inOver 40 employers were on campus July 24th, 2014 for the UAB Collat School of Business “Employer Drive-in” lunch, learning about ways to position their organization to attract highly qualified candidates for internships and post-graduation employment. Along with the opportunity to hear straight from Collat students, guests met and interacted with Collat faculty, staff and administration while learning more about Collat’s academic departments, and unique, innovative programs. 

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UAB’s Collat School of Business Partners with High School Students to Make Birmingham Better

 
business school projectStudent scholars from the Collat School of Business are working with area high school students this month on a research project to discover opportunities to improve social and economic conditions in Birmingham.

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UAB Collat School of Business Students Gain Competitive Edge with Internships

 
Intern collageUAB Collat Business students are flooding the local business scene and putting their knowledge to work year round to gain a decided edge and boost employment prospects.

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Tutoring Lab Seeks Student Tutors for Fall

Tutoring lab The tutoring lab opened in the BEC in January 2014 as a free service to all students taking business courses. Courses that receive special emphasis include AC 200, AC 201, BUS 110, EC 210, EC 211, FN 310, MA 105, MA 106, QM 214, and QM 215.

Students with an aptitude for these courses are encouraged to apply. Tutors earn $8.50 per hour. Lead tutors, who also manage the tutoring lab on their shifts, earn $10.50 per hour.

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