UAB Collat School of Business

We're an AACSB-accredited business school known for innovative programs and impactful scholarship.

With an emphasis on personal attention, the UAB Collat School of Business nurtures academic achievement and cultivates leadership skills to prepare students for rapidly changing, global business challenges. The school's location, easily accessible to businesses and UAB's world-class medical center, attracts a diverse student body and allows the school to provide one-of-a-kind programs and year-round internship opportunities for applied learning experiences.

Aged to perfection: Collat Emeritus Professor Joe Van Matre uses proceeds from fine wine auction to support students 06/10/2024

Dr. Joe Van Matre has turned one of his hobbies into scholarship dollars for students. The retired longtime Collat professor recently auctioned a portion of his wine collection, raising $100,000 to add to the Juanita and William H. Van Matre Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of his parents.

Aged to perfection: Collat Emeritus Professor Joe Van Matre uses proceeds from fine wine auction to support students Thanks to a bit of creative philanthropy, the Van Matre family will be providing help to promising UAB students and their families for years to come.

Creating HR success: New research identifies key factors in training assessors for enhanced performance ratings 06/07/2024

Dr. Allen Gorman's new HR research shows that helping performance assessors identify harmful behaviors can drastically improve employee training. His study is unique because it explicitly considered performance level as a factor, which previous FOR training studies did not do.

Creating HR success: New research identifies key factors in training assessors for enhanced performance ratings UAB research claims frame-of-reference training is most effective when assessing low-performing individuals, and understanding performance levels is essential for effective training.

Prospective graduate business students can apply to UAB for free through June 10 - Collat School of Business 06/06/2024

Thinking about earning a graduate business degree? Now's the time to apply to UAB during Free App Week (apply through June 10; no code needed)! Begin your next chapter this fall!

Prospective graduate business students can apply to UAB for free through June 10 - Collat School of Business Professionals interested in pursuing a graduate business degree starting this fall can apply to University of Alabama at Birmingham for free through June 10.

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 05/28/2024

Our accounting and finance students studying abroad this month had an amazing time exploring London today! 🌍 ✨ They started out with a historical tour of the iconic Lloyd's of London. 🏛️ Next, they visited the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry for an insightful overview presentation by James Watkins, Head of Policy and Public Impact, and Marta Kozlowska, Head of International. 📊 🤝 Then they stopped by British American Business for a stimulating round table conversation with Tim Horan, Associate Director for Strategic Partnerships and Engagement. Follow their adventures on their class blog https://buff.ly/4bMStwS.

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 05/22/2024

About a dozen UAB Collat students are studying accounting and finance in Europe for the next couple of weeks. Yesterday they visited the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) and heard from Tim Sterker, developer team lead; Dominik Jany, senior data scientist; and Ololade Osunsanya, business relationship manager. Afterward, they toured the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt. You can follow their adventures on the class blog: https://buff.ly/4brhHRL

05/09/2024

We're thrilled to announce the results of the student vote for Collat's Teaching Excellence Awards! Congratulations to Drs. Diane Lawong, John Hansen, Doug Ayers and Maria Athienitis! Read more -> -> https://buff.ly/3JT3jVZ

UAB Collat ProEd launches new data visualization course this summer 05/06/2024

Want to learn how to visually tell the story behind your organization's data? Our ProEd office will offer a new course live online this summer that could help you harness data, present meaningful insights and help your organization's leaders make informed decisions.

UAB Collat ProEd launches new data visualization course this summer The Collat School of Business’s Professional Education Dept is offering a new course for professionals who want to enhance their data communication skills.

Revolutionizing Sales: New research shows how AI is shaping the future 05/06/2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking center stage in transforming sales processes, making them more efficient and responsive to the dynamic market demands. Check out this new study from Industrial Distribution Professor Colleen McClure and colleagues that delves into the role AI is playing in sales.

Revolutionizing Sales: New research shows how AI is shaping the future A new study by Dr. Colleen McClure highlights the pivotal role AI is playing in reshaping the sales sector.

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 05/03/2024

We’re still swooning over last weekend’s graduation ceremonies! 🎓🎓Here’s the last round of graduates sharing their next steps. We’re so proud and can’t wait to see y’all set the world on fire! 🔥🔥Go Blazers!

Staying on trend: New research dives into aligning social media skills development to industry expectations 05/03/2024

New research from Collat marketing professor Nicole Beachum shows how college students grasp social media marketing concepts and what industry leaders are looking for from digital marketing student entering the workforce. https://buff.ly/4a2Fg1K

Staying on trend: New research dives into aligning social media skills development to industry expectations New research from the UAB Collat School of Business emphasizes the importance of aligning social media skills development with industry expectations, recognizing the value of practical experience through client projects.

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 05/02/2024

More of our stellar grads! Swipe left to see where they’re going next! 🔥🔥

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 05/01/2024

Our spring grads have landed some incredible jobs! Swipe left to see more of who’s going where! 💚💛

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/29/2024

What a fantastic commencement ceremony Saturday! We are so proud of our Collat graduates! Some are starting challenging new jobs while others are headed off to graduate school. See where our spring grads are going next!

