The University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat 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.
“We spent the past two years researching how best to improve the learning experience for our students,” said Eric Jack, Ph.D., dean of the UAB Collat School of Business. “We learned that the best thing we can do is create a consortium of students and classes where education and collaboration occur naturally and symmetrically.”
MBA students have the opportunity to focus on several areas of concentration, such as finance, healthcare management or information technology management, and they may also earn graduate certificates in other areas, such as social media, with a few extra electives. Dual degrees are also offered in conjunction with the Schools of Health Professions (MBA-MSHA) and Public Health (MBA-MPH).
“Students will take a defined sequence of courses where learning builds upon the previous courses; they will also advance with their same classmates throughout the program in order to develop the art of collaboration and build the lifelong relationships that will help them succeed when they become business leaders,” said Kenneth L. Miller, Ed.D., director of the UAB MBA program.
|U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UAB’s part-time MBA program as the best in Alabama. The Princeton Review, for the seventh consecutive year, featured UAB in its 2013 edition of the “Best 296 Business Schools.”|
The UAB MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It requires 36 hours for completion and is designed so working students taking two courses per term can earn the advanced degree in two years. Students wishing to enroll full-time can finish in one year.
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UAB’s part-time MBA program as the best in Alabama. The Princeton Review, for the seventh consecutive year, featured UAB in its 2013 edition of the “Best 296 Business Schools.”
“Our top objective with the UAB MBA program is to prepare graduates for higher leadership roles so they can advance their careers and advance their lives,” said Jack.
Applications for the fall 2013 term close July 1.