Manderson Graduate School of Business

MBA Association 2018 Officers

Join the inaugural class of 2020 today!

In conjunction with the Marillyn A. Hewson Data Analytics Lab, graduates with a Master of Science in Business Analytics degree from The University of Alabama will be prepared to make a transformative difference in a rapidly-evolving field. Apply today!

The Manderson Graduate School of Business housed in the Culverhouse College of Business offers the flagship two-year MBA, eight different specialized master’s degrees, and the Executive MBA.

At Manderson, there is a business graduate program to fit your needs and fulfill your career and personal aspirations. With a personal touch approach, flexibility, and innovative experiential learning opportunities, Manderson offers it all.


We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs and discover the best fit to help you achieve your career goals. See a brief overview of all that we offer. 

First, review your program's admissions information below. Once you are ready to apply, visit the UA Graduate School Application site. 

You may begin the application process when ready and return to the site to update at any time.

If you have any questions or would like to meet directly with the admissions director, email or schedule an appointment.

Want to experience on-campus life in Tuscaloosa?

Need flexibility and want an  online degree from The University of Alabama on your time from any location?

Looking to get a head start on launching your career while earning your undergraduate degree?

Our Story

In 1944, Dean Lee Bidgood recognized the need to expand graduate program offerings in Culverhouse, the school's primary business schooling facility. Assessing the potential afforded by Culverhouse, he seized the opportunity to found an MBA program that was out of place at the time in the southeast—as well as ahead of its time.

Later that same year, three men and one woman became the first MBA recipients from The University of Alabama. The graduate school of business would continue to offer master, MBA and Ph.D. tracks until 1986, when the Executive MBA program was introduced by Dean H.H. Mitchell, Dr. Lonnie Strickland and MBA Director Gina Johnson.

In 1987, the newly named Culverhouse College of Commerce named its graduate division The Manderson Graduate School of Business in recognition of Lewis Manderson's exemplary record, generosity and foresight, both as a businessman and a steadfast supporter of The University of Alabama and the business school.


Meet the Manderson team, dedicated to the advancement of our students and alumni. We welcome you to connect with us to learn more.

101 Bidgood Hall 
Box 870223