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KEDGE/UNF Double Degree

Earn two bachelor's degrees: one from UNF and one from KEDGE Business School in France. 

 

 

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

  

KEDGE/UNF International Business Degrees

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The BBA International Business: KEDGE/UNF program is an undergraduate double degree designed for KEDGE Business School 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 France. 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 International Business 
    • awarded by KEDGE Business School | Marseille, France

Accreditation

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


KEDGE Business School

KEDGE Business School holds the triple crown of business school accreditation, accredited by the following prestigious agencies:

 

  1. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International),
  2. EFMD EQUIS, and 
  3. The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

 

UNF Students: Curriculum and Coursework

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

UNF Student Curriculum

Students who begin at UNF should visit the UNF student Osprey Map for a detailed program curriculum, including coursework required at each university. Students who complete this program in its entirety earn 147 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at KEDGE Business School count toward the UNF degree, view the course equivalency table.  General education coursework, business prerequisites and French language courses are completed at UNF; additional business and French courses plus an internship are completed at KEDGE:

 

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

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

Year Two: UNF

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

Year Three: KEDGE (Marseille, France)

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

Year Four: KEDGE*

  • international business major and elective coursework
  • French as a foreign language
  • bachelor's thesis
  • internship (may be outside of Marseille but within France)
*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 KEDGE that can be applied toward the UNF BBA for this program only is listed below. Additional coursework required only for the KEDGE degree are denoted by an asterisk (*) on the UNF Student Osprey Map.

 

KEDGE Course  Equivalent UNF Course
European and Competition Law BUL 3130 Legal Environment  of Business
Business Systemic Approach MAN 4600 International Management
Principles of Marketing MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
E Business ISM 4011 Intro to  Management Information Systems
Organizational Behavior MAN 3025 Administrative Management
Operations Management MAN 3504 Operations Management
European & International Marketing MAR 4156 International Marketing
Marketing Communication SPC 4064 Speech for Professionals
Internship (Assistant Logistique) GEB 3361 International Business Internship
Intro to Financial Analysis ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting 
Fundamentals of Accounting ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
Data Management and MIS CGS 1100 Computer Applications for Business
Economics (Macro-Micro) ECO 2013 & ECO 2023  Principles of Macro/Microeconomics
Operations Management MAN 3504 Operations Management
Business Systemic Approach MAN 4600 International Management
Principles of Marketing      MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods      STA 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business
Project Management Methods major elective
Sustainable Development      regional studies course

 

KEDGE Students: Curriculum and Coursework 

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

KEDGE Student Curriculum

Students who begin at KEDGE should work with their program coordinator at KEDGE to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses prior to coming to UNF.  Once students arrive, they should visit the KEDGE student Osprey Map for a detailed program curriculum, including coursework required at each university. Students who complete this program in its entirety earn 161 credit hours. The portion required for the UNF BBA is 120 credit hours. To review how the courses taken at KEDGE Business School count toward the UNF degree, see the course equivalency table below. View the French Baccalaureate table to review how courses from the French Baccalaureate may count toward UNF general education requirements for this program.  

 

Year One: KEDGE (Marseille, France)

  • general business prerequisite and core coursework
  • English language

Year Two: KEDGE

  • 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.)
*The final term of the program takes place at UNF during the summer semester.  Students typically graduate in August.

 

        

Course Equivalency Table

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

 

KEDGE Course  Equivalent UNF Course
European and Competition Law BUL 3130 Legal Environment  of Business
Business Systemic Approach MAN 4600 International Management
Principles of Marketing MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
E Business ISM 4011 Intro to  Management Information Systems
Organizational Behavior MAN 3025 Administrative Management
Operations Management MAN 3504 Operations Management
European & International Marketing MAR 4156 International Marketing
Marketing Communication SPC 4064 Speech for Professionals
Internship (Assistant Logistique) GEB 3361 International Business Internship
Intro to Financial Analysis ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting 
Fundamentals of Accounting ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting
Data Management and MIS CGS 1100 Computer Applications for Business
Economics (Macro-Micro) ECO 2013 & ECO 2023  Principles of Macro/Microeconomics
Operations Management MAN 3504 Operations Management
Business Systemic Approach MAN 4600 International Management
Principles of Marketing      MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
Quantitative Methods      STA 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business
Project Management Methods major elective
Sustainable Development      regional studies course

 

French Baccalaureate Table

UNF recognizes the French Baccalaureate for this double degree program only and may award up to a maximum of 30 semester hours of credit. Students who earn credit through the French Baccalaureate 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. 

