mix justiceUAB Collat professor Griffin Edwards, Ph.D. specializes in empirical legal studies, a young discipline that applies the high-powered statistical methods of economics to lawmaking. By crunching everything from murder rates to crop yields, he is revealing the unintended consequences of mental health legislation, Prohibition, and more.

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An established leader in online education, the UAB Collat School of Business  is expanding its undergraduate distance-learning portfolio to include four new online bachelor's programs:  Online Bachelor of Science in Economics, Online Bachelor of Science in Finance, Online Bachelor of Science in Management, and Online Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

MBA rankingU.S. News & World Report, in its survey of Best Part-Time MBA Programs, recently ranked the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham 39th in the nation in its 2015 Best Graduate Schools ranking.  Collat’s MBA program is the highest ranking part-time program and the largest fully accredited MBA program in Alabama.

students outsideThe Collat School of Business will host an event panel for current UAB students who are interested in enhancing their degree with a minor or certificate from the UAB Collat School of Business.  The event will be on April 3rd, 2014 at Heritage Hall, Room 126 from 6:30PM-7:30PM. 


Excellence businessThe 2014 Excellence in Business Top 25 award winners were recently feted by the Collat School of Business and the National Alumni Society in recognition of their exceptional business success. In partnership with the Birmingham Business Journal, UAB’s National Alumni Society selected the top 25 alumni who own or operate successful businesses. Ten Collat alumni were celebrated among this year’s honorees.

onlineTheBestSchools.org recently acknowledged UAB's online Bachelor of Science in accounting and online Master of Accounting; as top national online degree programs.

The online programs feature the same award-winning faculty that teaches on-campus classes. In addition, UAB’s online bachelor’s accounting program allows students to roll credits directly to the master’s in accounting program, fast-tracking their time to complete the master’s program.

MessinaDr. Frank Messina, an accounting professor at UAB Collat School of Business, has been appointed an endowed chair of the Alumni and Friends Professorship in Accounting by the University of Alabama Board of Trustees. This honor is bestowed to him for his distinguished commitment to serving UAB, fostering student success, and enhancing the Birmingham business community.

laptopA researcher from the UAB's Department of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods recently published a paper on the innovation potential of businesses’ using open source software communities.

The paper, from Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D., assistant professor of information systems, and titled “Balancing on a tightrope: Managing the boundaries of a firm-sponsored OSS community and its impact on innovation and absorptive capacity,” was published in the January issue of Information and Organization.

Ariel SmithA Collat School of Business student and a Collat professor are being honored with the 2014 President's Awards for Diversity. The Vice President for Equity and Diversity and the Office of the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success recently recognized UAB’s outstanding leaders for their commitment and contributions to diversity on campus. The Collat School of Business is pleased to have student Ariel Smith and Professor Jenice Prather-Kinsey honored for their efforts to improve diversity.