• About Coggin Students

    Areas of Academic Study:

    Coggin College students are educated in the following areas of study:

    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance (Corporate, Real Estate and Investments)
    • Financial Services
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Transportation & Logistics
    • MBA
    • Master of Accountancy
    • GlobalMBA
     

    MBA students are able to specialize in additional concentrations such as construction management, e-commerce, human resource management, and management applications. Students participating in our unique GlobalMBA program have the opportunity to study international business in multiple countries through UNF's partnership with several universities around the world.

     

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    Student Organizations 

    The Coggin College offers a rich array of clubs and organizations, enabling students to get involved beyond the classroom.  

     

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    Coggin Student Organizations - Open Membership

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    Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance - AFWA

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    The Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance ("AFWA") is the home for all women accounting professionals whether new to the field, experienced or considering a career transition.  The mission of AFWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession.

     

    As the first student chapter in the nation to attain a separate charter, we uphold the mission of AFWA as established by our local and national membership.  The student organization is dedicated to the professional advancement of our members, which we seek to attain through networking, scholarship and professional development opportunities.  We host several professional and social events throughout the semester and we encourage participation at events offered periodically by the local AFWA chapter as well.   

     

    To learn more about our student chapter, please visit our Facebook page and our website.

     

    Facebook:     facebook.com/unfafwa 

    Website:        www.afwajax.org/student-chapter-info

    E-Mail:            afwa.president.unf@gmail.com

     

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    Alpha Kappa Psi

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    Alpha Kappa Psi is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious co-ed business fraternity. Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. We develop well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful, and experienced business leaders. Alpha Kappa Psi gives our collegians the practice they need in developing advanced communication skills, a true understanding of the value of teamwork, and the strength of a true bond between our Brothers. Our overall goal is a special one: the preparation of men and women for future success. INVEST IN YOU.

    College men and women everywhere are discovering that Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. They join Alpha Kappa Psi to take advantage of valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities. SHAPING PEOPLE, SHAPING BUSINESS.

     

     

    Contact:     membership@akpsiunf.com
    Website:www.akpsi.org
    Facebook:  www.facebook.com/akpsi.unf

     

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    Alpha Sigma Pi - UNF Accounting Club

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    Alpha Sigma Pi is a professional organization dedicated to the promotion and stimulation of greater interest in the profession of accountancy and to the encouragement of high scholarship and proficiency. The club sponsors numerous activities designed to strengthen relationships among students, faculty, and members of the business community. These activities include a social Fall and Spring terms, various speakers, and an awards banquet twice during the academic year. Outstanding students and faculty chosen by Alpha Sigma Pi are recognized at the banquet. Membership is open to all students, faculty, and alumni. 

     

     

    Contact: alphasigmapi.president@gmail.com
    Facebook:  www.facebook.com/groups/alphasigmapi

     

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    UNF American Marketing Association

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    Have you ever wondered why certain companies choose certain products over others? Or how the display of a shelf can have an influence over a consumer? Or maybe have an interest in sports marketing, fashion marketing, viral marketing, or brand loyalty? Then this club may be for you. The UNF AMA is open to anyone who is interested in this subject matter.
    The purpose of the UNF AMA is to promote a better understanding and use of marketing principles and concepts by providing real opportunities for members to be involved with current marketing trends and traditions. These goals shall be achieved through encouraging members to participate with marketing seminars, marketing projects, attend meetings to hear guest speakers, and enter marketing contests.

     

     

    Contact:  unfama@gmail.com

     

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    APICS (The Association for Operations Management) – UNF Student Chapter

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    APICS-UNF Student Chapter (The Association for Operations Management at the University of North Florida), in partnership with the APICS Jacksonville chapter and the International organization of APICS, strives to promote, foster and encourage student interest in the field of operations management.
    We enrich student membership through networking opportunities and shared professional experiences for personal & professional growth and serve the University, the Coggin College of Business and the global economy where possible.

     

     

    Contact: unf.apics@gmail.com
    Website:www.unf.edu/groups/apics/

     

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    BEST Alliance

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    BEST ALLIANCE is a financial wellness club. It is a student led alliance that strives to build awareness on financial stability for students of the On Campus Transition Program while in school that create healthy financial habits that will continue after their time in the program. BEST Alliance members serve as financial mentors to students of the On Campus Transition Program and provide workshops to On Campus Transition Program. BEST Alliance sole mission is to build awareness to the importance of being financially healthy college students. BEST Alliance provides the knowledge needed for the financial stability of students at UNF while also creating an inclusive community of practice.  

     

     

    Contact: juan.rodriguez@ospreys.unf.edu | (352) 346-9689

     

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    Delta Sigma Pi

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    Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

    Here at UNF, our chapter is committed to making the students of the Coggin College of Business more professional, more knowledgeable and thus more successful. We recruit at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters. We look for qualified individuals who go above and beyond the expected and will increase the strength of our brotherhood.

