SuitUpCollat17Many students can’t afford the professional attire they need to wear to job interviews. On-campus career fairs can be especially difficult for these students.

For the past two years, UAB's Collat School of Business faculty and staff have stepped up to provide assistance through monetary and clothing donations with the launch of the Suit Up Collat program.

Blazer Innovation Challenge logoStudents with innovative business ideas will have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 to help get their concepts off the ground.

sarah culverEconomics professor Sarah Culver, Ph.D., was recently awarded the 2017 UAB Disability Support Services (DSS)’s Faculty Recognition Award.

Two Collat faculty have been selected to receive the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which honors those who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in teaching. They will be recognized during the annual Faculty Convocation to be held 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the UAB Alumni House.

Stephanie YatesCollat School of Business Finance Professor Stephanie Yates has earned Quality Matters recognition for her course - FN 310 (Financial Management), an indicator of excellence in online education.

Friends and family of the Collat School of Business gathered together on July 20, 2017 for an opportunity to place their signature on the last beam to be installed in the new building for the Collat School of Business and the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

I am InvisableThe first session of a new course, Taxation and the Working Poor, had just ended, and senior Suann Hunter left the classroom looking troubled. She turned to instructor Eddie Nabors and said, “I’m going to be mad all semester.”

Nabors smiled. That’s precisely the response he wanted when he created the Collat School of Business class. “The working poor are invisible in America,” he says. “You interact with them every day without knowing it. They could be your cashier at Walmart or the waitress serving your coffee.” But some businesses know exactly who the working poor are, and target them with predatory practices involving loans and tax preparation.

innovation icorpThe National Science Foundation has designated the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an Innovation Corps Site to strengthen local innovation and foster the engagement of student, staff, faculty and researcher teams in transitioning technology concepts into the marketplace.

Sheng SimonMarketing Professor Simon Sheng in the Collat School of Business has earned Quality Matters recognition for his course - MK 416 (International Marketing), an indicator of excellence in online education. Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally ranked program that has gained national attention for its faculty peer review process, which utilizes three QM certified reviewers.