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.
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.
We invite all prospective students of the Manderson Graduate School of Business to our Fall 2018 open house!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018
This is a great opportunity to see Tuscaloosa, visit campus, meet current faculty, staff, students and alumni!
9:00am – 9:30am Welcome by Culverhouse Dean Kay Palan and Dr. Brian Gray, Associate Dean of Manderson
9:30am – 10:30am Alumni Panel: a variety of Manderson alumni
10:30 – 10: 55am Coffee and mingle with Manderson (alumni, faculty and students)
11:00am – 12:00pm Class Sample: A special seminar with Dr. Lou Marino and Dr. Ron Dulek, Strategic Management
12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch: Admissions Team Q&A
2:00pm Optional Tours
5:00pm Optional Networking Happy Hour with Students
With your RSVP, we'll reach out closer to the event with more details!
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.