Press Release for Tuesday, October 6, 2009
UNF Coggin College Among Best Business Schools
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida has been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features UNF’s Coggin College in the new 2010 edition of its book, “The Best 301 Business Schools.”
“We are proud to be honored by The Princeton Review,” said Dr. John McAllister, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF. “The College’s distinctiveness finds its source in our high-quality faculty-student interaction, our global perspective and our commitment to continuous learning.”
“The Best 301 Business Schools: 2010 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools, which highlight academics, student life and admissions, plus ratings for academics, selectivity and career placement services.
“We are pleased to recommend UNF’s Coggin College to readers of our book and users of our site as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn and MBA,” said Robert Franek, senior vice president of publishing, Princeton Review. “We chose the 301 business schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools.”
The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 301, or name one business school best overall.
The lists are based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of 19,000 students attending the 301 business schools profiled in the book.
Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists. Conducted during the 2008-09, 2007-08, and 2006-07 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online.
In May 2006, Coggin College had two of its programs—Transportation & Logistics and International Business—selected as UNF’s latest flagship programs. Both business programs were selected because they are of the highest caliber and each has the potential to draw talented students from around the world, tackle cutting-edge research projects and help solve problems facing today’s businesses. This recognition of excellence will allow these business programs to grow and expand.
With more than 3,800 students, the Coggin College’s mission is to educate and develop business professionals through rigorous, relevant accredited degree programs offered by faculty devoted to student learning and engaged in scholarly activities.
Since 1976, the Coggin College of Business has been accredited by AACSB—only one in five business schools are awarded the accreditation, which honors the best business schools in the world. The AACSB is the world leader in accreditation for business education.