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School Spotlight

UAB Accounting Program Earns Prestigious Endorsement by IMA

IMA sealThe University of Alabama at Birmingham is proud to announce that the Collat School of Business accounting program has earned endorsement by IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.

IMA's Endorsement of Higher Education initiative recognizes programs that meet high educational standards, enabling students to pursue and earn the Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) credential.

Read more about the IMA endorsement HERE.


Building to House UAB's Collat School of Business, B.L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Approved by Board

Collat campus map locationStage one planning for a new building that will house the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business and B.L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been approved by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.

The facility is being supported by two major gifts from the Joy and Bill Harbert Foundation, Inc., and Medical Properties Trust, Inc.

The new building seeks to provide adequate space for growth of the Collat School of Business and Harbert IIE through creating multidimensional learning and collaborative spaces that include breakout rooms for team projects, engaging space for entrepreneurial projects, a financial literacy training room, labs for behavioral research and sales presentations, career service space, and study rooms for students.

Learn more about the project as well as the major gifts HERE.


Collat Tops Hundreds of Universities in International Investments Competition

CME JuneA team from UAB's Collat School of Business has taken home second place in a futures trading competition against more than 500 teams from 226 universwities representing 37 countries.

CME Group's Trading Challenge is an electronic investments trading competition in which teams of undergraduate and graduate students trade a variety of CME Group products from multiple asset classes in a simulated trading environment on a real-time trading platform.  The competition is designed to provide student teams with an educational experience consistent with that of professional trading.

Find out more about the Trading Challenge HERE.


UAB Brings Savings Lessons to Birmingham City Students

TeachChildrenSaveLogoNearly 1,500 middle school students from Birmingham City Schools recently learned the importance of basic finances from University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty, staff, and students during the national Teach Children to Save event.

Students from Green Acres Middle School, Huffman Middle School, Inglenook K-8 School, Phillips Academy, Smith Middle School, Wilkerson Middle School, and Wylam K-8 School participated in the event, which supported Financial Literacy Month.

Check out the lessons the kids learned HERE.


What's Next for Recent Business Graduates?

Recent GradsWhere are undergraduates from the UAB Collat School of Business heading after college?

Take a look at a few graduates and find out where they have decided to apply their business skills in the next phase of their career or academic education.