“Social Entrepreneur” Visits with Strategy Students

HICAAlthough she has never described herself as one, Isabel Rubio is a “social entrepreneur.” Rubio is the founder and CEO of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, and she recently discussed her organization and its strategy with students in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite”.

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UAB Unveils New Collat School of Business Sign at Celebration

The Collat School of Business unveiled a sign at a celebration on November 4th, marking its recent naming in honor of longtime supporters Charles and Patsy Collat.

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Students Compare Business and Hospital Strategies

CEH TeamBrian Spraberry, CEO of the Callahan Eye Hospital, made his first visit to the Collat School of Business on October 29, 2013 when he discussed his organization and its strategy with students in the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite”.

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Professors Inducted into the ACEE Hall of Fame

ACEEProfessor Sarah Culver and Adjunct Professor Julie Kornegay were recently inducted into the Alabama Economic Educators’ Hall of Fame.  The honor is awarded to exceptional teachers  dedicated to their students in directly developing economic ways of thinking and problem solving, which will ensure their future as informed consumers, knowledgeable savers and investors, productive members of management and the workforce, and effective citizens in today’s local, state, national and global economics.

Professor Culver received special recognition for her leadership and commitment to the annual Economics Challenge, a state and national competition for high school students designed to increase their understanding of and interest in economics.

Collat School of Business Dean Starts Faculty/Staff Campaign

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Eric P. Jack, Ph.D., dean of the Charles and Patsy Collat School of Business, is leading The Campaign for UAB—and his school—by example. He made a significant initial gift to establish a faculty/staff campaign in the school.

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Strategy Students See Business Disciplines in Action at Hibbett Sports

HibbettHibbett Sports CEO Jeffry Rosenthal and merchandising chief Becky Jones were the visiting “C-Suite” executives at the October 15, 2013 class meeting of the combined undergraduate capstone and MBA class, “Strategic Leadership Through the Eyes of the C-Suite.”

Mr. Rosenthal and Ms. Jones demonstrated to students how strategy is interwoven with various other business disciplines, including: information systems; supply chain management; real estate management; marketing; and finance. For example, Mr. Rosenthal described the company’s “clustered expansion” strategy in which the company expands only within a short driving distance of existing stores, melding its growth strategy with its inventory management.

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Successful Entrepreneur Discusses Strategy with Students

MPT GroupEdward K. Aldag, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Medical Properties Trust, Inc., described his journey as an entrepreneur to students recently in the combined MBA and undergraduate capstone class “Strategic leadership through the eyes of the C-Suite.”

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Students Talk Entrepreneurship at MBA Luncheon

Panel2Entrepreneurship is a journey that requires passion and compassion at the same time, says serial entrepreneur and Collat School of Business alumnae Kathryn Freeland.

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