Think of your education as a journey.
Where will it lead you?

Your determination and ambition can help you move up in the business world with tangible skills acquired through an online business degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. By earning your business degree online, you can prepare to climb the ladder without putting your career on hold.

The esteemed faculty of the Collat School of Business comprises seasoned professionals who consult for Fortune 500 companies and the Big 4 accounting firms. They channel their expertise to create evolved, flexible programs that make our institution celebrated among online business schools.

Each business degree online is designed to help you develop skills in your specific area of interest, such as finance, management, marketing, accounting, industrial distribution and information systems. Choose from seven online bachelor’s programs and three online master’s programs.

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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

In the private, public, and nonprofit sector, accountants are needed to manage financial records and provide financial consultations to small corporations and international organizations alike. An online business degree in accounting can also move you closer to various certifications, including Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner credentials to help you increase your hiring potential.

Bachelor of Science in Finance

Every business runs on numbers. That’s why a higher-than-average career growth rate for the finance field shouldn’t come as a surprise. A business degree in finance can help you develop strong mathematical skills, social perceptiveness, and the business savvy you need to lead in the field.

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Prepare for your career in human resource management when you pursue your online Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management with UAB. With a SHRM-recognized and aligned curriculum, you can develop the strategic decision-making, practical problem-solving, and future-focused talent management skills you need to join the HR field with confidence and expertise.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution

Join one of the few programs in the world that blends business and engineering to approach industrial distribution in a distinct way that factors in both how things are made and how they make it to market. It’s the comprehensive knowledge you need to direct the flow of goods. Choose your focus to command the supply chain in industrial or medical settings.

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

There’s a technical side to business, and that’s where our online bachelor’s in information systems comes in. We can help you develop your skills in technology and business to set you apart in the job market. Learn how to generate, deliver, and secure data and how to effectively manage IT departments in any organization with this dynamic business degree.

Bachelor of Science in Management

All organizations need strong leadership. A business degree in management can help you learn the tools to manage company resources, solve problems, and manage an organization’s people on a day-to-day basis.

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

From market segmentation to research analytics, a bachelor’s in marketing is a valuable asset in any industry. With this online business degree, you can develop the communication, sales, and go-to-market strategy skills necessary to keep up in this fast-paced field.


Master of Accounting

With an online master’s in accounting degree, you can do more than reinforce your communication, research, and mathematical skills — you can also prepare to sit for the highly regarded Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Add this graduate-level business degree to your resume and establish your reputation as an expert and leader in the field.

Master of Business Administration

There’s no such thing as a traditional business model or a traditional business leader anymore. Technology and a rapidly evolving economy have put a premium on adaptability, behavioral management, and IT savviness. Our online Master of Business Administration is a decision-oriented degree that can help you bolster the foundation knowledge of business and economics with the distinctly modern aspects of leadership. Choose from five concentrations in growth industries such as Marketing, Management Information Systems, Health Services, Business Analytics, and Finance. Or, you can opt for the General track.

Master of Science Management Information Systems

Chief information officers, chief technology officers, and other heads of IT departments have a few things in common, but the most important among them is a higher education that combines business savvy and technological expertise. They know how to manage technology and systems. Start mastering the field of management information systems today and learn to lead in the technology and business world tomorrow.


Whether your goal is to join the field or advance in it, our online business degrees are designed to help you reach your professional potential. Each program helps you develop business and communication skills as well as introduces you to or builds on the specialized skills your chosen field demands.


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Of Faculty Hold PHDs


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Our goal is to help you reach yours. With rigorous and relevant curriculums, an expansive network of alumni and cohorts, and flexible online platforms, your business degree from UAB’s Collat School of Business can help you put your career on the right track — the fast track.

Reputation Matters
Your business degree carries a reputation with it. That’s why it is critical that you not only choose the right program, but the right university, too. UAB is a top-tier school and a valuable asset. Adding our name to any resume can increase your professional potential in more ways than you think.

Collaborate and Network
With more than 90% of our faculty holding academic or professional doctorates and as the largest employer in Alabama with connections spanning far beyond the realm of higher education, UAB is well versed in business and can connect you to thousands of other professionals and alumni across Alabama and around the world.

Proof of Alumni Success
Did you know that more than half of UAB’s Rhodes Scholars are Collat School of Business alumni? And that the Collat School of Business boasts a Truman Scholarship winner? It’s true, success breeds happiness — The Princeton Review ranked our students the 11th “Happiest Students” in the nation.

National Recognition
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been recognized as a Carnegie I research institution for our high level of research activity. In addition, UAB ranks among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Master’s in Business Programs”, “Best Online Bachelor’s in Business Programs”, “Best Online MBA Programs” and “Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs” for 2021. It is also one of the nation’s “Best National Universities” in its 2021 annual guide to America’s Best Colleges.

Worldwide Connections
The Princeton Review named UAB among the “Top 10 Universities in the United States for Diversity” for four consecutive years, which means our students have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other professionals with different perspectives and experiences and explore networking opportunities beyond Birmingham. Our inclusive and supportive culture helps students from around the world get the experience they need to cross boundaries, forge lasting partnerships, and excel in today’s competitive workplace.


UAB graduates set their aim high, with many leveraging our business degrees to obtain leadership positions at major companies like AT&T, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and many more. The right skills can help you rise to the top. Consider these industry trends provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As firms expand to digital platforms and face cybersecurity risks, demand for IT managers is expected to grow by as much as 26% between 2014 and 2024

Continued impact of globalization is expected to increase demand for accountants by 11% between 2014 and 2024

Demand for marketing managers is expected to grow by 9% between 2014 and 2024, with a median annual salary reported at $127,130 in 2014

An increase in top executive positions is expected to create 146,600 new jobs