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Agenda Item FA 19-52

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Coggin College of Business (Undergraduate) – (Economics):

Change Program of Study & add concentration of Programs of Study (3 packages)

11/07/19: Passed

11/22/19: Approved

Log Number: 201901-48

Economics - Undergraduate

 

Change an existing minor

Geography - Minor

 

Summary of the changes:

Responding to demands in the labor market as well as growth in STEM education at the University and in the Coggin College of Business, the Geography minor is being updated to better reflect current and future needs for students entering the workforce. The changes are minimal and add a greater importance to GIS education. In short, the proposed changes include:

  1. Updating the name of the minor to: GIS and Economic Geography;
  2. Changing the number and specific courses required for the minor, as well as the list of secondary courses;
  3. Removing courses from other departments that do not belong in the program, primarily study abroad courses from other departments, since those classes don't focus on geographic or geospatial topics. The number of credit hours for this minor remains unchanged at 15.

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201901-48

Log Number: 201908-62

Economics - Undergraduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Business Admin - International Business Major

Concentration: Alicante Double Degree

 

Summary of the changes:

The International Business Flagship Program is proposing an undergraduate double degree program, with a major in International Business.

 

This effort is part of the mission of the International Business Program to expand the offering of unique double degree programs for UNF students. We had already completed a double degree program with Kedge Business School in Marseilles, France, and with the Universidad de Valencia, Spain. We have a longstanding relationship with the Universidad de Alicante, and is one of the top destination for UNF students.

 

The Universidad de Alicante (https://www.ua.es/) is one of the top Public national Universities in Spain. The University counts with more than 27000 students and is the top University serving the region of Alicante, the 5th largest in Spain. The University is accredited by the Ministry of Education in Spain.

 

For this double degree program, in addition to meeting other University of North Florida and Universidad de Alicante requirements, all candidates must complete an admission interview by their home school. All double degree students will spend 2 years at each university. Students will take a minimum of 45 hours at University of North Florida with at least 15 at the upper division.

 

The International Business director have worked closely with the General Education Council, and the Director of Academic Programs and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison at the University of North Florida to ensure that Spanish students will meet all the general education requirements upon graduation.

 

Both UNF and Alicante students will have the option of participating in the program in this limited access track (5 students will be accepted from each school each year) within the International Business Major. All students will complete the requirements for the University of North Florida Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in International Business and the requirements for The Degree in Business Administration and Management ("Grado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas") from Universidad de Alicante. Instruction will be in both English and Spanish. Although UNF students will be given the opportunity to take all classes in English, proficiency through Intermediate Spanish II is required of UNF students so UNF students must continue to take Spanish language during each semester in the program. Students who have demonstrated higher-level Spanish language proficiency will be encouraged to take business classes offered in Spanish. Students will complete both an internship and a thesis before graduating.

 

Credits necessary to obtain both degrees: 156

 

Benefit for the student: This program will greatly enhance the international experience of participating students. It will provide fluency in Spanish and working experience in a Spanish speaking country. These skills will be readily available in the Florida economy, given its relationship with Latin America. This program will also provide students with a European degree and experience in one of the largest European Union country, which will benefit our students and UNF's offering of unique programs.

 

Resources needed: No resources are needed for this program.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201908-62

Log Number: 201908-63

Economics - Undergraduate

 

Add a new concentration to an existing program

Bachelor of Business Admin - International Business Major

Concentration: Bremen Double Degree

 

Summary of the changes:

The International Business Flagship Program is proposing an undergraduate double degree program, with a major in International Business.

 

This effort is part of the mission of the Trans-Atlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA), see http://www.tabsanetwork.org/. This Alliance was established with the purpose of completing double degree programs between European and United States partners. We had already completed a double degree program with Kedge Business School in Marseilles, France, and University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain, and this is our third program with Hochschule Bremen. We have a longstanding relationship with Hochschule Bremen, and Germany is one of the most desirable destinations for UNF students.

 

Hochschule Bremen (https://www.hs-bremen.de/internet/en/hsb/) is a very dynamic and international University of Applied Sciences in Germany, with a very diverse curriculum and number of partners. The University counts with more than 8700 students and offers UNF to count with its first double degree program in Germany, the largest country in the European Union and one of the leading world economies.

 

For this double degree program, in addition to meeting other University of North Florida and Hochschule Bremen requirements, all candidates must complete an admission interview by their home school. All double degree students will spend 2 years at each university. Students will take a minimum of 45 hours at the University of North Florida with at least 15 at the upper division.

 

The IB director have worked closely with the General Education Council, and the Director of Academic Programs and SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison at the University of North Florida to ensure that German students will meet the UNF general education requirements upon graduation.

 

Both University of North Florida and Hochschule Bremen students will have the option of participating in the program in this limited access track (5 students will be accepted from each school each year) within the International Business Major. All students will complete the requirements for the University of North Florida Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) in International Business and the requirements for The Bachelor Degree in Business Administration/International Management (BIM) from Hochschule Bremen. Instruction will be in both English and German. Although University of North Florida students will be given the opportunity to take some classes in English, proficiency through Intermediate German II is required of UNF students so they must continue to take German language during each semester in the program. Students who have demonstrated higher-level German language proficiency will be encouraged to take business classes offered in German. Students will complete both an internship and a thesis before graduating.

 

Credits necessary to obtain both degrees: 146

 

Benefit for the student: This program will greatly enhance the international experience of participating students. It will provide fluency in German and working experience in the largest country in the European Union. These skills will be readily available to foster business in the Florida economy, given the relationship of the United States with the European Union. This program will also provide students with a European degree and experience in the largest European Union country, which will benefit our students and UNF's offering of unique programs.

 

Resources needed: No extra resources are needed for this program.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log Number 20201908-63