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Coggin College listed as Tier One business school by CEO Magazine global rankings

UNF Coggin College of Business named among top MBA programs for business schools
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Truist career readiness event held on UNF campus

Truist Market President Will Landreth shared his career experiences with Coggin College of Business students in March…
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Schwab Scholarship awarded to Coggin College student

Ansley Nicolaus was named recipient of the Charles Schwab scholarship worth $10,000...
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Shapiro scholarship awarded for first time in Fall 2023

An endowment established in honor of one of the founding professors at the UNF College of Business was awarded in February...

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Blackstone LaunchPad gains momentum

The Blackstone LaunchPad was established a few months ago and is already reaching more entrepreneurs on the UNF campus....
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SBDC rebrands business procurement wing

The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center is being renamed the APEX Accelerator at the Small Business Development Center on UNF’s campus...  
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Department of Economics and Geography sees key course development

A special topics course focused on the Economics of Immigration during the Fall Semester at the Coggin College of Business. It’s proving to be a timely development…
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International Business gains table talk

Students interested in international careers with an international flare had their own event at the UNF Student Union in March...
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Coggin College student featured in Study Abroad program

UNF Coggin College of Business financial planning student Damien Jackson went to Paris recently along with Coggin College faculty…

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Alumni Profile features Chris Kalin, PNC Bank executive

The spring Coggin College of Business Alumni Spotlight shines on Chris Kalin, the Regional President of PNC Bank. The 2008 graduate of the college reflects on how Coggin College of Business still influences his business decisions...
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Coggin College faculty in the news

Coggin College of Business faculty are regularly featured in media reports because our educators have expertise that in unparalleded. Seceral Coggin College faculty were quoted in intense journalistic features recently. See what they've been up to...
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Three Coggin College profs have status elevated

The trio of UNF business college professors have been honored as endowed profs...
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Major Coggin College building projects underway

The renovation to the building housing some elements of the Coggin College of Business has plowed on throughout the summer as work progressed on the project on the UNF campus while more work is on the way.  
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Coggin College establishes Blackstone LaunchPad

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business will administer a grant this year from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to provide entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skill-building programs to help all UNF students prepare for successful careers.  
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Jaeger named Associate Dean of Graduate and Exec Programs

Dr. David Jaeger has been named Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Programs at the UNF Coggin College of Business.  
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UNF hosts top local business leaders at Employer Summit

The University of North Florida hosted more than 60 of its top employer partners in the greater Jacksonville area for the second annual UNF Employer Summit on Aug. 2.
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UNF FinTech Symposium draws industry leaders

More than 100 people, bolstered by Jacksonville’s growing reputation as a financial technology hub, attended the FinTech Symposium at UNF Oct. 12 featuring some of the top leaders in the industry who participated in panel discussions and audience participation.
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Faculty features: faculty updates at Coggin College

See what some of the top leaders and professors among faculty are up to at the UNF Coggin College of Business
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Inaugural Alumni Profile focuses on Anna Brosche

The inaugural Alumni Profile focuses on Anna Brosche. The Osprey alum is the Chief Financial Officer in the new administration of Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan. 
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First Time In College events prove successful

FTIC events at Coggin College of Business raised the profile on happening events during recent months. Catch to the happenings organized by the Coggin College.
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Study shows why Coggin College students stay at UNF

A study questionnaire on Coggin College of Business sophomores completed recently shows some of the major contributing factors why business majors return to UNF to complete their college degrees.  
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UNF student Financial Planners snag national recognition

The University of North Florida's student Financial Planning competitive team scored a sixth-place finish in the fiercely competitive arena of financial planning.  
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Innovation Challenge gets spirited

The second annual Crowley Innovation Challenge sparked intense competition among UNF students who joined teams and prepared pitches for their proposals that largely focused on the entrepreneurial elements of business.  
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Coggin researcher cited in Wall Street Journal

A UNF Coggin College of Business faculty member was cited by the Wall Street Journal in a July 25 editorial, showcasing the institution's national reach
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Research Grants issued over summer

Several key research grants were issued to Coggin College faculty in recent months for the summer.
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Summer Exchange programs see productive stretch

Twenty UNF Coggin undergraduates under the supervision of professors Dr. Russell Triplett and Dr. Nilufer Ozdemir spent a week in Germany and Belgium in May for a study abroad project.  
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Economics & Geography has a busy summer racking up accomplishments

Summers might often seem like a time to slow down and take it easy. That was not the case for the Coggin College Department of Economics & Geography as faculty members and students scored several accomplishments during the hottest part of the year.
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Coggin Executive Program Drives Leadership Impact on the Road

This summer, Coggin Executive Programs took programming on the road to Cincinnati, Ohio. Working with a team of company leaders, they delivered a customized “Executive Toolkit” Program focused on increasing leadership impact.
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Hurricane can't stop success of Foundations of Business event for Coggin College

