-General Business MBA (with or without a concentration)
-Global Entreupreneurship MBA
The Coggin College of Business has always emphasized academic excellence through its curricula and faculty. The MBA program focuses on developing a general management perspective and offers intensive graduate-level study in accounting, economics, decision sciences, finance, management, and marketing. Throughout the program, emphasis is given to policy formulation and the interrelationships of business disciplines. Applications in ethics, total quality management, international business, information technology, and value-based management are included in anticipation of 21st century business education.
The program consists of 36 graduate semester hours. There is a common core of 6 courses required of all students, comprising 18 semester hours of study. The students must also complete an Exit Requirement of either a thesis or Comprehensive Exams with two additional electives determined in consultation with the MBA Director.
Grades of “B” or better are required in all graduate courses.
- 36 credits hours of graduate level coursework (if student possesses an undergraduate degree in business)
- Exit Exam
Major: General Business
Degree: Master of Business Administration
Select three courses at the 6000 level with the listed prefixes:
Students in the MBA program may choose the general business track or one of the following concentrations:
Note: Sports management students must complete the following in addition to the curriculum above
Students must make a "B" or better in all concentration classes. SPM6008 Foundations of Sports Management (3 hrs) to be taken if one does not have an undergraduate degree or minor in Sports Management
Select three of the following courses:
The GlobalMBA is a unique cohort program providing graduate students the opportunity to combine intensive classroom study with residential experiences in four countries: Germany, Poland, China and the United States. The GlobalMBA is offered by a consortium of four outstanding universities:
Each university selects a small group of students who function as a cohort throughout the GlobalMBA. The cohort, of approximately forty students, studies together, spending one term at each institution. The curriculum includes courses in the international aspects of each business discipline, in addition to courses on intercultural communication and international business environments in each country. All instruction is in English.
Students travel to these four universities and, upon graduation, receive two degrees: an MBA from UNF and a Master of International Management and Intercultural Communication jointly conferred by University of Warsaw and Cologne University of Applied Sciences. More information regarding this program
For more information regarding the GlobalMBA program please contact Dr. Steven Paulson or Kate Mattingly Learch.
Steven Paulson, Ph.D.
UNF GlobalMBA Director
UNF IB Flagship Director
UNF Coggin College of Business
Kate Mattingly Learch, MBA
UNF GlobalMBA Associate Director
UNF IB Flagship Associate Director
Admission Policies, Procedures and Application
Each GlobalMBA university selects 10 students per year to participate in the GlobalMBA program. Each institution conducts its own selection process.
Students applying for the UNF cohort of the GlobalMBA program should be admitted in the regular MBA at the Coggin College of Business (see previous section guidelines). In addition to the application to the MBA program, prospective GlobalMBA students should submit the following:
Qualified candidates will be selected after a personal interview with UNF faculty, either by phone or in person.
Review of applications will begin January 1 of each year. Applications will be accepted until the cohort is full. Historically, the cohort is selected by March 1.
- 63 credits hours of graduate level coursework
Concentration: Global MBA
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
October – January
University of Warsaw
February – June
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
June – August
University of North Florida
August – December
Students enrolled in this program are required to write a group thesis and to defend orally the thesis during their last semester at UNF. Obtaining a passing grade on the thesis work is required to obtain both degrees.
Tuition: Consistent with the terms of the exchange agreements, each GlobalMBA student pays tuition and fees only at his or her home institution. Except for a GlobalMBA program fee, and except for a student fee covering public transportation for the term at CUAS, no institution will charge fees to non-native students.
Note: For the purposes of this document, the term native student refers to a student for whom a given institution is the home institution, rather than to the student's nationality (e.g., a student selected by UNF for the GlobalMBA program is a native student at UNF, but a non-native student for all other consortium schools).
Program Fee: The GlobalMBA fees charged are designed to cover program costs, including director travel, co-curricular activities, program promotion, application and transcript fees, etc. Each institution agrees not to charge program fees that, in the aggregate, exceed its cost of operating the GlobalMBA. Therefore, the total GlobalMBA fees charged by all consortium institutions may be allocated in different amounts to different institutions, depending on their individual costs. The GlobalMBA fee is approximately $1,250 (for cohort 9, starting in fall 2009). UNF will issue an invoice to all GlobalMBA students, regardless of the student's native institution, in early September. All payments will be made in US dollars to UNF by the first day of the program in Germany. Students who have not paid the GlobalMBA program fee by the first day of class in Germany will not be permitted to continue in the GlobalMBA program. The GlobalMBA program fee is non-refundable. Students who choose to leave the program, either by choice or by not meeting minimum academic expectations, will not receive a refund of the GlobalMBA fee.
Other Program Costs: Students are responsible for all costs associated with the program (e.g., home-school tuition and fees, program fee, transportation, lodging, living expenses, insurance, books and supplies).
The Global EntrepreneurshipMBA is a full-time graduate program that provides students the opportunity to combine intensive classroom study with residential experiences France, England, and the United States. The Global EntrepreneurshipMBA is offered by a consortium of three outstanding universities:
A limited number of students are able to participate in this non-cohort program each year, with a maximum of six from the University of North Florida, a maximum of three from the European Business School- Paris, and a maximum of three from the European Business School- London. Students complete 48 graduate credit hours – 12 at European Business School in Paris, 24 at the University of North Florida, and 12 at European Business School in London including a thesis. All instruction is in English. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn two master’s degrees – Master of Business Administration from UNF and a Grade Master delivered by the French Ministry for degree completion at European Business School-Paris (Master Degree in “Management of International Affairs”).
Note: As a prerequisite to the program, applicants must have successfully complete an introductory course in each of the following areas:
Students admissible to UNF's regular MBA may take designated graduate courses to meet these prerequisites. Courses include:
Additional program requirements:
A personal interview will be required for the top competitive candidates. Applicants should contact Dr. Anne Sheridan Fugard to schedule their interview.
Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met.
Dr. Jeff Michelman
UNF GlobalMBA Associate Director | Professor of Accounting
(904) 620-2594 Fax
Dr. Anne Sheridan Fugard
UNF GlobalMBA Assistant Director | Study Abroad Director
Concentration: Global Entreupreneurship
European Business School London - London, UK
University of North Florida - Jacksonville, FL
European Business School - Paris, France
The Exit Examination is a comprehensive exam that is offered every semester. Both the specific exam dates and the student deadline to sign up for the Exit Exam will be conveyed by the professor via blackboard to all students in MAN6726. This exam is mandatory and is required of all MBA students for graduation.
It is very important to register early since there are a fixed number of seats for the exams. If you wait to register until the last sessions then all of the available seats might be taken and you will not be able to take the exam!
The student can only be registered for one exam at a time. If wanting to change sessions the student will need to withdraw from the currently enrolled session and then register for a new one.
If the exam is missed, the student can take it at a later session but only if there are any left with available seating. If scheduled for the last session and do not attend then the student will not be able to take the exam. If the student misses an earlier session and there are no seats left in the remaining exams then they will not be able to take the exam.
Core courses in the MBA program are offered every semester (Fall, Spring & Summer). Elective credits are usually offered once a year and are rarely ever offered in the summer. Courses are offered primarily in the late afternoon and evenings (4:30pm, 6:00pm & 7:30pm), and a very few are offered on Saturdays.
Students typically flex their course selection around their work schedule. There are a few cases where a prerequisite course must be completed prior to registering for a particular course. Students should plan to take elective courses in the Fall and Spring semesters.
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