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/27/2024

Our graduating undergrads are in Bartow Arena right now celebrating their achievement with friends and family. Congratulations to all of our hard-working graduates. Swipe left to see where some of our graduates are starting their careers, and stay tuned the next few days for more graduate stories!

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/26/2024

We’re celebrating the graduate school’s spring business graduates at a reception before today’s commencement. See where some of our grads are heading next!

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/25/2024

Congratulations to all of our graduate students receiving master’s degrees tomorrow! We’re so proud of your hard work and dedication. Swipe left to see where some of our graduates are going next and stay tuned for more grad pics!

Do consumers have any power to fight back against inflation? 04/24/2024

Can consumers do anything to tamper inflation? Dr. Ben Meadows weighs in with WBRC FOX6 News. https://buff.ly/3w7oTTs

Do consumers have any power to fight back against inflation? Do consumers have any power to fight back against inflation?

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/17/2024

Can’t stop thinking about the Café con Éxito event that took place at Collat last night! put on a fantastic event where students heard from an inspiring panel of business professionals from the Birmingham area who told our students all about embracing opportunities and paving their own way to success!

Kennedy to serve as president of AAHEB 04/09/2024

Congratulations, Dr. Kennedy! If you've taken Dr. Kennedy's strategic marketing class, this shouldn't surprise you. She's always putting the student experience first and working to improve business education in Alabama!

Kennedy to serve as president of AAHEB Collat Senior Associate Dean Karen Kennedy, Ph.D., has been elected president of the Alabama Association of Higher Education in Business for 2024-25.

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/09/2024

Beyond Boundaries: VR and AR in Alabama was beyond our expectations!
We had 21 exhibitors, 30 speakers, and 225+ attendees last Friday!

Together, we shattered limitations, transcended boundaries, and forged connections that will last a lifetime. From inspiring keynote speeches to thought-provoking panel discussions, every moment was filled with passion, innovation, and a shared commitment to creating positive change.

A heartfelt thank you to all our incredible speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and attendees for making this event truly unforgettable. Your dedication and enthusiasm are the driving force behind our mission to push boundaries and foster inclusivity.

Let's continue to break down barriers, challenge norms, and build a brighter future together!

Special thanks to the sponsors:
UAB Collat School of Business & ProEd
UAB Medicine
UAB Libraries
UAB Marnex E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Buffalo Rock
I3
VR/ AR Association (VRARA)

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/08/2024

We wouldn’t let a little rain stop us from celebrating our Spring Festival! 🌧️ Thanks to all the students who stopped by and celebrated the new season with us! 🌹

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/08/2024

Hope you remembered to bring your eclipse glasses to Collat today! 🕶️

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Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/07/2024

Congratulations to the Green and Gold Fund for being recognized as the UAB Outstanding Undergraduate Student Organization! 🏆 We are so proud of all of our distinguished student organizations at the Collat School of Business!

04/05/2024

Give to UAB's Give As One campaign at https://buff.ly/43Plzsv! Support our Suit Up Collat program and help Collat students dress professionally and feel confident on job interviews! 👍

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/05/2024

Our Collat Scholars had a great time this morning at their Day of Service with United Way of Central Alabama. The scholars stuffed 500 bags with books for to help area pre-k students from low income households get prepared for kindergarten.

Our scholars were joined by Nancy Collat Goedecke, whose father, Charles Collat, established and endowed the Collat Scholars program a decade ago. The day of service is aimed at continuing the Collat family legacy to “Do good, be better.”

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 04/04/2024

Yesterday, students in MK 436 Digital Marketing Analytics had the privilege of gaining insights from successful Collat alumni now thriving at The Modern Brand! From sharing invaluable insights on industry trends, AI in marketing, and achieving a healthy work-life balance, alumni engagement enriches our students' learning journey. A huge thank you to The Modern Brand Co. for taking the time to speak to our students!

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 03/27/2024

Our Business Blazers got to hear from McCorquodale Transfer, Inc. today and had the chance to network, ask questions, and eat lunch together!

Employer Chats Live is an event that takes place in the Collat MPT Commons every Wednesday at 12:30 pm and is live-streamed on on Instagram. Be sure to tune in to learn more about local employers next week!

03/27/2024

Join us on April 5th, for "Beyond Boundaries: AR and VR in Alabama" hosted at UAB Collat School of Business! Immerse yourself in insightful discussions and engaging panels exploring the impact of VR and AR across industries. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the future of technology and innovation. Reserve your spot today.

Registration is open now.
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Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 03/23/2024

It wasn’t the outcome we hoped for, but our faculty and staff throughly enjoyed bonding as Blazers at today’s Collat Watch Party. Ever faithful, ever loyal! Go Blazers!

Photos from UAB Collat School of Business's post 03/19/2024

Welcome back, Blazers! 🐉 We hope everybody had a relaxing spring break, and it’s been great seeing everyone back at Collat! Tell us in the comments what you did or where you went over your break! 🏖️

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