New Building Donor Preview Party 7-26-18

More than 160 people visited the new Collat School of Business and Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship building July 26 for a preview party celebrating the project’s major donors.

nonprofitProfessionals and students can advance their knowledge and understanding of nonprofit organization and leadership through the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s new Interprofessional Certificate for Nonprofit Leadership.

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Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, and Collat graduates are constantly learning new skills to be a step ahead in their growing careers. A willingness to learn and improve is vital for success – in every aspect of life.

Recent Collat finance graduate Michael Assoué considers himself a student of life.

patrick murphy streamCollaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial synergy remain top-of-mind for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D., has been tapped as the inaugural Goodrich Endowed Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Collat School of Business.

Jarvon Pope. 18Today’s workforce is anything but traditional. Collat graduates are using their diverse backgrounds and skills to pursue exciting careers after graduation.

Jarvon Pope graduated last month with a human resources management degree and now works as an HR coordinator with HMSHost, which operates airport restaurants around the globe. On the weekends he runs a creative photography business, Pope Photography.

gunsOn average, 36 firearm-related homicides occur every day and an additional 60 individuals die from firearm-related suicides, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that purchase delay reduces firearm-related suicides between 2 and 5 percent.

“Self-inflicted gunshots kill more Americans every day,” said Griffin Edwards, Ph.D., lead author of the paper and professor in the UAB Collat School of Business. “We wanted to look at ways to reduce these common and oftentimes more costly sources of firearm-related deaths. Our study looks at delaying the purchase of a handgun in correlation with the reduction of firearm-related suicide rates.”

international agreement streamA new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham uncovers the critical influence of formal and informal agreements on buyer-supplier opportunism in the marketplace, as well as the need for a moderating government to support businesses in agreements.

“Without agreements in place, buyers and suppliers find ways to take advantage of vulnerable opportunities, or opportunism,” said Simon Sheng, Ph.D., professor in the UAB Collat School of Business. “Our study looks at how different cultures effectively use formal and informal agreements to influence how business is conducted in the marketplace and how the government supports or alters the way business partnerships are managed.”

online finance degree streamThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best Online Bachelor’s in Finance Degree Programs in the United States by TheBestSchools.org. UAB’s program stands out as one of the best accredited programs due to its career-focused path for students.

Gonzalez Tomas Collat School of Business 2018 spring graduates are leading the pack in and out of the classroom. With a top-notch education at UAB, they’re securing spots with today’s growing businesses.

Industrial Distribution (ID) major Tomas Gonzalez recently accepted an offer to join Mayer Electric Supply’s Sales Trainee Program in Houston, Texas. Mayer Electric, a leading wholesale distributor of electrical supplies, supports Collat students through on-campus hiring events and scholarships for the Charles and Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution program and beyond.