Dean’s Message

Welcome to the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida. We are well-known for strong undergraduate and masters programs complemented by transformational learning opportunities. In 2014, we were named an outstanding business college by the Princeton Review for the eighth year in a row.

Our faculty are accomplished researchers, well-known in their areas of expertise and beyond. Our bachelor's degree programs in accounting, economics, finance, financial services, international business, logistics, management and marketing are vibrant and growing. In fact, two of our programs  (International Business and Transportation & Logistics) have UNF flagship designation. This an indication of outstanding program quality, national recognition and a global talent pool of faculty and students. Our newest undergraduate program enables students to earn two degrees, one from UNF and one from the KEDGE Business School in Marseille, France. Our graduate programs include an MBA, GlobalMBA, Global EntrepreneurshipMBA, and Masters in Accounting. Of course, we have AACSB accreditation in business and in accounting for our undergraduate and graduate programs.  AACSB  accreditation is the international gold standard for quality academic programs in business management. 

Some of the transformational learning opportunities that we offer are internships (arranged by our in-house  Career Management Center), study abroad in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, and 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 hands on learning experience with investing, our students managed the Osprey Fund and compete with the finest minds in the business. Capitalizing on our location in the thriving Jacksonville metropolitan area, we have partnerships with national accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, transportation companies and medical services providers, among others. Much of this interaction is via an active and engaged Business Advisory Council and a Business Associates Council.

Our business centers, which supplement  academic research and support the community with business and economic data include the Bank of America Institute, Center for International Business Studies, Local Economic Indicators Project, the Paper Institute, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, and the Small Business Development Center.

I urge you to explore beyond our website and visit us at the Coggin College.  We will be delighted to meet you and show you what we have to offer.


Ajay Samant, Ph.D.

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