Dean’s Message


Welcome to the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida. In 2015, we were named a best business college by the Princeton Review for the ninth year in a row. Our faculty are distinguished researchers who are well-known nationally and internationally in their areas of expertise, and pride themselves on providing personal experiences and interactions with students. We are an ideal college for high-caliber students and working professionals who want to be challenged by strong undergraduate and masters programs, and who seek to participate in transformational learning opportunities available on-campus and off-campus.

Our transformational learning opportunities include internships arranged by our in-house Career Management Centerstudy abroad programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, and hands-on experience with state of the art business computing technology. Our LITSLAB has cutting edge optimization software, and our Financial Trading Lab is equipped with the best trading simulation software. For investment experience, our students manage the Osprey Fund and are able to interact with some of best minds in investments and financial services. Capitalizing on our location in the active and growing Jacksonville metropolitan area with nearby beaches, we have partnerships with national accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, transportation companies, logistics companies, and medical services providers, among others. We also have an active and engaged Business Advisory Council committed to growing Coggin and UNF and expanding opportunities for our students.


Our undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting are AACSB accredited, and AACSB accreditation is the international gold standard for quality academic programs in business management. We offer bachelor's degree programs in accounting, economics, finance, financial services, international business, transportation & logistics, management, and marketing. Two of our undergraduate programs (International Business and Transportation & Logistics) have UNF flagship designation, and represent one-third of the flagship programs at UNF. Our graduate programs include a MBAGlobalMBA, and Masters in Accounting. The flagship designation and AACSB accreditation attest to our overall outstanding program quality, growing regional and national reputation, talented faculty, and students being well-trained and prepared to serve local and global businesses and industry.  

We have several business centers that allow our faculty to interact with and provide business and economic data to the community and state, including the Bank of America Institute, the Center for International Business Studies, the Local Economic Indicators Project, the Paper Institute, the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, the Center for Economic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research, and the Small Business Development Center.

Please explore our website and come visit us at the Coggin College. We look forward to meeting you and exploring the vast opportunities available here.


Mark C. Dawkins, Ph.D.

Dean & Professor of Accounting
Coggin College of Business
University of North Florida