CCOB Overview Mark Dawkins

 Coggin College of Business Overview

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 Center, study 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 UNF Environmental Center, 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 


The Coggin College of Business and the accounting programs in Coggin are fully accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for business schools internationally, and 736 business schools have earned AACSB Accreditation as of June 2015. Similarly, 182 institutions hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

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To educate and develop business professionals through accredited degree programs by having both students and faculty engaged in scholarly activities for the discovery and application of knowledge.

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The Coggin College of Business aspires to be the institution of first choice for business education, serving North Florida with top-qualilty faculty excelling in teaching and scholarship, and sharing with students their passion for life-long discovery and community service.

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Coggin College staff, students, and faculty work together in a learning community characterized by civility, mutual respect, and open, honest communication.

The distinctiveness of our learning community is exemplified by the values that we consider most important. Specifically, we value:

  • faculty-student interaction of the highest quality;
  • global perspective, as an essential aspect of relevant business education; and
  • commitment to enthusiasm for continuous learning.

Our faculty and staff embrace these values and encourage our students to do the same. As our students observe professional interactions among faculty, staff and their peers, they are provided with behavioral models to emulate.

Our goal is to live and share these values so that students learning in the Coggin College, which could be limited to receiving information, instead becomes transformational learning. That is, it results in a positive shift in the way students think, view themselves, and view the world around them.

This transformational learning takes place in our classrooms and in experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad; internships; participation in student organizations; involvement in research projects with our faculty; and professional interactions with our staff.

We expect that students who are engaged in the Coggin College learning community will obtain high-quality positions upon graduation and have successful careers as business professionals. As alumni, they become the “Brand” of the Coggin College.

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Wall Street Journal Partnership

Each student enrolling in one or more Coggin College of Business courses numbered 3000 or higher is assessed a fee each semester. In return, each student is able to pick up a copy of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) from locations within the College. Moreover, each student will receive access to all of the WSJ’s online editions (e.g., European, Asian), as well as Barron’s online and the WSJ Employment Edition. Additional information is available at

 Jacksonville Business Journal Partnership

The Coggin College of Business is proud to partner with the Jacksonville Business Journal to provide every Coggin student online access to the Jacksonville Business Journal. This publication gives our students’ insight into the pulse of the local business community with access to: Exclusive Job Prospecting, Comprehensive Curriculum Supplement, Quick Research, and User-Friendly pages that are also Eco-Friendly (online). Additional Information is available at

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