 

French Baccalaureate Exam      Score of 12 or 13 Score of 14 or Higher
Art History ARH2050  ARH2050; ARH2051
Biology BSC1005C BSC1005C; BSC1010C
Chemistry CHM1020C CHM1020C; CHM2045/L
Comp. Sci. COP2220  
Economics ECO2013 ECO2013; ECO2023
Eng: Lit LIT2000  
French FRE1120 FRE1120; FRE1121
Geography GEO2420 GEO2420; GEO2200
German GER1121 GER1121; GER2200
History: Americas/Asia-Middle East/European      WOH1012 WOH1012; WOH1022
Italian FOL1100 FOL1100; FOL1101
Japanese FOL1100 FOL1100; FOL1101
Latin LAT1120 LAT1120; LAT1230
Math MAC1105 MAC1105; MAC2311
Music Lit MUL1000  
Music Theory MUT1011  
Philosophy PHI2010 PHI2010; PHI2100
Physics PHY1020/L  
Portuguese FOL1100 FOL1100; FOL1101
Psychology PSY2012  
Russian FOL1100 FOL1100; FOL1101
Social Anthropology ANT2000  
Spanish SPN1120 SPN1120; SPN1121
Theatre Arts THE2000  
U.S. History AMH2010 AMH2010; AMH2020
Visual Arts ART1012 ART1012; ART1201
Foreign Lang FOL1100 FOL1100; FOL1101

The Student Experience     

 
Mansenie Joseph | Graduated August 2017   
Excerpted from the Fall 2017 UNF Journal article by Isabel Pease   
Photo by Jennifer Grissom

 

For Mansenie Joseph, there’s nothing like traveling to a new place. “There is a rush when you step off the airplane in another country,” Joseph said. “I love the excitement.” The Haitian-born Osprey knows the feeling well having experienced 16 countries over the past two years while studying abroad in France. 

Joseph said one of the greatest benefits of studying overseas was working with so many people from different cultures and backgrounds. “KEDGE has students from all over the world,” she said. “I think I have a good handle on how to communicate and work with all kinds of people now.” 

During her internship, Joseph worked in logistics for a Parisian company that produces containers for perfumes and luxury brands. She enjoyed supply chain management and is considering a career in logistics once she receives her MBA. When the time comes for Joseph to apply for jobs, one thing is certain. Her global education will definitely be a plus. Read more of Mansenie's story.   
   
Giovanni Kague | Graduated December 2017
Photo courtesy of Giovanni Kague 
 
Birthplace: My city of birth is Lomé, Togo, whereby my nationalities are American and Togolese. My hometown is Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Internship: Secure Transactions Industry Analyst and Editor, Marseilles, France 

 

Thesis: "Sustainability in Sports" - a market research and analysis of the ecological sustainability efforts of major and global sport entities 

 

Experience: My fondest memory of the UNF/KEDGE program was attending the Viva Technology conference, an international technology and startup showcase/conference held in Paris. Participating in the conference as a press from my internship, my colleague and I interviewed numerous European and international startups concerning their products and business operations. 

What's Next: My biggest takeaway from the program is a clearer vision of my professional career, which is to work in the technology and healthcare industry. Having gained a post-graduate position in the Graduate Management Trainee program with the HCI group, a healthcare IT multinational corporation based in Jacksonville, Florida, my career plan is to be a leader in the healthcare IT industry’s innovations that we’ll witness in the upcoming years.    

  

 

 

 

University of North Florida, United States

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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 | Coggin College of Business

University of North Florida

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

 

 

 KEDGE Business School, France

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About KEDGE Business School

Studying at KEDGE Business School, Marseille Campus (formerly Euromed Management) means an experience in an enriching multilingual and multicultural environment.  BEM and Euromed Management have merged to create a new player in the world of higher education: KEDGE Business School.  With KEDGE, the academic community, professionals and students aim to explore new horizons and assist organizations and territories.

 

The school is located in the heart of the Marseille Luminy scientific park, in an area alongside the Mediterranean Sea.  KEDGE offers excellent courses for undergraduate students in either French or English.  While all courses in the KEDGE/UNF Double Degree Program are offered in English, students would ideally be able to take some business courses taught in French during their two years at KEDGE.

