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Alicante/UNF Double Degree

Earn two bachelor's degrees: one from UNF and one from the University of Alicante (UA) in Spain.

  

 

New!  This program begins in Fall 2020.

 

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

Alicante/UNF Double Degree Program

The BBA International Business: Alicante/UNF program is an undergraduate double degree designed for University of Alicante (UA) 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 Accounting, Finance, and Economics 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 Business Administration
    • awarded by the University of Alicante |  Spain
     

Accreditation

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 University of Alicante is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of UNF does not extend to or include the University of Alicante or its students. Further, although UNF agrees to accept certain course work from the University of Alicante 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.

University of Alicante

The University of Alicante is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MECD), Spain.

UNF Students: Curriculum and Coursework

Students participating in the Alicante/UNF double degree program earn one degree from UNF and one degree from Alicante (UA). 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 UA 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 UA coursework. In this case, the student earns only one degree, not the UA 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 155 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at the University of Alicante 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 courses and 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: UA (Alicante, Spain)

  • general business core coursework
  • international business major coursework

Year Four: UA*

  • international business major and elective coursework
  • bachelor's thesis
  • internship (may be outside of Alicante but within Spain)
*The final term of the program takes place at UNF during the six-week Summer B semester. Students typically attend August commencement.

Course Equivalency Table

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

 

Course Equivalency Table
University of Alicante (UA) Course Equivalent UNF Course
Statistics and Intro to Econometrics ECO 3411 Business/Economic Statistics
International and Spanish Economic History IB Major Elective
Marketing Management MAR 4156 International Marketing
Strategic Business Management I MAN 4600 International Management
Economic Policy      Regional Studies
Financial Accounting III Regional Studies
Corporate Finances FIN 3403 Financial Management
Spanish Economy IB Major Elective
Internship GEB 3361 International Business Internship

Alicante Students: Curriculum and Coursework

Students participating in the Alicante/UNF double degree program earn one degree from UNF and one degree from UA. 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 UA degree. It would be very difficult for Spanish students to earn the UNF degree without completing the requirements for the UA degree as well.

UA Student Curriculum

Students who begin at UA should work with their program coordinator at UA to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses prior to coming to UNF. Once students arrive, they should visit the UA 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 University of Alicante count toward the UNF degree, see the course equivalency table below. Business prerequisites and English language courses are completed at UA; additional business and English courses plus an internship are completed in the U.S.:

 

Year One: UA (Alicante, Spain)

  • general business prerequisite and core coursework
  • English language

Year Two: UA

  • general business core coursework
  • international business major coursework

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

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

Year Four: UNF

  • general education coursework
  • 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 UA degree is denoted by an asterisk (*) on the UA Student Osprey Map [link coming soon!].

 

Course Equivalency Table
Alicante (UA) Course Equivalent UNF Course
Financial Accounting I ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
Introduction to Macroeconomics ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Marketing MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
Mathematics I      MAC 1105 College Algebra
Mathematics II MAC 2233 Calculus for Business
Introduction to Statistics STA 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business
World Economics GEO 2420 Cultural Geography
Fundamentals of Business Economics MAN 3025 Principles of Management
Corporate Law BUL 3130 Legal Environment of Business
Operations Management MAN 3504 Operations Management
Financial Management FIN 3403 Financial Management
Statistics and Intro to Econometrics ECO 3411 Business/Econ Statistics

University of North Florida, United States

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 | Global Engagement

University of North Florida

 

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

 

 

University of Alicante, Spain

About the University of Alicante

Founded in 1979 Universidad de Alicante (UA) is recognized as one of Spain's most modern and innovative universities, as well as one of the most beautiful campuses in Europe. UA welcomes international students with open arms. With approximately 33,000 students, the University hosts an average of 1,000 students from around the world each year to study Spanish language, culture, and business.

Alicante, Spain

Located on the Mediterranean coast, south of Valencia, you will quickly fall in love with Alicante. The city is modern and fast-moving with beautiful beaches. It is easy to understand why 290,000 people call Alicante home! Travel to and from Alicante is easy. Alicante's airport has direct flights to major European cities including Berlin, London, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Numerous buses and trains provide easy travel within the region, country, and Europe. For example, there are modern and comfortable trains connecting Alicante to Madrid and Barcelona. Home to year-round cultural activities, city parks and gardens, sports events, shopping and notable local cuisines, Alicante is a wonderful location to study abroad for a year or more!

Costs and Scholarships

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

Alicante/UNF Estimated Costs Abroad (coming soon!)

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 Alicante/UNF double degree program, students are welcome to contact the International Business Flagship Program to discuss scholarship options in more detail.

 

Application Process

Students Beginning at UNF

The University of North Florida accepts five students per year into the Alicante/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.

  1. Step 1: Cultivate an interest in Spanish language and culture.
  2. Step 2: Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  3. Step 3: Contact Kate Mattingly Learch to set up an interview.

Students Beginning at Alicante

Spanish students are nominated by their program coordinator at UA.  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:

  1. Step 1Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  2. Step 2: Ask your Alicante coordinator to submit a copy of your Alicante transcript and TOEFL or IELTS score.
  3. Step 3: Refer to the UNF International Center's web page for additional materials to submit.
  4. Applications should be complete by late March. After all materials have been received and processed, students are registered for fall semester classes.

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 | Global Engagement

University of North Florida

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

 

UNF International Business Team

Question Answer
Location Honors Hall (Building 10), Suite 2125
Hours Monday - Thursday | 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Hours Cont. Friday | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
E-Mail goglobal@unf.edu (for study abroad inquiries)
Phone +1 (904) 620-2916
Fax +1 (904) 620-5864

 

Note: For information on UNF's study abroad opportunities, visit UNF Global Engagement.

 

Andres Gallo Headshot

  Andrés Gallo, Ph.D

Director

International Business Flagship Program and UNF Global Engagement 

Professor of 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.

     
Pingying Zhang Headshot   Pingying Zhang, Ph.D

Director, Center for International Business Studies

International Business Flagship Program

Professor of 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.

     
   

TBD

Graduate Assistant, International Business Flagship Program