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Coggin College of Business Overview

Letter from the Dean

As the dean at the University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business, I am honored to lead the outstanding faculty, staff and students at Coggin. 
We are very proud of our AACSB accreditation, which is the gold standard for quality academic programs in business management; 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 the past 11 years.

The Coggin community is one that not only includes faculty, staff and students, but is also comprised of about 20,000 alumni, industry partners, employers, donors, and friends. This rich community allows us to offer vibrant learning settings found in our classrooms, as well as in high impact experiences, like internships, robust business club activity, and extended study abroad opportunities which give Coggin students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

Our students have access to countless resources and top-notch programs that make them well-trained and prepared to serve a variety of industries in a global economy. 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. Combining this global perspective with the many internship and professional development opportunities available ensures that our students are prepared to become productive global citizens when they graduate.

Our professors are distinguished researchers who are well known in their areas of expertise. They pride themselves on providing personal experiences and interactions with students. As a result, our students leave Coggin “market-ready” with strong business competencies and the tools they need to be successful in whatever field they pursue. 

We encourage you to visit campus and see for yourself what makes the Coggin College of Business so special. Join us for a day or schedule a short visit to learn how we are building a best in class business school known for impact in the communities we serve.

Go Ospreys!

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


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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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.


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.  


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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