The University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business not only aspires to prepare future globally competent business leaders but transform their lives holistically. Through the educational process, students acquire a passion for discovery, life-long learning, knowledge, ethics, service, and a positive perspective of themselves and the world around them. Coggin places a high priority on attracting high-quality professors and the collaborative efforts of the faculty, students, and staff to develop and execute the excellent AACSB-accredited degree programs.
An aspect of transformational learning begins in the classroom. Undergraduate students can choose from a variety of Bachelors degree programs, including Economics, Financial Planning, Management, Accounting, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Transportation & Logistics. Most of the departments have specific scholarships available, and there are numerous external scholarships from generous donors that help students fund their education.
Masters degree programs are in Business Administration, Accountancy, Management, and Logistics & Supply Chain Management. MBA students can concentrate their studies in Construction Management, Economics & Geography, International Business, Management Applications, Sports Management, Marketing, Logistics, Finance, e-Business, or Accounting. There is a Global MBA where students earn a UNF MBA and also spend time studying in Poland, China, and Germany and earn a second Masters degree jointly from universities in Germany and Poland. Along with scholarship options, graduate students can apply for Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships to receive tuition assistance while enhancing their overall educational experience.
Coggin highly regards obtaining a global perspective and multicultural experience first-hand. Business students can travel to places like Australia, Chile, London, or Turkey with faculty members for the short term. They can spend a summer studying in Croatia, Italy, South Korea, China, Germany, Marseille, Paris, or Spain; or a semester exchange in Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, or China. Students can earn two bachelors degrees by spending two years at UNF and two years at either France’s KEDGE Business School or Spain’s Universitat de Valencia.
Another aspect of transformational learning is found through experiential learning opportunities. Student organizations provide many ways to actively learn, build relationships, network, and grow professionally. Business clubs include the American Marketing Association, Economics Society, Finance & Investment Society, Latin American Business Club, Financial Planning Association, Rotaract, Women in Business Society, Delta Sigma Pi, Entrepreneur Society, Transportation & Logistics Society, and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
Community business executives can mentor students and students research with a faculty mentor, participate in an internship, work on real-world projects with real-life clients, and compete in case competitions. Coggin has several Business Centers that are incredible resources for the University and the community. Through involvement in the research, projects, programs, and services these Centers have to offer, students find an immense amount of opportunity to experience learning. Centers include the Bank of America Institute, the Local Economic Indicator Project, The Center for Economic & Geographic Information Systems Research, the Center for International Business Studies, The Paper Institute, and The Small Business Development Center.