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València/UNF Double Degree

Earn two bachelor's degrees: one from UNF and one from the Universitat de València (UV) in Spain. 

 

This program is pending final approval in September 2018 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. If approved, it will officially begin in Spring 2019.  

 

The València/UNF double degree is an exciting opportunity to combine a love of Spanish language and culture with an interest in international business and finance. Earn two bachelor's degrees by spending two years at UNF and two years at UV, including a four-month internship in Spain. Explore below to find out if this program is right for you!

  

València/UNF Double Degree Program

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The BBA International Business: València/UNF program is an undergraduate double degree designed for Universitat de València (UV) and UNF Coggin College of Business students to earn two bachelor degrees while taking business and language courses and participating in internships in the US and in Spain. This program may be especially attractive to students interested in taking additional courses in Finance as well as International Business. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, each student earns both of the following bachelor degrees:  
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Major in International Business) 
    • awarded by the University of North Florida | Jacksonville, United States 
      
  • Bachelor of International Business 
    • awarded by the Universitat of València | Valencia, Spain
     

Accreditation

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The University of North Florida

 

Institutional Accreditation Statement

The University of North Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Florida. Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about the University of North Florida accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard. For all other inquiries, see the contact information on UNF's webpage.


Dual Degree Accreditation Disclaimer

The University of North Florida (UNF) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. The Universitat de València is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of UNF does not extend to or include the Universitat de València or its students. Further, although UNF agrees to accept certain course work from the Universitat de València to be applied toward an award from UNF, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from UNF. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.

 

Coggin College of Business Accreditation

The Coggin College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International) for both business and accounting.

 

Universitat de València

The Universitat de València is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD), Spain.

 

UNF Students: Curriculum and Coursework

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Students participating in the València/UNF double degree program earn one degree from UNF and one degree from València (UV).  While many of the courses taken in the U.S. and Spain count toward both degrees, some apply only to the UNF degree or only to the UV degree.  It is possible to earn the UNF Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in international business if a student chooses not to complete the additional UV coursework.  In this case, the student earns only one degree, not the UV degree, and does not earn the double degree concentration.   
 

UNF Student Curriculum

Students who begin at UNF should visit the UNF student Osprey Map [link coming soon!] for a detailed program curriculum, including coursework required at each university. Students who complete this program in its entirety earn 140 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at the Universitat de València count toward the UNF degree, view the course equivalency table.  General education coursework, business prerequisites and Spanish language courses are completed at UNF; additional business and Spanish courses plus an internship are completed in Spain:

 

Year One: UNF (Jacksonville, U.S.A.)

  • general education coursework
  • business prerequisite coursework
  • beginning Spanish I and II

Year Two: UNF

  • general education coursework
  • general business prerequisite and core coursework
  • international business major coursework
  • intermediate Spanish I and II

Year Three: UV (València, Spain)

  • general business core coursework
  • international business major coursework
  • Spanish as a foreign language

Year Four: UV

  • international business major and elective coursework
  • Spanish as a foreign language
  • bachelor's thesis
  • internship (may be outside of València but within Spain) 
 

Course Equivalency Table

The coursework taken at UV that can be applied toward the UNF BBA for this program only is listed below. Additional coursework required only for the UV degree are denoted by an asterisk (*) on the UNF Student Osprey Map [link coming soon!].

 

Universitat de València (UV) Course  Equivalent UNF Course
Economy of the EU ECS 3303 Current Issues in the Economics of the EU
International Business Management MAN 4600 Management of International Business
Marketing Management MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
International Finance FIN 4604 International Finance
International Financial Markets FIN 4000 International Financial Markets
Financial Statement Analysis FIN 4461 Financial Statement Analysis
Quantitative Techniques in Business ECO 3411 Business/Econ Statistics
International Taxation Regional Studies
International Marketing MAR 4156 International Marketing
International Trade ECO 3704 International Trade
Internship GEB 3361 International Business Internship
Thesis MAN 4905 Directed Independent Study

 

València Students: Curriculum and Coursework 

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Students participating in the Valencia/UNF double degree program earn one degree from UNF and one degree from UV.  While many of the courses taken in the U.S. and Spain count toward both degrees, some apply only to the UNF degree or only to the UV degree.  It would be very difficult for Spanish students to earn the UNF degree without completing the requirements for the UV degree as well.
 

UV Student Curriculum

Students who begin at UV should work with their program coordinator at UV to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses prior to coming to UNF.  Once students arrive, they should visit the UV student Osprey Map [link coming soon!] for a detailed program curriculum, including coursework required at each university. Students who complete this program in its entirety earn 138 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at the Universitat de València count toward the UNF degree, see the course equivalency table below. Business prerequisites and English language courses are completed at UV; additional business and English courses plus an internship are completed in the U.S.:

 

Year One: UV (València, Spain)

  • general business prerequisite and core coursework
  • English language

Year Two: UV

  • general business core coursework
  • international business major coursework
  • internship

Year Three: UNF (Jacksonville, U.S.A.)

