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General Collat Information

General Collat Information

Where is the Collat School of Business located?

The physical address for the Collat School of Business is 710 13th Street South in Birmingham, Alabama.

Is there parking at the Collat School of Business?

Parking for the Collat School of Business is only available to staff, faculty and visitors.  Students should park in their specific zone parking assignment.  Visitors should talk with the staff or faculty member that extended an invitation to the building for a parking pass. 

How can I visit the Collat School of Business?

We would love to have you visit the Collat School of Business.  We are proud of our building, staff, faculty and students.  Come see us!  For more information about scheduling a visit or speaking with our recruitment director, Brandon Cox, click here.

How much does it cost to go to UAB?

Please visit this site to learn more about the cost of attendance at UAB.

Does the Collat School of Business offer online classes?

Classes are available in a variety of formats and times.  You can find classes offered in the daytime, evening and online. 

What times are classes offered for business?

Classes are available in a variety of formats and times.  You can find classes offered in the daytime, evening and online. 

Experiential Learning Requirement and Internships

Experiential Learning Requirement and Internships

What is the Experiential Learning Requirement?

All degree-seeking students in the Collat School of Business entering in the fall 2015 Semester or later are required to engage in one of several options for an Experiential Learning credit. You should work with your academic advisor to determine which option is the best fit for you.  More info...

Is an internship required to get a business degree?

An internship is not required to get a business degree.  However, an experiential learning credit is required.  An internship is a very popular way to satisfy the experiential learning requirement.  More info...

How do I get approved to take the internship class?

All business majors should contact their departmental internship coordinator to learn about approval for the internship credit. 

What will satisfy the experiential learning requirement?

There are several options to satisfy the experiential learning requirement such as internships, service learning classes, research, the business honors program and more.  More info... 

Who is my internship coordinator?

The internship coordinator for each area can be found here.

When can I start my internship?

Talk with your academic advisor and Collat Career Services about the best time for you to have an internship. 

How do I learn about internship opportunities?

The best way to learn about internship opportunities is through the Collat Career Services office and Handshake, UAB’s official career management tool.  

If I already have a job can I use that as my internship?

If you already have a job that gives you experience in your career goals, talk with your academic advisor and the internship coordinator to see if that experience can satisfy the experiential requirement.  This will vary by department and major.  In the Collat School of Business, we believe it is important to graduate with both a degree and practical experience that will make you more competitive in the job market. 

Collat Student Organizations and Engagement

Collat Student Organizations and Engagement

What organizations does Collat offer?

Each department within the Collat School of Business offers different student organization to support student networking and engagement. 

Collat student organizations include the following: American Marketing Association, Distribution Association, Business Student Leaders, Business Peer Mentors, Association of Information Systems, Management Society, Student chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management, International Business Association, National Association of Black Accountants, Beta Alpha Psi, Financial Management Association, Green and Gold Fund. More info... 

What events are happening today in the CSOB that I can attend- anything linking to student org meetings/events- career services- to social events happening each day in the building. 

See Collat's online events calendar…

How can I get involved if I transfer to UAB?

There are many ways to get involved in the Collat School of Business, but one of the best ways is to join one of our business-focused student organizations.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

How to I cancel or reschedule my advising appointment?

Visit the My Appointment link found in BlazerNet.  Your Academic Advisor will be listed there.

Where is my appointment?

My Appointment is found in BlazerNet or the UAB app.

Who is my advisor?

Each major in the Collat School of Business has a major specific advisor.  Business majors start seeing their major advisor in their 2nd year at UAB.  Collat business freshman work with a freshman success advisor.   Find out who your advisor is here.

Collat Tutoring Lab

Collat Tutoring Lab

Where is the Collat tutoring lab?

The Collat Tutoring Lab is located in the Collat School of Business building (CSB) inside the Welcome Center…CSB 155.

How can I get tutored?

The Collat Tutoring Lab is available for walk-in tutoring for many business classes.  For tutoring services, hours of operation, etc. please visit the Collat Tutoring Lab website.

Collat Career Services

Collat Career Services

Do business students have their own career center?

Yes!  The Collat School of Business is very fortunate to have a dedicated career center just for its business students.  

When do I start interacting with the Collat Career Center?

It is best to start interacting with the Collat Career Center office as soon as possible!  

Can I attend the career fair as a freshman?

Yes. It is great to get involved and network from the first day that you step onto campus! More info...