     

     

    Contact:      dspunfsrvp@gmail.com 
    Website: dspunf.wix.com/kappapi 

     

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    Economics Society

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    The purpose of the Economics Society at UNF is to further the interests of the UNF student about the field of economics. Through professional speakers, events and open forums we hope to enhance the knowledge of economic factors in the local, national and global economy. The Economics Society is open to all UNF students and is a great way to get involved on campus and within the community.

     

     

    Contact:econsociety.unf@gmail.com
    Website:www.facebook.com/pages/Economics-Society-at-the-University-of-North-Florida/354914611254832

     

     

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    Entrepreneur Society

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    The Entrepreneur Society is here to bring the entrepreneurial minds of the University of North Florida together to collaborate and expand their minds on the topic of entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneur Society strives to serve students by providing networking activities with Jacksonville's entrepreneurs and through national collegiate conferences. 

     

     

    Contact: UNF.ES.Vpsofmbrs@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/unfentrepreneursociety

     

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    Finance and Investment Society

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    The Finance and Investment Society is open to all students interested in acquiring knowledge about banking, finance, and investment topics. The society offers many activities during the year including socials with the business community, various speakers, and an annual banquet. The Society sponsors the Updown.com Portfolio Trading Challenge and provides awards for the best student performers. FIS is among the top 5% of university finance clubs around the country according to the Financial Management Association (FMA). Each year, students are selected to attend the annual FMA Leaders’ Conference held in cities like Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, and New York. UNF FIS won the 2010 FMA Leaders’ Quiz Bowl. Students are automatically made members of the FMA and Association for Financial Professionals with FIS membership. Students from all disciplines are strongly encouraged to become active members of the Finance and Investment Society.

     

     

    Contact: unf.fis@gmail.com
    Website:  www.unffis.org

     

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    UNF Geography Club

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    The purpose of the UNF Geography club is to educate, stimulate interest, and get hands on experience with subjects and activities related to all aspects of geography. We have members studying a diverse set of majors including economics, music education, political science, and Information Science. Geography is about the study of where things happen and how that location affects the outcome, Anything that happens somewhere - which is everything - can be studied under the umbrella of geography.
    As a club we are looking into visiting state and national parks, receiving presentations from economic geographers, sailing, and even a trip abroad.

     

     

    Email:  geographyclubunf@gmail.com
    Facebook:www.facebook.com/UNFGeographyClub

     

     

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    National Association of Black Accountants

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    The mission of the National Association of Black Accountants is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in its successors. NABA UNF is dedicated to the academic success and professional development of Coggin College Business students through:

    • Peer Mentorship
    • Regional & National Scholarships
    • Student Conferences
    • Community Outreach
    • Professional Networking & Mentorship
    • Internship and Career Opportunities

    Open to ALL Business Majors
    Open to ALL Ethnic Groups

     

     

    Contact:nabaunfchapter@gmail.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/NABAUNF1

     

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    Rotaract

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    ROTARACT is an international program for young men and women ages 18 to 30 who believe they can make a difference. ROTARACT clubs provide an opportunity for young adults to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

     

    ROTARACT was founded in 1968 by ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, a worldwide association of service-minded business and professional leaders. Today there are over 6,000 Rotary-supported ROTARACT clubs with more than 130,000 members in some 120 countries around the world. Clubs are either community-based or university-based. Our sponsor is Oceanside Rotary. This makes us true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary. 

     

     

     

    Contact:  rotaractclubunf@gmail.com
    Blog:  http://rotaractclubunf.wordpress.com/

     

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    Society for Human Resource Management

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    The University of North Florida Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional organization open to students who are interested in the human resources field. The organization is designed to promote a closer affiliation between the business community and students. The objectives of the organization are to keep students up to date on new developments in the field of human resources management, to acquaint students to the human resources field, and to develop a nucleus of truly professional human administrators for the future. Student membership is open to students of at least sophomore standing. Full-time or part-time students are welcomed.
    Students may be enrolled in either the undergraduate program or the graduate programs at the University of North Florida. Members need not be business majors, but must have an interest in human resources. If interested, contact the Department of Management, Marketing and Logistics. 

     

     

     

    Contactcspector@unf.edu
    Websitewww.facebook.com/ShrmUnfStudentChapter

     

     

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    Transportation & Logistics Society

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    The purpose of the Transportation & Logistics Society (TLS) is to promote, foster and encourage student interest in the field of transportation & logistics. TLS strives to accomplish this purpose by creating a relationship network for UNF transportation & logistics majors, promoting the growth of the program at UNF and enhancing members’ skills through shared professional experiences. fostering personal & professional growth among members, and by serving The University, the Coggin College of Business the logistics community of Jacksonville, and where possible, the nation. The Transportation & Logistics Society was voted UNF’s Club of the Year in 2003, 2008 and 2009 amongst 170 student organizations.  

