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The Master of Science in Management (MSM) at the Coggin College of Business builds a bridge to business for recent graduates and working professionals with non-business academic backgrounds. Completing the program can help you to develop core business skills that will make you stand out and empower you in your first job and throughout your professional career.

The MSM Program is a generalist graduate business program designed specifically for individuals with non-business academic degrees. No professional work experience is required.

Program Highlights

  • 30 credit hour degree program
  • Gain knowledge in all areas of business through core business curriculum - 24 credits
  • Gain industry specific knowledge through elective courses (6 credits) and extracurricular activities
  • Part-time option to lengthen your studies to allow for internships or full-time work
  • Career coaching provided by the Coggin Career Management Center staff

Participant Benefits

  • Learn the language of business and gain a solid business background to open up advancement opportunities within your undergraduate major field
  • Open career opportunities in the field of business which would have been unavailable without a graduate business degree
  • Strengthen transferable skills to allow for employment in management
  • Gain a network of contacts that will last a lifetime

Coggin College of Business Information Sessions

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Christopher "Brian" Flynn

Associate Professor

Program Contact

Amy Bishop
Assistant Director
Building 10, Room 2470

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements
    • Resume
    • Applicants not meeting the 3.0 GPA criteria may be admitted on an exception basis pending review of
      1. two letters of recommendation from prior faculty and/or work supervisors, and
      2. statement of purpose (two page maximum). This information must be submitted directly to the Program Contact.