The UAB MBA program is decision-oriented, focusing on key aspects of modern administration, and it seeks to prepare graduates for leadership roles in business, industry, government, or social services. In order to deal effectively with increasingly complex problems of organizations, managers require training in sophisticated analytical techniques, an appreciation for the behavioral facets of management, and an ability to anticipate and adapt to changes in the organizational environment.

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Why UAB for an MBA?

At UAB, you learn from the experts - not only from nationally recognized faculty and course material that's based on real-world examples, but also from industry leaders doing business day to day in the largest business community in Alabama.


All of our MBA classes are offered in both the traditional classroom setting that includes evening classes that meet once a week and in an online format. Students can also pursue the UAB MBA through our Enhanced Online with Premium program that provides a guaranteed path of progression with a tuition premium. All of these offerings provide UAB MBA students the ability to meet personal and professional obligations while advancing their education and career.

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The UAB Collat School of Business is accredited at the baccalaureate and master's level by AACSB International, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.


UAB is an AACSB accredited public university in the Birmingham area. Reasonable tuition rates coupled with the highest standard of achievement makes UAB’s MBA program a great value!


UAB MBA students vary in age, academic background and come from all over the world. This diversity provides a dynamic classroom experience that mirrors the workplace. As a result, students are able to approach and solve business problems from varying perspectives.


Students engage in a 36-hour curriculum that promotes a cohort experience over the course of study. Students can pursue the degree through a 1 Year or 2 year MBA Program Plan of Study.


Students may choose to customize their degree through one of our concentrations or dual degree options.


Completion of a concentration requires students to take an additional class resulting in a 39-hour degree program. The following concentrations are offered:

  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Services
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing

MBA dual degrees

Choosing an MBA dual degree program allows students to pursue a specialized education that balances course schedules and reduces total credit hour requirements.

Nationally Recognized MBA

  • The UAB MBA program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its "Best Graduate Schools" 2022 ranking of part-time MBA programs.
  • U.S. News Ranks UAB's Online MBA program in the top 15% among the nation's best in its 2022 "Best Online Programs" ranking.
  • The Princeton Review reports Collat as one of the nation's best in its "Best Business Schools" publication. 

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