Welcome to UAB Collat School of Business!

Located in the heart of Alabama's business center, UAB's Collat School of Business offers an engaging learning environment with classrooms extending well beyond the walls of the UAB campus. Our unique location allows our faculty to integrate the practical experiences of the State's leading companies - from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurial startups - into the programs we offer. Our students gain valuable, real-world experience through a wide variety of internships and other opportunities in the business community.

The Collat School of Business is the first named school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a world-renowned academic research center, and draws students from a variety of educational backgrounds with diverse life experiences, but as a group, they share a common drive. They are unafraid of sacrifice; they are willing to earn their success. Our students understand the practical application of education to their careers, and so they demand more of themselves, their professors, and their fellow students.  Our students go beyond the classroom and engage in real world business opportunities that prepare them for long-term career success. 

Our faculty's teaching skills complement our students' uncompromising efforts. Our professors are also accomplished researchers, publishing papers and textbooks that contribute to the ever-growing body of knowledge within the business disciplines. But, our faculty members are more than just skilled teacher-scholars. They are also deeply experienced professionals, having worked for some of the world's leading companies: Ford, Deloitte, United Airlines, Motorola, Eli Lilly, UPS and U.S. Steel to name a few. It's this combination of faculty scholarship and professional experience that makes a UAB business degree both practical and relevant.

We also have highly dedicated and caring staff members who deliver a very personal approach to helping our students succeed through our dynamic programs offered both online and on-campus.  We are growing our programs by becoming the preferred avenue for personal and professional growth supported by faculty scholarship, industry partnerships, high-quality instruction, experiential learning and meaningful employment for our graduates.

Our service centers and institutes provide students with opportunities for hands-on experiential learning and create impactful avenues to engage and serve our Birmingham community. In these efforts, we function as value-added partners with community organizations that empower targeted audiences ranging from K-12 students to entrepreneurial start-ups and high-performing work teams.

Thank you for this opportunity to introduce the UAB Collat School of Business. Please explore our site, see the latest Dean's Report, read more from me in Insights into: Education, and contact us anytime with questions or comments.

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Eric P. Jack, PhD
UAB Collat School of Business
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(205) 934-8800