International Business – Undergraduate
Add a new concentration to an existing program
BBA- International Business Major Marseilles, France
Summary of the Changes:
The International Business Flagship program is proposing a 149-credit undergraduate double-degree program, with a major in International Business. Our partner university, Euromed, is located outside Marseilles France’s second leading business city. The school is EQUIS accredited (the European business accrediting body), and is in the final stages of obtaining accreditation by AACSB-International (the business accrediting body that has accredited UNF’s programs), and is ranked as a top business school in France. Coggin and Euromed have been partners since 1998, exchanging both students and faculty. The history of excellent cooperation between the universities will be essential in operating a double-degree program. Further, Euromed sponsored the Coggin College of Business’ application to TABSA (TransAtlantic Business School Alliance) http://www.csb.uncw.edu/global/tabsa.htm. This week UNF learned that TABSA received $180,000 funding from Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to enhance our ability to do double degrees. These types of program were a part of the strategy that we put forward under the International Business Flagship when we were funded by the president’s office. Double degree programs at the undergraduate level are a relatively new phenomenon and this program will be one of the first in Florida.
Both UNF and EUROMED 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. In addition to meeting other UNF and Euromed 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 UNF with at least 15 at the upper division. The student mobility requirements of this program will mean that while at UNF the French students will mix with both local (some of whom will be in years one and two of the double degree program) and international students, but not the specific students in years three and four of this program, as they will be in France. In contrast, the UNF students studying in France will mix with French (some of whom will be in years one and two of the double degree program) and other international students but not the specific students in years three and four of this program, as they will be in the US. (Click here to view the Program of study)