Top Business School - Birmingham, AL

School and Ranking Information

Most of the schools offering programs in business in Birmingham, Alabama, are 4-year schools, though several are for-profit institutions. Based on business school rankings, program offerings and number of business degrees awarded, the following school is considered a top Birmingham-area school for studying business:

  • Winner: The University of Alabama at Birmingham is the largest school in the area to offer business degrees. This public institution offers business programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

School Info Chart

Category University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rankings Tied at #149 among National Universities (2015), Tied at #113 for undergraduate business programs (2014)*
Location Birmingham, AL
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $7,206 (in-state), $16,398 (out-of-state)**
Business Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Business Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 558**
Most Popular Business Degree Level in 2013 Bachelor's (391 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 54%**
Noteworthy Part-time MBA program is ranked #39 nationwide (2014)*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***UAB website

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Business students have numerous online options for undergraduate degrees and MBA courses
  • Business undergraduates may complete internships of a full year in duration
  • Business school students can participate in groups such as the Business Student Leaders and the Association for Information Systems

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a large research university that enrolled more than 18,500 students as of fall 2013. The university offers around 140 different degree programs, including multiple business programs through its Collat School of Business.

The business school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in seven business fields, including finance, economics, industrial distribution and marketing. Most of the undergraduate degrees are available both online and on campus, with the exception of industrial distribution. The MBA has part-time and full-time degree plans and requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. Some of the program's concentrations options include information technology and healthcare management. Many of the MBA courses may be taken online, and the courses on campus feature evening classes.

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