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Press Release for Monday, April 18, 2016

University of North Florida Offers New Master of Science in Management Degree

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida is now accepting applications for its new Master of Science in Management degree program, designed specifically for individuals with nonbusiness academic degrees.

The Master of Science in Management builds a bridge to business for recent graduates and working professionals with nonbusiness academic backgrounds, helping to develop core business skills individuals can use throughout their professional careers.

“We’re excited to introduce the Master of Science in Management degree program to Jacksonville,” said Dr. Mark Dawkins, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF. “Coggin faculty developed this degree based on feedback from corporate partners who asked for help in creating a pipeline for talent acquisition, as well as developing and retaining their current employees.”

The Master of Science in Management degree provides working professionals the opportunity to learn the language of business to help them advance into management positions, while students graduating with nonbusiness degrees can build on their critical-thinking skills and pivot to entry-level career opportunities in business.

The program, which will take place in the evenings, consists of 30-credit hours (24 core and six electives) designed to provide students with a solid business foundation. No professional work experience is required in order to participate in the program.

Program participants will gain knowledge in all areas of business through the core business curriculum and gain industry-specific knowledge through elective courses and extracurricular activities. A part-time option will be available to allow for internships or full-time work, and career coaching will be provided by the Coggin Career Management Center staff.

The Master of Science in Management degree program starts this fall, although four MBA courses are available this summer that will transfer to the Master of Science in Management degree program. The fall application deadline is Monday, Aug. 1. For more information about this master’s degree program, contact Amy Bishop, academic advisor, at (904) 620-2575 or at

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.