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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’re able to give our students and the quality of education we can provide for them. It’s no wonder The Princeton Review has named the Coggin College a Best Business School every year for the past 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, 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 experiences, like internships, robust business club activity and extended study abroad opportunities which give students the chance 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 come to 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