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University of North Florida, Coggin College of Business Part Time MBA

Welcome to the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida. We are well- known for strong undergraduate and masters programs complemented by transformational learning opportunities. In 2012, we were named an outstanding business college by the Princeton Review for the fifth year in a row. Our faculty are accomplished researchers, well-known in their areas of expertise and beyond. Our bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, economics, finance, financial services, international business, logistics, management and marketing are vibrant and growing. In fact, two of our programs (International Business and Transportation & Logistics) have flagship designation. This an indication of outstanding program quality, national recognition and a global talent pool of faculty and students. Our graduate programs include an MBA, GlobalMBA, Ibero-AmericanMBA, Global EntrepreneurshipMBA, and Masters in Accounting. Of course, we have AACSB accreditation in business and in accounting for our undergraduate and graduate programs. AACSB accreditation is the international gold standard for quality academic programs in business management. Some of the transformational learning opportunities that we offer are internships (arranged by our in-house Career Management Center), study abroad in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, and state of the art business computing technology. Our LITSLAB has cutting edge optimization software and our Financial Trading Lab is equipped with the best trading simulation software. For hands on learning experience with investing, our students managed the Osprey Fund and compete with the finest minds in the business. Capitalizing on our location in the thriving Jacksonville metropolitan area, we have partnerships with national accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, transportation companies and medical services providers, among others. Much of this interaction is via an active and engaged Business Advisory Council and a Business Associates Council. Our business centers, which supplement academic research and support the community with business and economic data include the Bank of America Institute, Center for International Business Studies, Local Economic Indicators Project, the Paper Institute, the Research Center in Economic and Geographic Information Systems, and the Small Business Development Center.

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Program Type Part Time

Program Information

University of North Florida Coggin College of Business Says

Welcome to the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida. We are well- known for strong undergraduate and masters programs complemented by transformational learning opportunities. In 2012, we were named an outstanding business college by the Princeton Review for the fifth year in a row.

Our faculty are accomplished researchers, well-known in their areas of expertise and beyond. Our bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, economics, finance, financial services, international business, logistics, management and marketing are vibrant and growing. In fact, two of our programs (International Business and Transportation & Logistics) have flagship designation. This an indication of outstanding program quality, national recognition and a global talent pool of faculty and students. Our graduate programs include an MBA, GlobalMBA, Ibero-AmericanMBA, Global EntrepreneurshipMBA, and Masters in Accounting. Of course, we have AACSB accreditation in business and in accounting for our undergraduate and graduate programs. AACSB accreditation is the international gold standard for quality academic programs in business management.

Some of the transformational learning opportunities that we offer are internships (arranged by our in-house Career Management Center), study abroad in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, and state of the art business computing technology. Our LITSLAB has cutting edge optimization software and our Financial Trading Lab is equipped with the best trading simulation software. For hands on learning experience with investing, our students managed the Osprey Fund and compete with the finest minds in the business. Capitalizing on our location in the thriving Jacksonville metropolitan area, we have partnerships with national accounting firms, financial institutions, insurance companies, transportation companies and medical services providers, among others. Much of this interaction is via an active and engaged Business Advisory Council and a Business Associates Council.

Our business centers, which supplement academic research and support the community with business and economic data include the Bank of America Institute, Center for International Business Studies, Local Economic Indicators Project, the Paper Institute, the Research Center in Economic and Geographic Information Systems, and the Small Business Development Center.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 47% accepted out of 220 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.21
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 550
  • Application Fee: $30

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Applicants to the Coggin College of Business must submit the following materials for consideration: GMAT scores (530 minimum) and an official undergraduate transcript (undergrad GPA of 3.1 or higher). Letters of reference and personal statement should not be submitted because these will not be taken into account. International students are required...Applicants to the Coggin College of Business must submit the following materials for consideration: GMAT scores (530 minimum) and an official undergraduate transcript (undergrad GPA of 3.1 or higher). Letters of reference and personal statement should not be submitted because these will not be taken into account. International students are required to submit TOEFL scores, with 550 minimum for the written test and 213 for the computer-based test. A limited number of small scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis to students from Latin American countries, in addition to which these students receive a waiver on out-of-state tuition fees.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 388
Percent International Students 27%
Total Full-Time Faculty 47

Student Life

Located in Jacksonville, a “great mid-sized city” that’s “near the beach” and “surround­ed by islands,” UNF’s “rapidly growing” 1,300-acre campus has been “designed for future expansion,” which can only mean good things for this young university. The Coggin Business School is mostly a school for “working adults” who “cannot afford to stop working for two years,” and in many cases are “entrenched because they own homes.” With this type of student body, one might not expect an abundance of social activities on campus, but they’d be wrong. “There are many clubs and activities on cam­pus,” one student informs us. “They have live concerts and movies for free . . . through­out the year. The new student union is very comfortable,” and students can now enjoy wireless access from anywhere on campus. However, for such a young university as UNF, there is always room for improvement. One student explains that he “would like to see more green initiatives” on campus, like “green rooftops” and “water saving uri­nals” that can save up to “40,000 gallons of water each year.”

