On this day in Alabama history: Ground broken for UAB’s Collat School of Business

On this day in Alabama history: Ground broken for UAB’s Collat School of Business
The UAB Collat School of Business. (Adam Pope/UAB)

December 9, 2016

On Dec. 9, 2016, officials held ground-breaking ceremonies for the Collat School of Business at UAB. Less than two years later, UAB dignitaries held the ribbon-cutting for the $37.5 million state-of-the-art facility that houses the Collat School of Business and Bill Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students began attending on Aug. 27, 2018. The 108,000-square-foot building enhances the learning experience while preparing students to work in modern business. Learning areas include breakout rooms, an innovation lab, classrooms for team-based learning, a high-tech finance lab, sales role-playing rooms, an auditorium, a career center and quiet study spaces. Located in Birmingham, the Collat School of Business promotes collaboration and a connection to UAB while furthering innovation and entrepreneurship.

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