project management tipsHave you ever dreamed of running a Broadway theater? Managing a lab, clinic or PR practice? Bringing an engineering marvel to market? Business classes provide that extra oomph to your resume that shows you’re ready to become a leader in your profession. Minors, certificates and elective courses provide knowledge and experience in social media strategies, entrepreneurship, management and more. Turn your passion into a career!

The Collat School of Business offers many courses that are open to all UAB students regardless of major. These courses have no business prerequisites. 

BUS 110 – Essentials of Financial Literacy – 3 hrs

Learn about the basic mathematics of money and financial literacy. What’s the difference between APR (annual percentage rates) and APY (annual percentage yields)? What are the pros and cons of longer-term installment loans and mortgages? Understand the fundamentals of payroll, pricing, and time value of money.

ENT 270 - Idea to Entrepreneur - 3 hrs
Learn how to take a promising idea and turn it into a product, and then turn that product into a
company! Learn how to perform due diligence on ideas, research the marketplace and competition and form a plan to commercialize the idea.

BUS 102 - Business Foundations - 3 hrs
Get an overview of business culture and how business functions as a whole.

IS 416 – Web Analytics – 3 hrs
You'll need a website to show off and possibly sell your work and/or services. You'll need to know
how to use analytics to make sure it's meeting your goals. Learn how to analyze web traffic and
visitor information to help you design a site that attracts, converts, and retains customers.

FN 101 - Personal Finance - 3 hrs
Take control of your personal finances and learn how to make your money work for you! We cover
selected aspects of finance that an individual encounters during his or her lifetime.

MK 401 – Social Media Marketing – 3 hrs (Must be at least a Sophomore)
If you want to market your work, services, or events, social media is a must. Learn how to use
rapidly evolving tools and technologies to communicate efficiently and effectively with customers
and clients in order to build and manage a strong brand (even if that brand is YOU!).

LS 246 - Legal Environment of Business - 3 hrs (Must be at least a Sophomore)
Get a basic understanding of the legal process, contracts, torts, product liability, employment law,
securities, anti-trust, and focus heavily on ethics and civic responsibility.

FN 101 - Personal Finance - 3 hrs
Take control of your personal finances and learn how to make your money work for you! We cover selected aspects of finance that an individual encounters during his or her lifetime.

BUS 102 - Business Foundations - 2 hrs
Get an overview of the types of careers available in business. Learn about business culture and how business functions as a whole.

IS 303 - Information Systems - 3 hrs
There’s more to understanding computers than how to turn them on.  See the wizard behind the curtain with an overview of information systems planning, design and development.  Understand strategic issues in information systems and how the World Wide Web, Internet, and knowledge-based systems intersect.

MK 333 - Sports & Entertainment Marketing - 3 hrs
Unleash your inner Jerry McGuire.  Study strategic analysis, positioning and marketing of professional and amateur sports events and organizations, as well as the entertainment industry. Get a comprehensive view of all that is required to successfully market an event or sporting organization. (Must be at least a Junior)

MG 430 - Management and Leadership in Sports Organizations - 3 hrs
Would you rather hit the game-winning homer or own the team? Learn about the management and leadership theories and practices as they relate to sports organizations and which human resource management and leadership principles lead to success in the sports industry. (Must be at least a Junior)

EC 210 - Principles of Microeconomics - 3 hrs
You’ve heard politicians talk about re-distribution of wealth, but how does it get distributed to begin with?  Get an overview of the theory of production and value, including problems of monopoly, oligopoly, and distribution of income. (Not open to entering freshmen)

EC 211 - Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 hrs
Understand the big picture of economic analysis and its use in dealing with business and governmental problems. We cover national income, price-level, employment, governmental fiscal policies, and international economics. (Not open to entering freshmen)

MG 302 - Management Processes and Behavior - 3 hrs
Before you do, you plan. Learn about planning and decision making, as well as the role of leadership and communication within organizations. Just how do you motivate employees and evaluate their performance? We also show you how to organize processes, a critical part of management. (Must be at least a Junior)

MG 358 - Business and Society - 3 hrs
What role does business play in society? Examine the economic and social consequences of contemporary issues such as public policy, management of legal/political process, standard-setting for ethical behavior, and environmental changes in 1990s. Learn how global competition affects the social and economic interests of multinational corporations. (Must be at least a Junior)

MG 413 - Employment Law - 3 hrs
If you have employees, you’d better understand employment law. Learn how legislation, regulations, and court decisions impact human resource management in public and private organizations. We cover equal employment opportunity, health and safety, pension reform legislation, employment insurance, and social security. (Must be at least a Junior)