Coggin Goes Global
Increasing internationalization now defines business around the world. In order to compete in the job market and to succeed in twenty–first century business, students must understand the international side, from free-trade areas to global competition to currency crises to foreign investment opportunities. The Coggin College of Business gives students opportunities to experience intercultural business intricacies first-hand through study abroad and dual degree programs. For those who are unable to travel, Coggin also brings internationalization to the classroom through student and faculty exchange. UNF's International Business Flagship Program facilitates these experiences, and prepares students for careers in the global marketplace by supplementing their knowledge of general business issues with courses that teach functional business areas from a decidedly international perspective.
Approximately 30% of Coggin faculty were born outside of the United States and share their intercultural expertise through their teaching. Several other faculty participate in short-term faculty exchange, teaching abroad at Coggin partner universities and/or researching overseas with international colleagues. The International Business Flagship Program also hosts international faculty from our partner institutions for two to four weeks, during which time they give guest lectures in Coggin business classes. The international exposure students receive just by attending class and interacting with professors is remarkable. View the current list of Coggin's International Partnerships [pdf].
Coggin College of Business students study abroad at a higher rate than the national average: by the date of graduation, ten percent of Coggin undergraduate students have participated in at least one study abroad program. According to the Institute of International Education (IIE), UNF continues to rank nationally among master's level institutions in the number of students studying abroad. For short-term programs, UNF is 11th, with 37% of these students participating in Coggin College of Business programs, and UNF ranks 27th for overall study abroad with 44% of students participating in Coggin programs. Coggin students have numerous options open to them, from eight days abroad with a Coggin faculty member, to a full semester studying or interning abroad, to two years overseas in a dual-degree program, and of course scholarships are available!
Community Outreach and Innovation
Faculty working with the International Business Flagship Program are innovators who help create the aforementioned opportunities for students. They also engage with the Northeast Florida community through the annual International Business Conference, the Great Decisions program with the World Affairs Council of Jax, partnerships with the international arm of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce "GlobalJax", and more. Explore the links to left to learn more about international programs offered by the International Business Flagship Program.