Despite hunkering down just a day before as Hurricane Idalia roared through Florida, more than 200 Coggin College of Business freshman students turned out for the Foundations of Business event at the University Center on the UNF campus. 
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Crowley Innovation Expo a hit at UNF

UNF hosted the inaugural Crowley Innovation Expo April 12 at the Adam Herbert University Center bringing innovators, industry experts and decision-makers together to connect, innovate and engage.
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Barber hired as Coggin College Assistant Director of Development

The UNF Coggin College of Business has added an established Jacksonville professional to the staff to help build partnerships and secure charitable support. Kara Barber started in April as Assistant Director of Development for the Coggin College of Business.
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Osprey Financial Group honors top investment students at luncheon

The Osprey Financial Group held its 18th Annual Report Luncheon at the UNF Adam Herbert University Center April 18 to present their 2022-2023 performance.
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Coggin College Executive Programs impact professional development

The UNF Coggin Executive Programs will offer many opportunities for business leaders to increase their impact through professional development workshops and programs in the coming weeks. 
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Coggin College Graduate Programs expanding 

The Coggin College of Business Graduate Programs are expanding in the Fall of 2023 with the addition of a graduate Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate and the addition of Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) concentrations in FinTech, Sports Analytics and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.  
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Leading Consumer Researcher takes part in Scholarship Series

The Marketing & Logistics Department hosted a leading expert in consumer research as part of the Coggin College Sharing Scholarship Series on March 30 and 31.
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UNF hosts TransAtlantic Business School Alliance meeting

The Biannual meeting of the TransAtlantic Business School Alliance took place at UNF between March 27-29.
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Coggin College Crowley Transportation & Logistics leader draws spotlight

While Dr. Herbert Kotzab arrived at the UNF Coggin College of Business in January, it didn’t take long for his presence to prompt notable media coverage.
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UNF Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competition visits Coggin College of Business

The UNF Logistics & Supply Chain Management Case Competition was held at UNF in the final week of March and April 1 as eight universities from across the country sent students to the event.
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UNF Giving Day big hit for Coggin College of Business

The Coggin College is grateful for all those who contributed to Giving Day as alumni, faculty and staff
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Coggin College secures AACSB accreditation

Coggin College of Business has had both Business and Accounting accreditation extended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 
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Moez Limayem inaugurated as UNF's seventh president

The UNF Lazzara Performance Hall was filled with faculty, staff, students and associates as Dr. Moez Limayem was officially inaugurated as the university’s seventh president April 14.
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Coggin College of Business Adds Experienced Transportation & Logistics Leader

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business is expanding through the addition of a new faculty member to lead the University’s Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics (CCTL) and new course offerings for students.
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Princeton Review names UNF’s Coggin College of Business among the 2023 ‘Best Business Schools’

The University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business has been named among the 2023 ‘Best Business Schools’ by The Princeton Review for the 16th consecutive year.
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UNF receives Congressional appropriation for addition of Bloomberg terminals

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business has received a Congressional-directed $375,000 appropriation for the addition of 12 Bloomberg terminals to support the University’s Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics (CCTL). Representing Florida’s 5th district, Congressman John Rutherford assisted with the appropriation
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Coggin College of Business celebrates inaugural MS in Business Analytics graduating class

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business celebrates the first Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) graduating class.

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UNF professor speaks about sustainability at World Humanitarian Forum

Dr. Nathan Kunz, associate professor of operations management at the University of North Florida, took part in this year’s annual World Humanitarian Forum (WHF) as one of seven distinguished speakers at a roundtable panel on November 11.
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Dean Buttimer addresses inaugural CGAN luncheon

Coggin Graduate Alumni Network (CGAN) members gathered at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill at the St. Johns Town Center for lunch with the Dean of the Coggin College of Business in November.
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Coggin College of Business faculty recognized as “outstanding”

Three UNF Coggin College of Business professors have been recognized for their excellence in the “Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award” in the 2022 UNF Faculty and Staff Awards for 2022. 
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Good business for Coggin of College Business alumni

A North Florida native and a University of North Florida Coggin College of Business graduate Chris Kalin has been promoted to Regional President of PNC Bank. 
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IANA Expo in California draws UNF contingent

The Intermodal Association of North America held its annual Expo that was well represented by UNF Coggin College of Business students during the event that ran from Sept. 12 through Sept. 14 in Long Beach, Calif.  
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Business Career Fair defies hurricane

The Fall 2022 Business Career Fair brought hundreds of Ospreys and career opportunities to the Adam W. Herbert University Center at UNF on Oct. 24. 
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Coggin College of Business gift in the name of Shapiro

