Collat “Excellence in Business” Winners Honored at Reception, Luncheon


Excellence businessThe 2014 Excellence in Business Top 25 award winners were recently feted by the Collat School of Business and the National Alumni Society in recognition of their exceptional business success. In partnership with the Birmingham Business Journal, UAB’s National Alumni Society selected the top 25 alumni who own or operate successful businesses. Ten Collat alumni were celebrated among this year’s honorees.


UAB Online Accounting Programs Ranked Nationally recently acknowledged UAB's online Bachelor of Science in accounting and online Master of Accounting; as top national online degree programs.

The online programs feature the same award-winning faculty that teaches on-campus classes. In addition, UAB’s online bachelor’s accounting program allows students to roll credits directly to the master’s in accounting program, fast-tracking their time to complete the master’s program.


Messina Appointed an Endowed Chair of Alumni and Friends Professorship in Accounting

MessinaDr. Frank Messina, an accounting professor at UAB Collat School of Business, has been appointed an endowed chair of the Alumni and Friends Professorship in Accounting by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. This honor is bestowed to him for his distinguished commitment to serving UAB, fostering student success, and enhancing the Birmingham business community.


UAB Researcher Publishes Paper on OSS Innovation in Business

laptopA researcher from the UAB's Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods recently published a paper on the innovation potential of businesses’ using open source software communities.

The paper, from Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D., assistant professor of information systems, and titled “Balancing on a tightrope: Managing the boundaries of a firm-sponsored OSS community and its impact on innovation and absorptive capacity,” was published in the January issue of Information and Organization.


Collat Student and Professor Selected as 2014 UAB President's Diversity Award Winners

Ariel SmithA Collat School of Business student and a Collat professor are being honored with the 2014 President's Awards for Diversity. The Vice President for Equity and Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success recently recognized UAB’s outstanding leaders for their commitment and contributions to diversity on campus. The Collat School of Business is pleased to have student Ariel Smith and Professor Jenice Prather-Kinsey honored for their efforts to improve diversity.


UAB Collat Team Makes Final Four in CFA Institute Research Classic- Southern


CFA Classic2014The UAB Collat Business team placed 4th at the CFA Institute Research Classic in Alpharetta, GA on February 22, 2014. The UAB team mentored by Professor Andreas Rauterkus and consisting of team members Katherine Crawford, James Lucas, Ryan McCoy, Kamini Patel and Lee Whitworth competed with prestigious schools from Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.


Record Number of Students Form 2015 Cohort of Collat Business Honors Program


2015 Cohort of Collat Business Honors ProgramAn all-time high 35 students have been admitted to the Collat School of Business Honors Program as members of the class of 2015 cohort.


Collat Alumni Honored With Excellence in Business Awards



Ten UAB Collat School of Business alumni have been honored with the 2014 UAB Excellence in Business Awards Top 25 Awards.

Each year, the UAB National Alumni Society partners with the Birmingham Business Journal to identify, recognize, and honor the successes of UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses. The class of 2014 honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon held Friday, March 8th at the UAB Alumni House.


Collat Receives Large Gift for Healthcare Leadership

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The Collat School of Business recently received a $125,000 gift from Amy and Duane Donner for its Healthcare Leadership Academy. Founded in 2009, the academy is a joint collaboration between the Collat School of Business and School of Medicine, and it has helped the university retain promising health-focused faculty and staff. The academy’s mission is to identify and develop future leaders of the UAB academic medical center.