Collat School of Business



MISSION:
We create and disseminate business knowledge that transforms the lives of our students and stakeholders by leveraging our locational advantages for the benefit of our community, state and global constituents.

VISION: We strive to be a renowned business school focused on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

STRATEGIC PLAN SUMMARY: The UAB Collat School of Business will be a school of business renowned for its leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship.  High expectations for teaching, faculty scholarship, and student success; servant leadership with shared governance; and the values of integrity, diversity, excellence, collegiality and collaboration provide the foundation for attaining the school’s five goals of sustained growth, distinctive programs, value-added partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and program-centric infrastructure.

Growth

Goal: Deliver innovative educational programs that stimulate growth, student success and financial sustainability.

Objectives:

  • Increase credit hours and head count by 50 percent.
  • Increase retention and the number of graduates.
  • Increase number of online degree programs.
  • Develop minors and certificates.
  • Expand professional development programs.
  • Increase student success.

Programs

Goal: Deliver excellent educational programs to positively impact economic development in our region through UAB’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Objectives:

  • Deliver a graduate certificate in technology commercialization.
  • Deliver an undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship.
  • Develop intellectual capacity and capabilities to support this institute.
  • Increase faculty engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Partnerships

Goal: Build value-added partnerships that serve our community, enhance student success and diversify our revenue streams.

Objectives:

  • Develop MBA dual-degree programs (MD/MBA, DMD/MBA, OD/MBA).
  • Deliver leadership training for emerging health care leaders.
  • Deliver professional continuing education courses for health care professionals.
  • Create a Leadership Institute.

Engagement

Goal: Support faculty and staff development and empower them to take ownership of our School’s programs.

Objectives:

  • Support professional development for faculty and staff.
  • Support faculty research.
  • Develop and support faculty tracks to allow faculty to serve in different ways.
  • Develop program managers and core course coordinators.

Infrastructure

Goal: Acquire needed facilities and leverage technology to support excellence in teaching, research and service.

Objectives:

  • Develop plans for a new School of Business Building.
  • Raise funds to construct a new School of Business building.
  • Invest in technology and back-office support to enhance teaching and learning.