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.

Poverty simulation in gymIn a gymnasium at the Campus Rec Center, students congregate in chairs in the center of the room. Scattered around the perimeter are tables with signs that read, “Public School” and “General Employer,” among others. For the next two hours, this is the students’ community, and they are its citizens.

Collat ScholarsThirty Collat Scholars spent a day of service to the homeless community of Birmingham on Saturday, February 24th in honor of Mr. Charles Collat who generously funded the Collat Scholars Program, and the program's commitment to community leadership and service. The scholars served as “smiling guides” to help their clients navigate the services of Project Homeless Connect at Boutwell Auditorium.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama look to adapt the Patient Care Connect Program — which has proved successful in decreasing distress and improving quality of life for adults diagnosed with cancer — to children.

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Increased pressure from large online retailers is reducing brick-and-mortar retailers’ sales and profits, causing numerous store closings on both local and national levels. But community engagement may be an answer for local retailers.

According to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business, community engagement brings positive outcomes for retailers in two ways: by directly building consumer trust in, and commitment to, the retailer; and by lessening the importance of the retailer’s economic value proposition, or the perceived value of products and services sold.

Accounting student Meredith Burbank scored 5 offers from top firms, including 2 from the Big Four, during the highly competitive spring internship recruitment season for accounting. Plus, she already has a summer internship lined up with HealthSouth.  

AACSB vert RGB 300Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the international seal of approval for business and accounting programs that insures students receive the most enriching education in business-related programs through high quality, continuous improvement and excellence in education.

UAB is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students through high quality, rigorous standards of faculty and academic programs, and prepares students to be competitive in the business community and graduate school.

“We have good programs, highest-quality faculty — in terms of their currency and their research— and we have good outcomes,” says Wells Fargo Endowed Chair and Dean of the Collat School of Business Dr. Eric P. Jack.

Only approximately 600 business schools world-wide have achieved this seal of excellence and out of that number only 170 schools, including UAB, have achieved accreditation for both business and accounting programs. UAB was among the first 17 accounting programs to receive accreditation by AACSB the very first year the association began evaluating accounting programs in 1982.