Culverhouse Points of Pride and Rankings
- We were ranked by U.S. News & World Report #44 in the nation overall and 28th among public business schools for 2020-2021.
- For 2021-2022, the Manderson Graduate School of Business MBA ranks 22nd among public universities and 44th overall, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- Fortune Magazine has ranked the Manderson MBA among the best programs in the country at #26 among public institutions and #58 overall.
- Our online non-MBA master’s programs are ranked 16th best in the U.S. and #1 in the SEC for veterans by U.S. News & World Report and 31st overall.
- The Culverhouse Department of Management is ranked #37 overall and #21 among public universities in 2019 by the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity, or TAMUGA.
- Forbes MBA rankings lists the Manderson MBA program 50th overall and 26th public.
- The Culverhouse School of Accountancy has the 11th best undergrad, 10th best Master’s, and 9th best Ph.D. Accounting program in the nation according to Public Accounting Report in its 2019 Professors Survey. In the South, the undergraduate and master’s programs rank 3rd and 2nd, respectively.
Rankings of Note
- The website BestValueSchools ranks the Culverhouse Ph.D. in management with human resources study focus #11 in the nation.
- ValueColleges.com ranked our online Master’s in Marketing #6 in the nation for best values.
- OnlineU.org ranked our online Master’s in Operations Management the #2 and our online Master’s in Marketing #1 most affordable for 2019.
- The Masters of Science in Management Operations is ranked 7th by College Choice.
- Our Master’s of Accountancy was ranked by GreatBusinessSchools.org as #20 in the nation.
- The Master’s of Science in Marketing is ranked #20 and the Master’s of Science in Finance ranked #30 in the nation by TFE Times.
- TFE Times ranks the Manderson MBA among the country’s best for 2021.
- Culverhouse is ranked one of 25 best business schools in the world to make connections and get a job by GraduatePrograms.com.
- The Undergraduate Economics Program was ranked #14 in the nation by College Factual.
- EDsmart ranks Culverhouse’s online general business administration program, offered through Bama By Distance, among the best in the nation for 2020.
Recent College Highlights
- The Culverhouse Diversity in Business Bridge Program, made possible by a generous gift from Protective Life Corp., hosted its first session in June 2021. The program seeks to aid high school students from underrepresented populations in Alabama in their journey to college and potentially Culverhouse.
- Dr. James King Jr. was appointed to the SEC Council on Racial Equity and Social Justice, a league-wide body consisting of a diverse group of student-athletes, administrators, coaches and SEC staff. He is the administrative representative from The University of Alabama, joining Coach Pat Murphy from UA’s softball program, who represents athletics.
- Edward K. Aldag Jr., a longtime supporter of entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama, has committed an additional $1.75 million to help UA students pursue their dreams of starting their own businesses.
- Faculty members John Heins and Dr. Lou Marino were recipients of The University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s “Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards” for 2020 owing to their “exceptional approach toward the art of instruction.
- Erik Johnson, Culverhouse assistant professor of economics, and Brendan Moore, executive director of urban development for the City of Tuscaloosa, collaborated on a new technology to detect blighted properties.
Recent Student Highlights
- Students in the Culverhouse’s STEM Path to the MBA program are working with NASA to translate the agency’s patents into technologies that seek to tackle real world problems.
- A team of Manderson MBA grads have launched Sweet Home Spirits, a brand that pays homage to the Yellowhammer State through distinct whiskey and vodka products.
- Raina Esteves was named the college’s Austin Cup winner for 2021. Esteves, who graduated with a GPA that placed her first among 120 MAcc applicants, was also a leader outside the classroom through participation in numerous clubs and outreach activities.
- The Manderson MBA Case Team came in second place in the 8th SEC MBA Case Competition, conducted virtually for the first time in SEC history and facilitated by the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. The team, all of whom are second-year students, was comprised of Diana Boone, Oliver Robinson, Savanah Hiers, and Savannah Middleton.