Business students can gain experience employers value and fulfill their Collat Experiential Learning Requirement by studying abroad in three programs this summer.

Whether it’s combining public health and nonprofit management in Thailand, exploring international trade in China’s major cities or studying innovation and entrepreneurship in Italy, the faculty leaders all concur that there is no business learning experience quite like studying abroad.
Weise with Blazer football player

To say that Collat MBA alumna Kathy Weise, O.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.O., has a strong vision would be an understatement. A pioneer in the introduction of UAB Blazer Vision, a partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology, Kathy effortlessly blends cutting-edge medicine with business fundamentals. And that’s just scratching the surface.

A team of students taking the MG 305: Nonprofit Organization Management course fall semester won first place in the Service Learning category at the 2017 Fall Research Expo for their project on Greater Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution (GASP), a nonprofit initiative to test and advocate for cleaner air for Birmingham.

Student panel 1Engagement was the focus of the student-to-student panel discussion geared towards student success during the Introduction to Business course on November 3, 2017.

Blazer Innovation Challenge logoFive finalists have been chosen out of more than a dozen applicants to move on to the final round of the Blazer Innovation Challenge, a competition that identifies the best student-crafted ideas that solve a wide variety of problems.

bapUAB's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honors organization for financial students and professionals, has introduced a new associate membership level for students planning or considering majoring in accounting, finance or information systems. The associate membership level is available to students before they meet the requirements to become a candidate for full membership.

KCraigKenny Wolfe with his wife Toni and Kristen Craig (center)Collat alumnus and Lighting Solutions President Kenny Wolfe has donated $30,000 to create the Lighting Solutions Kristen Craig Endowed Scholarship in Industrial Distribution (ID) to honor Collat ID advisor Kristen Craig for her mentorship and dedication to student success within the Charles and Patsy Collat ID Program.

Three Collat students recently attended a prestigious sales and marketing conference in Atlanta, besting sales and marketing students from across the U.S. through a competitive application process.