Dr. Edward Graham and his wife Lee have contributed $25,000 to the Coggin College of Business to establish the Stephen Shapiro Endowed Scholarship fund.  
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Former CCB professor pledges $200,000

Jeff Steagall, a veteran economics professor of 21 years with UNF, has made a bequest gift of $200,000 from his estate to the Coggin International Business program. 
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UNF Beta Alpha Psi chapter gets national recognition

The UNF chapter of Beta Alpha Psi; Xi Eta was named a “Superior Chapter” by the international organization for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students attending universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or the European Quality Improvement System.
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UNF alum turned entrepreneur encourages students

University of North Florida Coggin College of Business alum Steve Elder is an accomplished entrepreneur who took a $20,000 investment and turned it into iRocker, a water sports and lifestyle brand company now worth approximately $70 million. Elder was named Florida’s Entrepreneur of the Year by EW in 2021. 
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Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Challenge week a hit

The UNF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to CEI for those words featured Innovation Challenge Week and proved its merit for several Coggin College of Business students in October. The event is a week-long experiential learning opportunity for UNF student teams to provide creative solutions for real-world problems and compete for cash prizes
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Former UNF business educator passes

Tommy Coppedge, a long-time professor at the Coggin College of Business, has passed away. 

Coppedge’s life closed peacefully on Sept. 8. Born Wayland Thomas Coppedge III, he was a native of Jacksonville and was known to have an avuncular personality and even taught in classrooms at times with his beloved dog at his side. 


GlobalMBA adds Korean school to partnership

UNF’s Coggin College of Business GlobalMBA recently added a new partner school to the program. The Kyungpook National University is in Daegu, South Korea and now joins the partnership with the University of North Florida. 
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Women's Leadership Alliance infuses CCB with additional donation

The Women’s Leadership Alliance has generously committed to a combined $150,000 in donations to the Coggin College of Business and the Financial Planning programs. The fruits of the gift will be visible on multiple levels in those programs. Because of the donations from the Women’s Leadership Alliance, the College has named a scholarship after the organization and established a Financial Planning Fund.
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Suddath LITS Lab opens at CCB

Thanks to a generous partnership agreement between The Suddath Companies and the Coggin College of Business, transportation and logistics reference students are more technologically prepared than ever to meet the challenges in today’s business world. 
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UNF meets with business leaders to develop logistics & supply chain management employee skills

The University of North Florida's Coggin Graduate & Executive Programs recently hosted a breakfast for leading local Jacksonville companies to discuss the high demand for skilled employees in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.
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UNF FinTech Conference

The Shaping of the Future of FinTech conference brought several companies based in Jacksonville to the University of North Florida University Center on June 30th where Dean Richard Buttimer of the Coggin College of Business and Dean William “Chip” Klostermeyer of the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction hosted the event.
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This Year...

Bill Healy, class of 1982, recalls “best memories” of early days of University of North Florida and the College of Business.
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Dean busy bringing CCB into the future

Dr. Richard Buttimer, Dean of the Coggin College of Business has had a busy two years since arrived at the University of North Florida.
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UNF and CCB welcome new President

The University of North Florida and the Coggin College of Business celebrates the selection of the seventh UNF President, Dr. Moez Limayem, Ph.D., who takes over the position Aug. 1.
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Coggin Graduate Alumni Network (CGAN) takes flight

The Coggin Graduate Alumni Network is more than just a connection for former students to share nostalgic stories. It’s an active circuit for graduate alums to connect and further their careers and advance their business interests while reconnecting with graduates who share your University of North Florida experiences.
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Coggin's Executive Briefcase Program launches for Jacksonville's executives

The University of North Florida Coggin College of Business launched a new Executive Briefcase program to help senior executives and executive team members gain a unique competitive edge by building a versatile toolkit of technical and interpersonal skills.
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McLaughlin research endowment established

A new endowment program has been established to honor a generous donation and the legacy of one of the original founders of the University of North Florida business college.
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Frieder elected to Southern Management Board

Coggin College of Business Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Rachel Frieder was elected to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the Southern Management Association. The organization represents management scholars.
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IANA Competition welcomed by Dean Buttimer

University of North Florida was the site of Intermodal Expo Academic Challenge April 1, drawing dozens of students from various schools to our campus. Coggin College of Business Dean Richard Buttimer welcomed the guests that included students from nine different universities.
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Leadership event a success

The first event in Coggin’s 50 Years of Excellence Leadership Series kicked off with a panel discussion packed with outstanding business executives.
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Engaging Students with Real-World Projects

Bringing real-world problems into the classroom can spark excitement and make learning more meaningful for students, according to professors who have been doing just that in the Coggin College of Business. Here are two examples of the many courses on our campus and at Coggin that include community involvement and real-world problem solving with the Jacksonville business community.