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The Coggin College of Business is the business school at the University of North Florida. About 2,850 students are enrolled in the college, including undergraduate and graduate students. Programs are offered in the fields of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Services, International Business, Management, Marketing and Transportation & Logistics. The Coggin College of Business is one of UNF's three original colleges. Two of the college's programs, the international business program and the transportation and logistics program are designated as flagship programs at UNF.[1] Coggin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the AACSB.[2] The Princeton Review included Coggin College in the 2008 edition of "Best 290 Business Schools"[3] and again for the 2018 edition, marking over a decade on the list.[4][5]

Coggin College of Business
TypePublic Business School
DeanMark C. Dawkins
Academic staff
Students≈2600 Undergraduate ≈250 Postgraduate

Since 1973, the college's alumni totals over 13,500.[6]

The college was named the Coggin College of Business in 2002 honoring Luther and Blanch Coggin, after a $5 million gift.



The college offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in multiple areas of study.

View of the college from the Student Union Boathouse.

Undergraduates pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, for which various major and minor fields of study are offered.

Graduates have available three different degree programs. The Master of Accountancy program is designed to prepare students for public accounting careers, providing enough credit hours to sit for state CPA exams. The Master of Science in Management program is a generalist business degree with a focus on management. The Masters of Business Administration program is designed to prepare students to take on advanced leadership roles in business organizations by synthesizing various business disciplines into management strategy.

The MBA program curriculum is structured around three groupings of core subject classes including marketing, management, finance, accounting, and economics.[7] In addition three elective courses are taken. Students have the option to use these electives to concentrate in an area of study, such as further study in core subjects or other areas for example, international business, but are not required to. All core courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer; electives are generally offered only in the spring and fall. The MBA program maintains a balance in instruction methods utilizing lecture, case studies, and group based projects such as simulations.

In addition to these programs Coggin offers a graduate certificate in e-Business.[8]

Student OrganizationsEdit

The Osprey Financial Group is the college's student managed investment fund. The group is a combination class/student organization; over the course of two semesters selected students are given the opportunity to manage a real portfolio of investments. Students gain real world money management experience as well as experience in using investment tools such as Bloomberg Terminals and Morningstar's investment analysis platform. The group is housed in the State Farm Companies Foundation Center for Financial Research in the Coggin Business Administration Building.

Additionally, Coggin is also host to many subject specific clubs and organizations, including:

Study Abroad and International PartnersEdit

The Coggin College of Business offers numerous opportunities for students to study abroad. One option is short term faculty lead trips usually around 10 days in length. Another is semester long exchanges in countries such as UAE, UK, China, Argentina, and Germany among others. Dual degree programs are also available. Undergraduates can earn dual degrees with UNF and KEDGE Business School in France.[10] Graduate students have available the GlobalMBA program. In this program students spend one semester each at four universities: The Technical University of Cologne in Germany, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China, the University of Warsaw in Poland, and UNF. Upon completion students earn a MBA from UNF and a Master of International Management and Intercultural Communication jointly from the University of Warsaw and the Technical University of Cologne.[11]

Business CentersEdit

Coggin business centers focus on research in different subjects to provide a diverse range of business data to the Jacksonville community.[12]

  • The Bank of America Institute, focusing on technology in financial services.
  • Center for International Business Studies, part of the flagship international business program.
  • Local Economic Indicators Project, economic research focusing on Jacksonville and the state of Florida as well as US and world trends.
  • Small Business Development Center, part of the Florida SBDC network and the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.


The Coggin College of Business Administration building (or building 42) is the home of the college. The 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) facility has fourteen classrooms (with capacities of 36-54), an auditorium, three business technology classrooms, five student skills labs, and a special Trading Room for student Investment Analysts of the Osprey Financial Group. The facility houses numerous administrative and professor's offices as well as the Career Management Center, offering internship and career services exclusively for Coggin students. The building opened in 1996 at a cost of $7.8 million.[13]

External linksEdit


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  2. ^ Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Business briefs: Coggin school gets business recognition". 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  4. ^ "About". unf. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. ^ WJCT. "Why UNF's Business School is Among Country's Best". WJCT. Retrieved 16 Feb 2017.
  6. ^ Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Curicculum". unf. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Certificates". unf. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Organizations". Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Undergrad". unf. Archived from the original on 28 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  11. ^ "GlobalMBA". unf. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Business Centers". unf. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Timeline". Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved July 3, 2009.