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Bremen/UNF Double Degree

Earn two bachelor's degrees: one from UNF and one from Hochschule Bremen in Germany.

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New for Fall 2020!

 

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

Bremen/UNF International Business Degrees

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The BBA International Business: Bremen/UNF program is an undergraduate double degree designed for Hochschule Bremen 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 Germany. 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 Arts
    • Awarded by Hochschule Bremen | Bremen, Germany 
     

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

 

Hochschule Bremen

The BIM (Business/International Management) Double Degree program has been institutionally accredited as of 23/05/2019, valid until 30/09/2026 (in compliance with the requirements of HSB’s internal quality management standards). This program is specifically characterized by its international profile as well as its practice orientation.

 

UNF Students: Curriculum and Coursework

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Students participating in the Bremen/UNF double degree program earn one degree from UNF and one degree from Bremen. While many of the courses taken in the U.S. and Germany count toward both degrees, some apply only to the UNF degree or only to the Bremen 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 Bremen coursework. In this case, the student earns only one degree, not the Bremen degree, and does not earn the double degree concentration.

UNF Student Curriculum

Students who begin at UNF should visit the UNF student Osprey Map [coming soon!] for a detailed program curriculum, including coursework required at each university. Students who complete this program in its entirety earn 143 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at Hochschule Bremen count toward the UNF degree, view the course equivalency table. General education coursework, business prerequisites and German language courses are completed at UNF; additional business and German courses plus an internship are completed at Bremen:

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

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

Year Two: UNF

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

Year Three: Hochschule Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

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

Year Four: Bremen*

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

*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 Bremen that can be applied toward the UNF BBA for this program only is listed below. Additional coursework required only for the Bremen degree are denoted by an asterisk (*) on the UNF Student Osprey Map.

 

Bremen Course(s) Equivalent UNF Course(s)
Finance FIN 3403 Financial Management
International Marketing MAR 4156 International Marketing
Human Resource Management + Business English III: Cross Cultural Management MAN 3025 Principles of Management + IB Major Elective #1
International Management MAN 4600 International Management
International Economics ECO 3704 International Trade
Internship GEB 3361 International Business Internship
International Business Law IB Major Elective #2
Principles of Marketing MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
[Concentration Area Elective 1] IB Regional Studies #1
[Concentration Area Elective 2] IB Regional Studies #2

Bremen Students: Curriculum and Coursework

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

Bremen Student Curriculum

Students who begin at Bremen should work with their program coordinator at Bremen to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses prior to coming to UNF. Once students arrive, they should visit the Bremen student Osprey Map [coming soon!] for a detailed program curriculum, including coursework required at each university. Students who complete this program in its entirety earn 153 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at Hochschule Bremen count toward the UNF degree, see the course equivalency table below. View the German Abitur table to review how courses from the Abitur may count toward UNF general education requirements for this program.

 

Year One: HS Bremen (Bremen, Germany)

  • general business prerequisite and core coursework
  • English language

Year Two: HS Bremen

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

 

Bremen Course Equivalent UNF Course
Business Law BUL 3130 Legal Environment of Business
Statistics I STA 2023 (GM) Elementary Statistics for Business
Business English II: Intro to Marketing MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
Statistics II ECO 3411 Business and Economic Statistics
Business Administration I MAN 3025 Administrative Management
Business Administration II: Business Functions and Management MAN 3504 Operations Management
External Accounting ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting
Internal Accounting ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
Economics II (Macroeconomics) ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
Economics I (Microeconomics) ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
Business Foreign Language I Intermediate language I
Business Foreign Language II Intermediate language II

German Abitur Table

UNF recognizes the German Abitur for this double degree program only and may award up to a maximum of 27 semester hours of credit. Students who earn credit through the German Abitur examination in one subject may not earn credit through another exam or course in the same subject. UNF may award up to two university courses per subject exam. Exams and credits will be evaluated on a student-by-student basis, and the possible UNF equivalents below are not guaranteed.

 

German Abitur Exam Score of 8 or 9 Score of 10 or Higher
Art ARH2050 ARH2050; ARH2051
Biology BSC1010C BSC1010C; BSC1011C
Chemistry CHM2045 CHM2045; CHM2046
Computer Science - COP2220
Economics ECO2013 ECO2013; ECO2023
English - ENC1101
Ethics      PHI2630 or PHI2100      PHI2630; PHI2100
French FRE1120 FRE1120; FRE1121
Geography GEO2200 GEO2200; GEO2420
German GER1120 GER1120; GER1121
Greek      FOL1100 FOL1100; FOL1101
History EUH1000 EUH1000; EUH1001
Italian - FOL1100; FOL1101
Latin LAT1120 LAT1120; LAT1121
Mathematics MAC1147 MAC1147; MAC2311
Music - -
Philosophy PHI2100 or PHI2630 PHI2100; PHI2630
Physics PHY2053/L PHY2053/L; PHY2054/L
Political Science - POS2041
Psychology - PSY2012
Religion - REL2300
Sociology of Sport - -
Spanish SPN1120 SPN1120; SPN1121

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

 

 

Hochschule Bremen, Germany 

About Hochschule Bremen

Located in the heart of Bremen, the University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses that incorporate both a long academic tradition dating back as far as 1799, and an emphasis on innovation and preparing students for the requirements of today´s working world. The total number of students enrolled at Bremen University of Applied Sciences is about 8,000, spread among 4 campuses. With enrollment of over 3,000 students, the School of International Business (SiB) is the largest faculty at the institution and is located at Campus Werderstraße. SiB strongly believes in the value of internationalizing business education by sending students abroad and by hosting international students on Bremen's campus.

 

Bremen, Germany

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen has more than 1,200 years of tradition as a port and trading city and is a bustling, cosmopolitan and multicultural city - with a population of over 540,000. Bremen is one of Germany´s major foreign trade and industrial centers and it also earned the distinction of being the "City of Science 2005." Bremen is a truly green city with its many magnificent parks, gardens and open spaces. The Rhododendron Park has more than 680 rhododendron varieties and around 1,000 other varieties of plants. Due to its proximity and topography, the city is a paradise for cyclists. Everybody is a cyclist in Bremen - from students to executives. Museums, art exhibitions, theaters, football, festivals, concerts, opera and ballet provide Bremen with an abundance of cultural events. A wide variety of cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants, clubs and discos make Bremen an inviting place to go out and enjoy life.

Costs and Scholarships

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

Bremen-UNF dual degree estimated costs [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 Bremen/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 Bremen/UNF Double Degree Program. Students interested in applying through UNF must first meet the university's admissions requirements. While a background in German language is not required, a basic knowledge of German 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 German 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 Bremen

German students are nominated by their program coordinator at Bremen. 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 1: Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  2. Step 2: Ask your Bremen coordinator to submit a copy of your German Abitur exams, Bremen transcript, and TOEFL or IELTS score.
  3. Step 3: Refer to the UNF International Center's 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 | 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.

 

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  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