Career

Coggin enrolls about 380 students in its MBA program, and roughly 80 percent of the stu­dent body works full time while attending school, which explains UNF’s abundance of evening, weekend, and hybrid course offerings. However, for those with more flexible schedules, students may take advantage of UNF’s study abroad program, with partner universities in France, Germany, Poland, China and India. The traditional MBA program at UNF offers degrees and concentrations in accounting, construction management, e-business, economics, finance, international business, logistics, management applications, and sports management. In addition to the MBA program, UNF offers a unique GlobalMBA, a 63-hour program in which students earn a UNF MBA as well as a joint master’s degree from the University of Warsaw and Cologne University of Applied Sciences. GlobalMBA participants join a cohort of about 40 students who spend a resi­dency at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Warsaw (Poland), Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (China) and UNF.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida has quite a bit to offer young business students and working professionals, many of whom describe UNF as “the best school in Jacksonville.” “Location,” “reputation,” and an “amazing logistics program” are just some of the reasons many students offer for this. “I went here as an undergrad,” one student tell us, “and had the best experience with the teachers and stu­dents. It was an easy decision to continue my education at UNF.” While UNF is a rela­tively large university, many current MBA students laud the “small classes” at Coggin, particularly the “online opportunities” and “evening classes” for those students with full-time jobs. We are told time and again that many of Coggin’s students are “motivat­ed, hard-working professionals looking to advance their skills and knowledge.” Inside the classroom, as one student puts it, “professors are eager to facilitate learning.” Another student majoring in information technology in higher education says, “I appre­ciated the emphasis on group and project work, which resulted in greater camaraderie and cohesion with my fellow classmates.” However, in a considerate counterpoint, this student said some professors tend to “gloss over critical issues that I would think would be foundational in the curriculum of any business school today: ethics, social responsi­bility, and sustainability.” While courses with a sustainability and green jobs focus are not currently offered at UNF, other efforts are made to broaden the school’s reach in the business community, including hosting Women in Business networking events and var­ious support groups for women, minorities, and international students. Coggin enrolls about 380 students in its MBA program, and roughly 80 percent of the stu­dent body works full time while attending school, which explains UNF’s abundance of evening, weekend, and hybrid course offerings. However, for those with more flexible schedules, students may take advantage of UNF’s study abroad program, with partner uni­versities in France, Germany, Poland, China and India. The traditional MBA program at UNF offers degrees and concentrations in accounting, construction management, e-busi­ness, economics, finance, international business, logistics, management applications, and sports management. In addition to the MBA program, UNF offers a unique GlobalMBA, a 63-hour program in which students earn a UNF MBAas well as a joint master’s degree from the University of Warsaw and Cologne University of Applied Sciences. GlobalMBA partic­ipants join a cohort of about 40 students who spend a residency at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Warsaw (Poland), Dongbei University of Finance & Economics (China) and UNF.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Center for Economic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research; Center for International Business Studies; Center for Sustainable Business Practices; Local Economic Indicator Project; The Paper and Plastics Education and Research (PAPER) Institute; Small Business Development Center

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://www.unf.edu/lgbtrc/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    National Association of Black Accountants http://www.unf.edu/coggin/about/student_groups.aspx

  • Research Facilities:

    The Center for Economic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research; Center for International Business Studies; Center for Sustainable Business Practices; Local Economic Indicator Project; The Paper and Plastics Education and Research (PAPER) Institute; Small Business Development Center

  • Study Abroad:

    FRANCE - EUROMED - Marseille School of Management FRANCE - ESCEM School of Business & Management FRANCE - ESC-Rennes School of International Business GERMANY - Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) POLAND- Warsaw University CHINA - Dongbei University of Finance and Economics INDIA - Nirma University

  • Women Support Groups:

    Women in Business Society

    http://www.unfwbs.com/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of North Florida Coggin College of Business include:

Donna Harper - Founder & CEO, SystemLogics Co., LLC

David Hayes - Founder & CEO, Tempus Software

Elaine Johnson - Principal, Navigy

Mark Vitner - Chief Economist, Wachovia

John McCalpin - Senior Executive, Accenture

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $22,724

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deutsche Bank, CSX Transportation, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 38% $52,667
Other 25% $33,250
Operations / Logistics 25% $39,000
General Management 13% $40,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 75%
Three Month Employment 25%
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