  • general education coursework
  • general business core coursework
  • international business major and elective coursework

Year Four: UNF

  • international business major and elective coursework
  • bachelor's thesis
  • internship (may be outside of Jacksonville but within the U.S.)

        

Course Equivalency Table

The coursework taken at UV that can be applied toward the UNF BBA for this program only is listed below. Additional coursework required only for the UV degree is denoted by an asterisk (*) on the UV Student Osprey Map [link coming soon!].

 

Valencia (UV) Course  Equivalent UNF Course
Intro to Financial Accounting ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting 
Management Accounting ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
Learning Instruments & Techniques CGS 1100 Computer Applications for Business
Macroeconomics ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
Microeconomics ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
Marketing Management MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
Statistics STA 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business
Intro to Business Management MAN 3025 Administrative Management
Mathematics MAC 1105 College Algebra
Financial Management FIN 3403 Financial Management
International Economics ECO 3704 International Trade
Quantitative Techniques in Business ECO 3411 Business/Econ Statistics
International Taxation IB Major Elective I
Geopolitics & Globalization IB Major Elective II
Language I  IB Intermediate Language Requirement I
Business English II IB Intermediate Language Requirement II

 

University of North Florida, United States

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About the University of North Florida

The University of North Florida (UNF) is a mid-sized public university (approximately 17,000 students) with six colleges, one of which is the Coggin College of Business. UNF is housed on 1,300 acres that include a nature and wildlife area with lakes and trails. Plus, UNF has a great location - 7miles from the beach and 12 miles from downtown Jacksonville!  Read more about UNF and the Coggin College of Business

 

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Jacksonville is home to over one million people who enjoy a delightful year-round climate. By car, Jacksonville is 2.5 hours from Orlando (Disney World) and 6 hours from Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida. The Kennedy Space Center and Daytona Beaches are within easy driving distance too. Jacksonville is a great location from which to explore the southeastern part of the United States.

 

 

Ms. Kate Mattingly Learch

Director of Study Abroad | Coggin College of Business

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699 USA
+1 (904) 620-2521

 

 

 Universitat de València, Spain

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About the Universitat de València

 

Founded in 1499, the Universitat de València (UV) is one of the oldest surviving universities in Spain. The university's student population is around 55,000, spread among three campuses; business classes are offered at the Tarongers campus. The combination of the university's own renown and its location in the cultural mecca of València draws hundreds of international students to visit each year. With arts and culture venues, sports activities, and student volunteer groups, study abroad students will find plenty to do during their free time.

 

 

València, Spain

València is the capital city of the Kingdom of València , and home to the largest port on the Mediterranean Western coast. The third largest city in Spain, València has a population of around 809,000. Students can stroll through the the silk exchange market, or "La Lonja de la Seda", catch a movie at the Plaça de l'Ajuntament, or attend the Las Fallas festival in spring to sample paella valenciana. The average daily temperature in València ranges from about 52ºF in January to 78ºF in August.

Costs and Scholarships

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Students accepted to the double degree pay home-school tuition for the entire program, as it runs on an exchange basis.  UV students pay tuition only to UV; UNF students pay tuition only to UNF.  

Tuition and Fees

 

View UNF's tuition and fees chart to determine approximate costs for time spent at UNF. For the two years spent abroad in Spain, see the estimated costs for the appropriate year below. Please note, costs can vary considerably per student depending on a number of factors, e.g., personal preferences, exchange rate fluctuations, airline industry fluctuations, etc.

Valencia/UNF Estimated Costs Abroad 2019 (coming in 2019)

For detailed information regarding financial aid and eligibility, including information about filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website .

 

Scholarships

 

UNF offers numerous scholarships, both general and study-abroad specific, to help mitigate the financial burden on students.  View the links below for information regarding a few such scholarships and additional resources.

 

 

Students are encouraged to start exploring scholarship options early!  Some have application deadlines up to a year in advance.  Once accepted to the Valencia/UNF double degree program, students are welcome to contact the International Business Flagship Program to discuss scholarship options in more detail.

 

Application Process

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Students Beginning at UNF

The University of North Florida accepts five students per year into the València/UNF Double Degree Program. Students interested in applying through UNF must first meet the university's admissions requirements. While a background in Spanish language is not required, a basic knowledge of Spanish can make students more competitive. This exclusive program also requires an interview with a member of the International Business Flagship Program.
  • Step 1: Cultivate an interest in Spanish language and culture.
  • Step 2: Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  • Step 3: Contact Kate Mattingly Learch to set up an interview.

