The UAB Green and Gold Fund, a student-led financial fund that has grown nearly $250,000 since inception, wins a third consecutive Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) international championship in the Alternative category. They took home the title because they had the most superior risk-adjusted returns of any university in their category.
Linscomb & Williams has announced that Sheri Robinson (UAB AC '92) will be leading its new office in Birmingham, AL. Sheri will provide wealth management strategies including comprehensive financial planning and investment management.
"You're really only an artist when you're on stage," says soul singer Paul Janeway (left) of St. Paul and the Broken Bones. "The rest of the time, you're a small-business owner."
Hear Paul's story and find out how he is benefiting from UAB's new online accounting program. Plus, hear some great music!
Business Alabama Magazine highlights our new master of science degree in management information systems, our new MBA curriculum, and our new social media graduate certificate in this month's issue-
Newly tooled degrees and career boosters from Alabama’s business schools
The UAB School of Business has streamlined and modernized its MBA program. The new, sequenced courses are designed to build upon each other as students progress together, providing a clear path of study with peers who have taken the same courses. The changes take effect fall semester 2013.
Eric Jack, Ph.D., who has served as the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business interim dean since October 2012, has been named to the permanent post following a nationwide search.
International Banking Expert and Professor, Andreas Rauterkus, Discusses Possible Levy on Bank Accounts
U.S. News & World Report ranks the UAB School of Business No. 73 for part-time MBA program – that is the highest ranking in this category of any business school in the state of Alabama. The latest rankings were released in the 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” and UAB’s ranking is part of the “Best Business Schools” category.
According to rankings released March 12, voted on in 2012, the UAB School of Business climbs 15 spots from a previous ranking of No. 87. U.S. News & World Report recognizes that many MBA students take courses in the evenings and on weekends and the rankings are based on how well schools work with students in balancing work, life and classes.
Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks professional-school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. The rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. For the rankings, indicator and opinion data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 9,600 academics and professionals.
UAB Media Relations
The Birmingham Business Journal reports that mortgage lending is still low but new development spreads hope. Andreas Rauterkus, UAB professor of finance, is quoted in the article about the low number of originations for purchases since 2005. “The decline in home lending is a reflection of the slump in the housing market,” says Rauterkus. “He said with the low number of home sales, coupled with more stringent mortgage regulations, it’s no surprise there’s been a drop in new purchase originations.
“It should have been just as difficult to get a mortgage in 2005, but lenders lowered their standards, and that’s what got us in this trouble in the first place,” he said. “Also since home values have declined, it’s hard to sell a house without being underwater on the mortgage. He added that the low-interest rate environment has encouraged more borrowers to refinance their loans.
- Professionals in Technology-Related Careers Share First-Hand Experience
- Building Academic Programs at UAB School of Business
- Business Student Jit Patel Featured in UAB Magazine
- Alumni Honored as Top Young Professionals
- UAB Business Students Give Back to Community While Gaining Practical Experience
- Provost Names Finalists for School of Business Dean
- UAB School of Business Makes Top Social Media List
- UAB Online Accounting Program Earns Top 10 Ranking
- UAB Business Class is Lesson for Students and CEOs
- What Is Going to Happen in 2013?