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GO. LEARN. BE. [ COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ]

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GO for AcADEMIcS

a guide to undergraduate academic programs when it comes to choosing a university, what really matters? it isn’t a logo or a mascot or even a picture-perfect campus. it’s books and backpacks… labs and learning… experiments and exams. it’s the academic foundation that leads to the ultimate goal – your college degree. at uah, we take pride in offering nationally recognized academic programs that combine interesting classes, inspiring professors and incredible hands-on experiences. rigorous and rewarding, an education from uah prepares students like you for success. that’s what matters most of all.

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Check Out These Facts About UAH: • UAH was among the top “National Universities” and “High School Counselor Rankings” by U.S. News & World Report for 2012. • Our institution has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation in the “very high” research category – an elite group of only 73 public universities in the United States and only the nation’s top 3% of four-year accredited degree-granting colleges and universities. • In a recent survey by USA Today/The Princeton Review, UAH was among the top 25 “best value” universities nationwide. • The College Database recently ranked UAH #1 for the best financial return on investment among Alabama post-secondary schools, both private and public.

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LEARN about BUSINESS

College of Business Administration All business programs are not created equal. Looking for one that offers rigorous and relevant programs? Look no further than UAH’s College of Business Administration. The College of Business Administration is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Representing the highest standard in management education, this mark of excellence is earned by fewer than 5% of all business schools around the world. The College of Business Administration offers high-quality programs focused on scientific, technological and traditional business environments. Through strategic alliances within our community, the College is emerging as an instrumental partner in the economic and technological development of the region.

As technology redefines the way business is done, our information systems major ensures a great foundation for careers in computer forensics, cybersecurity, database management, and more.

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INVESTING WISELY: Students in our Capital Management Group manage two real investment portfolios worth CLOSE TO $500,000. One of the portfolios is an international fund that invests in companies from all over the world!

5 Reasons to Do Business with UAH 1.

The National Science Foundation has ranked UAH among the top 10 schools in the nation for federally funded contracts and grants in management and economics.

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Across majors, we’re committed to providing experiential learning or “hands-on” opportunities through internships, co-op jobs, and class projects.

3. UAH’s accounting graduates have consistently high pass rates on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Guess what? UAH’s College

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Our New Venture Challenge students work with inventors and entrepreneurs to build business models and launch new business ventures. Students compete for scholarships at an annual business plan competition.

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UAH’s business graduates are leaders at Ford Motor Co., Eastman Kodak, Merrill Lynch, NASA-MSFC, National Academy of Sciences, Sears Logistic Group, National Institutes of Health, and more.

of Business Administration students intern or co-op with Accenture, ADTRAN, Appleton Learning, Boeing, Disney World, Dynetics, Ford, IBM, SAIC, Yulista Management, Mercedes, and others.

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LEARN about BUSINESS What’s Best in Business? Strong business programs (like ours!) combine courses in your major and courses in other subjects along with a healthy dose of practical application skills. Visit us online at uah.edu/cba for a complete listing of minors and concentrations that enhance our degree programs and offer more specialized studies in business. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS & AREAS OF STUDY

Accounting - - - -

General Accounting Assurance & Financial Reporting (Auditing) Taxation Federal Contract Accounting

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General Finance Corporate Finance Federal Government Finance & Contracts Investments & Financial Institutions

Economics & Computational Analysis Finance

Information Systems

- Information Assurance - Supply Chain Information Systems - Systems Analysis

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General Management Acquisition Management Entrepreneurship Human Resources Management Supply Chain Management

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Acquisition Management Entrepreneurship Marketing Management Supply Chain Management

Special OPPORTUNITIES

• Career-Focused Projects in Each Major • Cooperative Education Program • Honors College • Internship Program • Pre-Professional • Study Abroad STUDENT GROUPS

• American Marketing Association • Beta Alpha Psi • Capital Management Group • Economics Club • Entrepreneurship Club • Information Systems Security Association • iSystems Club • Society for Human Resource Management • Supply Chain Management Club

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Faculty members in the College of

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2012, Dr. Dorla Evans earned the UAH

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federal contractors. You’ll study contract management, acquisitions management, supply chain management, and federal

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contract accounting.


Learn from the best: Faculty members have been elected to lead the world’s most prestigious academic professional associations.

Classes You Don’t Want to Miss: • Computer Forensics • Economics of Information Technology • Employment Law for Managers • Financial Issues in Entrepreneurship • Games and Networks

Diamond Davis informations systems

“The College of Business Administration helps you apply what you are learning in so many ways,” says Diamond Davis, a recent information systems graduate from Birmingham. “I really value the broad-based business approach, as it makes me more marketable to employers,” says Diamond, who completed a co-op as a UAH student. “My degree definitely gives me opportunities to succeed.”

• International Finance • Investments • New Product Development • New Venture Strategies • Sports Economics • Supply Chain Management

Jennifer Pettitt director of undergraduate advising

“UAH offers a degree that’s worth more because it allows you to do more,” notes Jennifer Pettitt, marketing lecturer and advising director. What kind of student does she think fits best in the College of Business Administration? “Someone who’s driven, concerned about his or her career, goal oriented, and willing to work,” she says. “The truth is, most business students are already employed full- or part-time – many in exciting internships and co-ops.”

WANT TO LEARN MORE? CONTACT US! College of Business Administration UAH 301 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35899 256.824.6024 cba@uah.edu 7


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OFFICE OF Admissions 301 Sparkman Drive Engineering Building, Room 117 Huntsville, AL 35899 800.824.2255 / 256.824.2773 uahadmissions@uah.edu uah.edu/admissions

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