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2019-2020 Catalog
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Coggin College of Business Overview

Letter from the Dean

Dear Future Osprey, 

Thank you for your interest in the Coggin College of Business. We know you have many options to pursue your educational goals, but we believe you will benefit from our quality academic programs, distinguished professors, and countless resources and programs.  

We are very proud of our dual AACSB accreditation, which is the gold standard for quality academic programs, in business and accounting. This accreditation is a reflection of the opportunities we are able to give our students and the quality of education we provide for them. It’s no wonder The Princeton Review has named the Coggin College a Best Business School every year for more than a decade.

The Coggin community is one that not only includes faculty, staff and students but is also comprised of thousands of alumni, industry partners, employers, donors, parents and friends. This rich community allows us to offer vibrant learning settings that can be found in the classroom as well as in high-impact transformational learning experiences like internships, robust business club activities, and extensive study abroad opportunities, all of which give Coggin students the chance to apply their knowledge in a real-world context. In fact, students at the University of North Florida study abroad at well above the national average, and Coggin students are some of the most traveled of all UNF students.

When you graduate from Coggin, you will be ready to make an immediate impact by managing your own fund, marketing a great brand, or starting your own business…and hundreds of other possibilities.  A degree from the Coggin College of Business means you will be well positioned to enter the workforce as a knowledgeable, highly-trained graduate with cutting-edge skills that will translate well into the business community.  We encourage you to come to our campus and see for yourself what makes the Coggin College of Business so special. Join us for a day and learn how we have built a best-in-class business school known for impact in the communities we serve.  


Go Ospreys!

Mark C. Dawkins, Ph.D.
Dean
Professor of Accounting
Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida

Accreditation

Our undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting are AACSB Accredited, which is the international gold standard for quality academic programs in business management. As the longest serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide, AACSB accredits 786 of the world’s best business schools across 53 countries and territories. Currently, 180 member institutions hold AACSB Accreditation in accounting.

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Mission

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.

Vision

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.  

Values

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 receives access to all of the Wall Street Journal’s online editions, as well as Barron’s online and the WSJ Employment Edition. Additional information is available on Coggin College's Wall Street Journal Partnership webpage.

Jacksonville Business Journal Partnership

All Coggin students have online access to the Jacksonville Business Journal. This publication gives students insight into the pulse of the local business community. Additional Information is available on Coggin College's Jacksonville Business Journal Partnership webpage

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