UNF Offers an MBA Program with Global Implications; THE FEW, THE PROUD Students Join a Group for Intensive Study Both Here and Overseas
Beland, Ashley, The Florida Times Union
Byline: ASHLEY BELAND
Traveling across the world while earning two master's degrees used to be a rare undertaking less than a decade or two ago. But in today's globalized world, universities are increasingly competing for the attention of the business graduate student.
They offer international programs, study-abroad sessions and intense curriculums to make their students one step above the rest.
The University of North Florida is one such school, offering a unique GlobalMBA program that thrusts its students through 15 months of rigorous course work at three international universities and a final semester at their home institution. To make the program a truly global experience, UNF partnered with three schools - Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany, University of Warsaw in Poland and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China. DUFE became a part of the program in early 2007 after the University of Provence in France withdrew in 2006.
The program "is different from any other program that we've seen anywhere in that it requires students to spend multiple semesters abroad," said Jeff Steagall, UNF professor of economics. "We're the only ones that have an integrated program where the curriculum is completely designed ahead of time, and the students have to spend an extended amount of time in four different countries."
A GLOBAL EXCHANGE
The program is designed for a group of about 40 …
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Publication information: Article title: UNF Offers an MBA Program with Global Implications; THE FEW, THE PROUD Students Join a Group for Intensive Study Both Here and Overseas. Contributors: Beland, Ashley - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: February 24, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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