Students Beginning at València

Spanish students are nominated by their program coordinator at UV.  Once UNF receives the nominations, students will be contacted about the application process.  See below for a general idea of the UNF application process after nominations have been received:
  • Step 1Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  • Step 2: Submit a copy of your UV transcript and your TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • Step 3: Refer to the Coggin Exchange Student web page for additional materials to submit.
Applications should be complete by late March.  After all materials have been received and processed, students are registered for fall semester classes. 

Contact

Ms. Kate Mattingly Learch

Director of Study Abroad | Coggin College of Business

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-7699 USA
+1 (904) 620-2521

 

 

International Business Flagship Team

Office Contact Information
Location      Honors Hall (Building 10), Suite 2125
Hours     Monday - Thursday | 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  Friday | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
E-Mail      coggin.abroad@unf.edu 
Phone      +1 (904) 620-2916
Fax +1 (904) 620-5864

     

AndresGallo   

 

  Andrés Gallo, Ph.D 
Director of the International Business Flagship Program
Professor, Economics
(904) 620 -1694

Dr. Gallo specializes in international economics issues, with focus on Latin America and economic development. He has written more than 30 research papers and participated in numerous conferences as presenter and speaker. He has focus on the political economy of property rights in diverse areas, including the US patent system, biotechnology and property rights in the context of economic development. Dr. Gallo has applied econometric techniques to address different issues in these areas of research. His teaching expertise includes international economics, econometrics, economic development, study abroad and Latin American economics. He has taught in several universities around the world and has led several study abroad courses to Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Guatemala, Spain and Ghana.
     
PingZhang
  Pingying Zhang, Ph.D
Director of the Center for International Business Studies
International Business Flagship Program
Professor, Management
(904) 620-2249

Dr. Zhang specializes in the area of strategy and entrepreneurship. She has written more than 20 research papers and presented research articles in numerous conferences. Dr. Zhang is particularly interested in researching group dynamics in boards of directors and risk-taking behavior in an entrepreneurial environment. Her teaching expertise includes strategy and business policy, organization theory, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and doing business in China.
     
 

Kate Mattingly Learch, MBA
Director of Study Abroad

International Business Flagship Program
(904) 620-2521

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After studying Spanish in Mexico and Italian and art history in Italy, Kate completed her undergraduate program in Linguistics at the University of Florida, and spent two years teaching English in Kazakhstan as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.  She then returned to the University of Florida to earn an MBA with a concentration in Marketing.  During this time, she spent a summer studying the economics of the EU through the University of Manchester.  Kate joined the UNF International Business Flagship Program in 2007 and loves guiding students through these transformational experiences.  Items she can’t travel without include powdered laundry detergent and tiny gifts from Florida.

 

     
Stephanie Hale

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Advisor, Short Term Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange Students
International Business Flagship Program
(904) 620-5124
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Stephanie’s first international experience was in 2008, when she and her former high school orchestra were invited to Beijing, China to perform in a music festival held in honor of the Summer Olympic games. Afterward, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she received a BA in English Literature. Since then, she has traveled to Tokyo, Japan, Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico, London, England, and Paris, France. She is currently enrolled in UNF’s Master of Arts in International Affairs program, and has participated in a faculty-led study abroad program in Brazil. 

 

     
AlyssaKyff   Alyssa Kyff, M.Ed
Advisor, Semester Study Abroad
International Business Flagship Program
(904) 620-5317
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Alyssa Kyff hails from the Buckeye State (Mansfield, Ohio to be exact) and is very excited to now be residing in the Sunshine State! She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education from Ashland University and shortly after graduating, she taught high school Spanish. She recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Kent State University. As an undergraduate student, Alyssa studied abroad twice – first, during a summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico and then for a semester in Alicante, Spain. Alyssa highly values her experiences abroad so much that she has decided to make a career out of it. She enjoys drawing from her personal experiences to encourage and assist UNF students pursuing study abroad opportunities. 

 

     
r_eker   Rachel Eker
Graduate Assistant
International Business Flagship Program

Rachel Eker is a graduate student pursuing her Masters of Accountancy at University of North Florida. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is currently studying for the CPA exams and looks forward to starting as a tax associate with Dixon Hughes Goodman in 2019. Rachel’s international travels involve spending a week in Carcassonne, France and exploring the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.  

     
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International Business Flagship Program

After numerous years travelling and studying overseas, Globi decided to return to its alma mater, UNF.  Globi graduated from UNF suma cum laude with major in International Business and a minor in Global Studies. UNF students and staff alike have fallen for Globi’s bubbly personality, willingness to adapt to new environments, and love for learning. Besides hanging out on campus and promoting the IB office, Globi enjoys checking for new friend requests on Facebook