How do I put together my resume?

The Collat Career Services office will point you in the right direction and help with reviewing your resume. 

Collat Majors and Business Curriculum

Collat Majors and Business Curriculum

What are the Collat concentration options?

It is important to talk with your academic advisor about what concentration might be right for you.  Find out more information about each major and concentration here.

What are the minimum grades required in lower-level business classes?

It is best to try your best in all classes!  However, all lower level business classes require a C or better.  These classes are BUS 101/102, BUS 110, AC 200*, AC 201, LS 246, QM 214 and QM 215.  *Accounting majors must make a B or better in AC 200 in order to continue as a student in that major.

What are the minimum grades required in upper level business classes?

It is best to try your best in all classes!  However, each major has different requirements.  It is always a good rule of thumb to know that if you are taking a class that is a prerequisite for another class, the minimum grade is a C or better.  Check with your academic advisor or the UAB undergraduate catalog for your major requirements. 

What are the minimum grades required in major business classes?

It is best to try your best in all classes!  However, each major has different requirements.  Check with your academic advisor or the UAB undergraduate catalog for your major requirements. 

Am I required to have a minor in the Collat SoB?

No.  You are not required to have a minor in the Collat School of Business.  However, if you believe a minor is best for you based on the career you hope to go into, talk with your academic advisor about your options. More info on business minors...

What minors are available for business majors?

Business majors may minor in anything available to most undergraduate students at UAB.  The only minor NOT available for business majors is Business Administration. More info on minors at UAB...

Why can’t I minor in Business Administration as a business major?

The Business Administration minor is created for students that are not majoring in business and require classes that are not specific to individual majors in business. 

What classes do I need to take for my major?

The best way to find out about what classes to take in your specific major is to talk with your academic advisor . Another way to get a good idea of what classes are required for your major is by looking at your degree audit called GPS (Graduation Planning System) found in BlazerNet.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

How do I transfer to UAB?

To transfer to UAB, you will need to apply and follow the instructions for sending in transcripts from your current institution.

When can I transfer to UAB?

You can transfer to UAB at any time. To receive certain scholarships, you will need to meet the requirements for those scholarships. Please contact Brandon Cox, Recruitment Director or Laura Tull, Transfer Student Success Director.

How will my classes transfer to UAB?

The UAB Collat School of Business is here for you!  We want to make sure that your transition to UAB is as smooth as possible.  Please contact Brandon Cox, Recruitment Director or Laura Tull, Transfer Student Success Director. 

Can I transfer before I get my Associates degree?

Yes, you can. You will want to have a discussion with staff in our school to see what your best option would be for transferring. Please contact Brandon Cox, Recruitment Director or Laura Tull.  More info...

How can I get involved if I transfer to UAB?

There are many ways to get involved in the Collat School of Business, but one of the best ways is to join one of our business-focused student organizations.

How long will it take me to graduate if/when I transfer to UAB?

Time to graduation will depend on how many hours you transfer in with and how many hours we can apply toward your degree. Please contact Brandon Cox, Recruitment Director or Laura Tull.

How can I visit the Collat School of Business?

We would love to have you visit the Collat School of Business.  We are proud of our building, staff, faculty and students.  Come see us!  Schedule a visit with our Recruitment Director, Brandon Cox. 

Are there scholarships for transfer students?

Yes, UAB and the Collat School of Business both offer scholarships for transfer students. Make sure you will out the scholarship applications by February 1st each year for the next academic year’s scholarships.

How much does it cost to go to UAB?

Please visit this site to learn more about the cost of attendance at UAB.

Does the Collat School of Business offer online classes?

Classes are available in a variety of formats and times.  You can find classes offered in the daytime, evening and online. 

What times are classes offered for business?

Classes are available in a variety of formats and times.  You can find classes offered in the daytime, evening and online.  

Can I get an internship as soon as I transfer to UAB?

Contact your academic advisor and the internship coordinator for your major.  

What is the Bridge to Business? How do I sign up for the Bridge to Business?

Our new UAB Bridge to Business (B2B) Transfer Program, for community college students, assists prospective transfer students in a smooth transition from your Associate Degree at a community college to pursuing your bachelor's degree from the UAB Collat School of Business. 

What do I need to submit after I apply for transfer?

Please visit this site to see a list of things you will need to do to complete your application process.

What gpa do I need to have to transfer?

UAB requires that you have a 2.0 gpa from your transfer institution.