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Coggin College of Business

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The Coggin College of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accountancy (MAcc), and Global Master of Business Administration (GlobalMBA). The strongest areas of study are accounting and human resources management. The most popular courses are Management Information Systems and Investments.

Twelve total courses are required to complete the MBA, including 3 elective courses. Required courses include:

  • Topics in Organizational Theory
  • Decisions with Data
  • Economics of Business Decisions
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Management of Information Technology
  • Modeling and Management of Operations
  • Advanced Business Policy

Required courses for the MAcc include:

  • Advanced Accounting Theory
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting Theory
  • Auditing Theory
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems
  • Taxation of Business Corporations
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Decisions with Data
  • Quantitative Management Analysis

Required courses for the Global MBA include:

  • Global Economics
  • International Management Accounting
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Applied Intercultural Communication: Germany
  • Applied Intercultural Communication: France
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Game Theory Applied to Business Strategy
  • Regional Economic Integration and European Business Law
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Organizational Theory
  • Management Information Systems
  • Applied Intercultural Communication: Poland
  • Making Decisions with Data
  • Advanced Business Policy
  • Modeling and Management of Operations
  • International Finance
  • Applied Intercultural Communication: United States

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by transferring up to 6 semester hours from an approved institution.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full or part time is 1 year; maximum, 5 years.

There are 74 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 33 part-time faculty, of whom 60% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 3; average business class size is 40.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.0 and a GMAT score of 500. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x upper-division GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1000. Most important admissions factors are grades in upper-level courses, GMAT results, and quality of undergraduate school. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 408; 209 were accepted; 157 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.24; average GMAT score was 539. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, and a nonrefundable application fee of $30. The application deadlines are July 1 for fall entry; November 1, spring; March 15, summer. Students are notified on a rolling basis of the admissions decision. The latest acceptable test date for fall entry is July. Once accepted, students may defer admission.

Financial Aid

About 24% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $3354 annually; maximum $26,500. Stipends and programs are available for minority students. The GAPSFAS is required. The application deadline is April 1 for fall entry.

Tuition for in-state residents is $251 per credit, or $4948 per year. Nonresidents pay $842 per credit, or $18,464 per year. On-campus room and board costs approximately $6268; books and supplies, $800; personal expenses, $4000; and other fees, $1072 to $1748, for an estimated annual total of $17,088 for in-state residents and $31,280 for out-of-state residents. Graduate student housing consists of on-campus dorms and apartments and off-campus facilities. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Twenty-nine percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 85% have had an average of 5 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from the South (93%). Forty-seven percent are women, 15% are minorities, and 7% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 27; ages range from 20 to 62. Sixteen percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 6% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 49%, business; 7%, economics; 6%, engineering; 5%, social sciences; and 2%, math and science. About 20% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 80% remain to receive their degree. In 2006, 182 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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