History and Objectives
Facilities and Services
Degrees and Programs Offered
General Degree Requirements and Academic Policies
Department and Program Requirements
Curriculum I—Business Administration
Curriculum II—Culverhouse School of Accountancy
Curriculum III—Dual Major in Business and Foreign Languages Program
Curriculum IV—Management Information Systems
Curriculum V—General Business
Curriculum VII—for College Graduates
Academic Achievement Awards and Scholarships
Grants from Professional and Business Organizations
Scholarships and Readerships for Undergraduates
Administrative Officers and Faculty
Board of Visitors
The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration (C&BA) is the oldest school of business in the state and one of the premier programs in the South. Over its 87-year history, the College has earned national recognition for excellence in business education. Technologically sophisticated classrooms, laboratories, and library facilities, continuous improvements in academic programs, and an outstanding faculty provide a sound basis for maintaining this tradition of excellence.
Lee Bidgood, the first dean of the College, launched the School of Commerce in 1919. Dean Bidgood oversaw the development of the College, including construction of the Commerce Building, now known as Bidgood Hall, which was completed in 1929. Bidgood Hall has grown through several expansions and is now a central part of a technologically integrated three-building business complex in the central University campus.
The College offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, and has awarded more than 40,000 degrees since its inception. The mission of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration is to excel in the creation, dissemination, and application of business knowledge. We will constantly endeavor to be the premier provider of comprehensive, high-quality, cost-effective education in Alabama. We are committed to meeting the needs of students, alumni, employers, and the greater academic community. The commerce and business administration curriculum combines a sound liberal arts foundation with specialized professional training. The lower division/upper division structure of the program ensures that students develop necessary basic skills before undertaking advanced work in the business functional fields and in their majors.