Birmingham’s business leaders are among The Campaign for UAB’s most generous supporters. Hundreds of companies – large and small, local and national – and their foundations have contributed more than $79 million toward our $1 billion goal.
Some were early investors. Others have made their commitments more recently, as opportunities to support new facilities and programs have arisen.
Medical Properties Trust has done both: After committing to a $1 million gift in 2014 to the new Collat School of Business building, the company doubled that promise in 2016.
The Collat School of Business and the UAB Innovation Lab (iLab) are launching a new "Shark Tank"-style competition this fall in which UAB students can win up to $5,000 to help get their big ideas off the ground.
The UAB Collat School of Business students now have the opportunity to major in human resources with a dedicated Bachelor of Science in human resource management degree program. Previously, Collat offered a degree in management with a concentration in human resources. This new degree will expand upon that increasingly popular program, and is now enrolling students.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Master of Public Health/Master of Business Administration program has been ranked No. 1 in the “Top 50 Best Value Dual MBA and MPH Degrees of 2016” by the website valuecolleges.com.
In today’s global economy, the region of Northern Italy stands out as a hotbed of innovation and economic success. Apply now for a UAB Faculty-led Education Abroad Program, Innovation and Design for Economic Growth (IB 495 in Italy), to learn about some of the greatest Renaissance innovations and how these innovations continue to influence our world. Along the way, you will discover first-hand the Italian passion for art, design, innovation and aesthetics – hallmarks of the Italian way of life and drivers of their economy since ancient times.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been ranked 147th internationally and 67th in the United States by the Center for World University Rankings, the highest ranking of any Alabama institution. UAB also was ranked 89th in patents, an increase of 41 places compared to 2015.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham continues to expand the institution’s business and medical education through the addition of a dual Doctor of Optometry and Master of Business Administration degree — the first of its kind nationwide.