     

     

    Contact: TLSociety@unf.edu
    Website: www.unf.edu/groups/logistics/ 

     

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    Women in Business Society

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    The mission of the Women in Business Society (WBS) is to support women in efforts to pursue higher levels of educational and professional achievement through networking resources, exposure to career opportunities and successful business women in the Jacksonville community. Membership is not restricted to women; anyone who is interested in supporting our mission is welcome. The goals of WBS are: alumni achievement, development of female leaders, and the cultivation of an environment of continuing growth and excellence

    The Women in Business Society was voted UNF's 2012 Club of the Year out of 170 other student organizations. WBS is about building traditions, creating memories, and establishing relationships with peers and Jacksonville employers. We are honored to serve the Coggin College of Business as well as our fellow students, alumni and community and we look forward to welcoming you on board! If you have any questions concerning membership, please email wbsmembership@gmail.com. For general questions please call.

     

     

    Contact: wbsmembership@gmail.com | (904) 620-2067
    Website:www.wbsunf.weebly.com   

     

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    Coggin Student Organizations - Selective Membership

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    Osprey Financial Group

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    The Osprey Financial Group is a student managed investment fund. The program, a two-semester commitment that counts as six elective credits, enables a select group of undergraduate finance and MBA students to manage a real portfolio as a professional investment firm. The real-world asset management experience begins with application and interviews to select 10 students for each academic year. The chosen students are administratively organized with officer positions and responsibilities. Teams analyze and present reports to aid in buy/sell decision making. There are sector analyst, economic, fixed-income, and technical analysis teams that all aid in the decision making process. OFG won the 2010 CFA Florida Investment Research Challenge. 

     

    Recruitment held annually in March.

     

     

    Contact: rlamb@unf.edu
    Website:  www.unf.edu/coggin/ofg

     

     

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    Coggin Mentor Program

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    Recruitment held annually in April. 

     

     

    Contact:www.unf.edu/coggin/cmc/students/mentor_program.aspx

     

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    Coggin Student Ambassador Program

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    Recruitment held at the start of fall and spring semesters.

     

     

    Contact:www.unf.edu/coggin/cmc/students/ambassador_program.aspx 

     

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    Student Leadership Advisory Board

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    Comprised of the senior leaders from all Coggin College student organizations, the Student Leadership Advisory Board (SLAB) is a service group within the Coggin College of Business. SLAB serves all Coggin College student organizations and provides a centralized forum for training and idea sharing among the student club leaders with a goal of supporting the mission of the Coggin College. They also play a crucial role in promoting the Coggin College of Business to both the University at large as well as the greater Jacksonville business community. Members of SLAB have the opportunity to contribute to the community through volunteering, to network with local business professionals, and to assist the Dean's Office with various special events. 

     

    Membership by invitations only.

     

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    Honor Society

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    Beta Gamma Sigma

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    Beta Gamma Sigma is the national scholastic honor society in the field of business administration. Membership is limited to outstanding graduates of colleges accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. It is the highest academic honor that a student in business or management can obtain.

    Objectives:

    • Encourage and honor high academic achievement by students of business and management through chapters in business programs accredited by AACSB International.
    • Foster in Beta Gamma Sigma members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness.
    • Support the advancement of business thought and practice to encourage lifelong learning.
    • Enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for students and alumni members in their professional lives.
    • Advance the visibility and reputation of Beta Gamma Sigma. 

    Eligibility:

    • In the top 5 percent of their junior class
    • In the top 10 percent of their senior class and meet certain course residency requirements
    • In the top 20 percent of those receiving masters degrees 


    Contact: Albert Loh (cloh@unf.edu)

    Website: www.unf.edu/coggin/bgs/index.aspx 

     

     

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    FMA National Honor Society

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    The FMA National Honor Society recognizes and rewards scholastic achievement and is the only international honorary specifically for students of finance. It is one of the highest academic honors that a student in finance can obtain.

     
    Objectives:

    • To encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishments of finance students.
    • To promote the advancement of finance in the business world.
    • To foster integrity in the conduct of financial activities.

    Undergraduate Eligibility:

    • An overall GPA of 3 or higher
    • A Junior or Senior standing
    • Completed at least four finance classes
    • A GPA in finance of 3.25 or better

    Graduate Eligibility:

    • An overall GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Completed two finance classes beyond the required course
    • A GPA in finance graduate courses of 3.5 or better

     

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    UNF Student Organizations

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    UNF Clubs

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    In addition to Coggin clubs, students can join other clubs on campus. A full listing of current UNF clubs can be found at: www.unf.edu/cluballiance/Clubs.aspx.

     

    Coggin College of Business Student Code of Conduct  [pdf]

     

    UNF Student Conduct Code 

     

     

     

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