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.


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.


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.”


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.


Collat School of Business Marks 50 Years of Civil Rights Progress

Bham Biz Proj 200The UAB Collat School of Business recently hosted a night of reflection on the impact of the civil rights movement on Birmingham business since the 1960s.


UAB Collat School of Business Named One of the Best in the Nation

BestBizSchooljpgThe UAB Collat School of Business is one of the most outstanding business schools in the nation, according to The Princeton Review in the new 2014 edition of its book, "The Best 295 Business Schools”.


Retail Day Recognizes Top Alabama Retailers

Retail DayThe UAB Collat School of Business marked Retail Day with an event that celebrated the top retailers in Alabama, and allowed UAB business students to meet those business leaders and hear their advice and success stories.