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College of Business

Your path to a successful career awaits you at the College of Business. Immerse yourself in high-impact, student-focused courses, relevant and innovative research and real-world education. Learn from distinguished faculty with professional expertise in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, supply train logistics, global hospitality and tourism. The College is invested in building an experienced and educated workforce ready to enter today’s dynamic business world. Be the next Business Argo who positively impacts society.

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Accredited by AACSB International

We are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 4.7% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education. AACSB-accredited schools are considered to be the best business schools in the world. Their programs have passed rigorous standards for quality. AACSB-accredited schools have better programs, better faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more international students, more employers that recruit from them and graduates that receive better salaries.

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Prestigious Rankings
  • No. 4 in the "Top 25 MBA Programs in Florida" by TopManagementDegrees.com (2021)
  • No. 80 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
  • No. 115 in Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
  • No. 69 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report (2021)
  • No. 24 in Best Master’s in Accounting Online Degrees by GuidetoOnlineSchools.com (2020)
  • No. 12 in the "Best Online Master’s in Entrepreneurship Degree Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)
  • No. 13 in the "Best Online MBA in Supply Chain Management Programs" by BestColleges.com (2019)

Centers

CFE Related Links

Serves as a source of support for the complete life cycle of the entrepreneur. The Center hosts weekly seminars with successful entrepreneurs. Several contests celebrating innovation are also held annually. Networking, job shadowing, and entrepreneurial resources are also available.

CSCME Related Links

Connects students early to the industry with a powerful network of supply chain professionals and alumni. The Center creates unique learning opportunities and exclusive student internship and career opportunities.

LMCFL Related Links

Focuses on improving the financial health and well-being of all persons residing in the University of West Florida service area. Free financial coaching with certified financial counselors and weekly workshops are available.

COB News

Dr. Sherry Hartnett, Director of the UWF Department of Commerce, and Bert Thornton, Entrepreneur in Residence, with thier new book "High-Impact Mentoring" on Nov. 4, 2021.

UWF faculty member, College of Business advisor co-publish mentoring book

Dr. Sherry Hartnett, director of the University of West Florida Executive Mentor Program and clinical professor of business, along with Bert Thornton, former president and COO of Waffle House and College of Business Advisory Council member, recently published a book titled, "High-Impact Mentoring: A Practical Guide to Creating Value in Other People's Lives."

UWF announces 2022 Women in Leadership Conference date, keynote speaker and ticket information

UWF announces 2022 Women in Leadership Conference date, keynote speaker and ticket information

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host the eighth annual Women in Leadership Conference on March 11, 2022 at the UWF Conference Center on the University’s Pensacola Campus, as well as offered virtually.

UWF College of Business inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class

UWF College of Business inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class

The University of West Florida College of Business inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class on Friday, Nov. 12 at the UWF Conference Center as part of the Impact Weekend festivities.

Upcoming Events

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:30:00 -0600
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:30:00 -0600

2022 Annual Human Trafficking Summit

What is human trafficking? What does it look like? How do we respond? The 2022 Annual Human Trafficking Summit is presented by the Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force and will take a survivor-centered approach. The event will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Building 22 - Conference Center.Organizers and sponsors include the Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force; Set Free Refuge; The Secret Place; Florida Department of Children and Families; The NISSI Project; and the University of West Florida.

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:30:00 -0600

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0600
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0600

Rite of Passage Lecture Series

The prestigious Rite of Passage Lecture Series celebrates UWF faculty recently promoted to full professor. This lecture will feature Dr. Ramie Gougeon, Professor in the Department of Anthropology. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Argonaut Athletic Club with a reception following. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information about the 2021-22 Lecture Series is available on the Academic Affairs website.

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0600

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:30:00 -0600
Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:30:00 -0600

Dr. Grier Williams School of Music Alumni Concert

The Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will welcome alumni for a night of musical celebration.

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:30:00 -0600

Related Links

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The COB Advising Center assists all COB students with course selection, registration and degree planning. The mission of the College of Business Student Engagement and Advising (SEA) Center is to employ a learning-centered, collaborative approach between the advisor and student. This environment of mutual trust and responsibility facilitates personal growth, development, and timely progression toward educational goals.

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The College of Business offers a limited number of undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships, assistantships and graduate tuition waivers. To apply, candidates must submit an application via the UWF Scholarship Portal app in MyUWF no later than May 31, prior to any fall semester. Awards are made for fall and spring semesters only.

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Gain "real world" experience in business fields while pursuing your studies. Apply concepts and theories learned in the classroom to practical situations and problems under the supervision and guidance of a practicing professional.