About UAB

About the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, UAB was founded in 1936 when the University of Alabama won a federal grant to open an extension center in downtown Birmingham; the center was located in a two-story house. The extension center eventually outgrew its space downtown and was moved to its current location in the Five Points South area, where in 1969 it became an independent campus of the

University of Alabama system. UAB is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the National Universities category.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

About the School of Business

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business is an AACSB-accredited business school located in the metropolitan, bustling heart of Alabama’s economic center. With an emphasis on personal attention, the school 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.