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To enhance the overall educational experience of high ability learners, the UAB Collat School of Business designed three paths for students to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in an accelerated time-period with lower costs compared to the independent completion of these two degrees.

Once admitted, students can take up to 12 shared credit hours of approved graduate courses that help complete both degrees. Students in ABM programs study, work, and learn with similar high caliber students — much like they would in an honors program — and are prepared for a challenging career when they graduate.

Learn about ABM Admissions

ABM Requirements

In addition to UAB's ABM requirements opens a new website, the Collat School of Business ABM programs require the following:

  • Receive course approval by undergraduate academic advisor and graduate program advisor.
  • A minimum of 60 credit hours (45 must have been taken at UAB).
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher in all undergraduate coursework.
  • Receive a B (or higher) in graduate classes taken while still an undergraduate student.
  • Maintain full-time student status at UAB. The MAc program will waive this requirement for terms when an internship causes a drop below the full-time student hour requirement.
  • ABM MBA program only:
    • UAB GPA of 3.7 or higher required for entry.
    • Complete a precalculus course with a grade of “B” or better. Students who have not completed a precalculus class will be required to enroll in a free online Quantitative Analysis review course. This not-for-credit course contains tutorial videos and a short proficiency quiz. Students must achieve a 70% or above pass rate before enrolling in MBA classes.
    • All non-business undergraduate students must complete BUS 101 or BUS 102 with a B or better before beginning MBA courses.
    • Complete a graduate level internship, which counts as one of the two required electives. For students pursuing a concentration, the internship must be in the area of concentration, unless waived by the MBA Director due to previous work experience within their field of study.

Students will be withdrawn from the ABM program if they fail to meet these requirements, but will retain credit for courses already taken in the program.

Once the student has completed all courses required for their undergraduate degree, they will continue in the graduate program and must maintain the requirements of that program. Tuition is then charged at the graduate rate.

Curriculum/Graduate Courses Allowed for Credit Sharing

ABM MAc curriculum

See the MAC program opens a new website in the UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite requirements.

  • AC 514: Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • AC 523: External Auditing
  • AC 530: Financial Accounting III
  • AC 573: Fraud Examination
  • AC 580: Advanced Accounting
  • AC 600: Financial Accounting Research
  • AC 612: Governance and the Business Environment
  • LS 557: Business Law for Accountants

ABM MBA curriculum

See the MBA program opens a new website in the UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite requirements.

  • MBA 601: Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • MBA 608: Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making
  • MBA 619: Information Technology and Business Strategy
  • MBA 621: Topics in Corporate Finance
  • MBA 631: Management and Organizations
  • MBA 634: Strategic Management
  • MBA 637: Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MBA 642: Economics for Managers
  • MBA 651: Marketing Strategy
  • MBA 662: Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers

ABM MSMIS curriculum

Graduate courses allowed for credit sharing are listed below but vary by MSMIS concentration. See the MSMIS program opens a new website in the UAB Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite requirements.

MSMIS with Business Analytics Concentration

  • IS 617: Data Science for Business
  • IS 619: Advanced Business Analytics
  • IS 651: Data Management & SQL for Analytics
  • IS 652: Data Visualization for Business

MSMIS with Cybersecurity Management Concentration

  • IS 613: Information Security Management
  • IS 620: Cyber Attacks and Threat Mitigation
  • IS 621: Incident Response and Business Continuity
  • IS 644: Digital Forensics

MSMIS with IT Management Concentration

  • IS 612: IT Governance and Management
  • IS 621: Incident Response and Business Continuity
  • IS 640: Technology Planning and Capital Budgeting
  • IS 641: Leadership in IT

All Other MSMIS Courses

  • IS 607: Introduction to Cyber Security
  • IS 608: Desktop Analytics with IT Tools
  • IS 611: Information Technology and Business Strategy
  • IS 618: IT Project Management
  • IS 650: Business Intelligence Strategy
  • IS 660: Emerging IT Trends & Technologies

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