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 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.

Sydney SnodgrassGraduating Collat students find that it pays to be well rounded. In order to succeed, students must find opportunities to hone skills they have studied in the classroom. And with a world-class institution and bustling city at their fingertips, it’s easy to excel.

For accounting student Sydney Snodgrass, time in the classroom is only part of her successful undergraduate career. Beyond her stellar accounting GPA, she’s a member of the UAB Women’s Golf Team, which was recently recognized for its achievements at the Conference USA (C-USA) Championships in Florida last month.

john hansen 2018Hands-on experience, networking and developing interpersonal communication skills give college graduates a competitive advantage when applying for top-level jobs in sales and marketing. The Sales Education Foundation recently recognized the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business as a Top University for Professional Sales Education in its 2018 ANNUAL magazine.

Asutosh Nanda ECCollat graduates are using their world-class education at UAB to catapult them into exciting opportunities. From entering the workforce to entering academia, Collat students are capitalizing on their success to move to the next step.

For Ash Nanda, a Ph.D. in Economics at Columbia University is his next step.

Laura Tull advising award Laura Tull, academic advisor for accounting and finance students in the Collat School of Business, has been named a recipient of a 2018 UAB Outstanding Academic Advising Award.

Tull was recognized as Outstanding Professional Advisor by the UAB National Alumni Society and the Committee on Academic Advising, which select recipients “who have demonstrated qualities associated with outstanding academic advising of students or outstanding academic advising administration.”

MK grad GoodeCollat students are excelling in the classroom and in their careers. By using the world-class education and resources at UAB, they’re securing exciting career opportunities with today’s top businesses.

Shekinah Goode, a graduating senior in the marketing program, landed a full-time marketing position with Birmingham-based Hibbett Sports before graduation. She interned with Hibbett, a leading athletics retailer with more than 1,000 stores nationwide, in May 2017 and was offered the position based on her performance.

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Today’s doctors aren’t just tasked with patient care; they are links in an ever-connected chain of medicine and business. And as medicine evolves, so does business. In order to succeed in private practice, a doctor must think beyond the waiting room.