 

Marseille, France

KEDGE boasts that Marseille is "the new Mediterranean resort, the gateway to Provence."  Located between the mouth of the Rhone River and the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's third largest city. With an excellent public transportation system, you can easily navigate and travel in the city and explore the rest of Europe.  In the heart of Marseille is a picturesque harbor filled with restaurants and a bustling nightlife.  Marseille is an ancient Phoenician city with over 26 centuries of history filled with archeological richness evident in the center of town.  Don't forget to visit the Vieux Port, Notre-Dame de la Guarde and Château while in Marseille!

Costs and Scholarships

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

KEDGE/UNF Estimated Costs Abroad 2018

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 KEDGE/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 KEDGE/UNF Double Degree Program. Students interested in applying through UNF must first meet the university's admissions requirements. While a background in French language is not required, a basic knowledge of French can make students more competitive. This exclusive program also requires an interview with a member of the International Business Flagship Program.
  • Step 1: Cultivate an interest in French language and culture.
  • Step 2: Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  • Step 3: Contact Kate Mattingly Learch to set up an interview.

Students Beginning at KEDGE

French students are nominated by their program coordinator at KEDGE.  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:
  • Step 1Submit an application to the University of North Florida and pay the application fee ($30 USD).
  • Step 2: Submit a copy of your French Baccalaureate transcript and diploma and your TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • Step 3: Refer to the Coggin Exchange Student 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 | Coggin College of Business

University of North Florida

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

 

 

International Business Flagship Team

Office Contact Information
Location      Honors Hall (Building 10), Suite 2125
Hours     Monday - Thursday | 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
  Friday | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
E-Mail      coggin.abroad@unf.edu 
Phone      +1 (904) 620-2916
Fax +1 (904) 620-5864

     

AndresGallo   

 

  Andrés Gallo, Ph.D 
Director of the International Business Flagship Program
Professor, 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.
     
PingZhang
  Pingying Zhang, Ph.D
Director of the Center for International Business Studies
International Business Flagship Program
Professor, 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.
     
 

Kate Mattingly Learch, MBA
Director of Study Abroad

International Business Flagship Program
(904) 620-2521

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After studying Spanish in Mexico and Italian and art history in Italy, Kate completed her undergraduate program in Linguistics at the University of Florida, and spent two years teaching English in Kazakhstan as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.  She then returned to the University of Florida to earn an MBA with a concentration in Marketing.  During this time, she spent a summer studying the economics of the EU through the University of Manchester.  Kate joined the UNF International Business Flagship Program in 2007 and loves guiding students through these transformational experiences.  Items she can’t travel without include powdered laundry detergent and tiny gifts from Florida.

 

     
Stephanie Hale

  Stephanie Worley
Advisor, Short Term Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange Students
International Business Flagship Program
(904) 620-5124
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Stephanie’s first international experience was in 2008, when she and her former high school orchestra were invited to Beijing, China to perform in a music festival held in honor of the Summer Olympic games. Afterward, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she received a BA in English Literature. Since then, she has traveled to Tokyo, Japan, Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico, London, England, and Paris, France. She is currently enrolled in UNF’s Master of Arts in International Affairs program, and has participated in a faculty-led study abroad program in Brazil. 

 

     
AlyssaKyff   Alyssa Kyff, M.Ed
Advisor, Semester Study Abroad
International Business Flagship Program
(904) 620-5317
LinkedIn

Alyssa Kyff hails from the Buckeye State (Mansfield, Ohio to be exact) and is very excited to now be residing in the Sunshine State! She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Education from Ashland University and shortly after graduating, she taught high school Spanish. She recently graduated with her Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Kent State University. As an undergraduate student, Alyssa studied abroad twice – first, during a summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico and then for a semester in Alicante, Spain. Alyssa highly values her experiences abroad so much that she has decided to make a career out of it. She enjoys drawing from her personal experiences to encourage and assist UNF students pursuing study abroad opportunities. 

 

     
r_eker   Rachel Eker
Graduate Assistant
International Business Flagship Program

Rachel Eker is a graduate student pursuing her Masters of Accountancy at University of North Florida. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is currently studying for the CPA exams and looks forward to starting as a tax associate with Dixon Hughes Goodman in 2019. Rachel’s international travels involve spending a week in Carcassonne, France and exploring the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.  

     
Globi-headshot   Globi
International Business Flagship Program

After numerous years travelling and studying overseas, Globi decided to return to its alma mater, UNF.  Globi graduated from UNF suma cum laude with major in International Business and a minor in Global Studies. UNF students and staff alike have fallen for Globi’s bubbly personality, willingness to adapt to new environments, and love for learning. Besides hanging out on campus and promoting the IB office, Globi enjoys checking for new friend requests on Facebook