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Welcome from the Dean

A brief word from the Dean of the College of Business.


Richard Fountain

Welcome and thank you for visiting the UWF College of Business website. The College website is designed to provide you with information about the excellent undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Business and assist you in choosing and planning your academic and professional career. The website also contains information about the College’s faculty and staff, departments and centers, degree requirements and student learning objectives, scholarships, internships, career opportunities and other important information about our programs and activities.

As an alumnus myself, I can speak to the first-class educational opportunities waiting for you at the UWF College of Business. Students solve real-world business situations in our live case model. Faculty contribute both academic research and service on a global scale. Business connections are made inside the classroom and through the many events and competitions we host. Our highly successful alumni are proud to be graduates of the UWF College of Business and thrive in today’s business world. 

The continuing excellence of our academic programs and faculty is endorsed and acknowledged by the distinctive accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - the premier accrediting body for business programs. The rigorous accreditation ensures an institution aligns with a set of 15 business standards that focus on mission and strategic management; support for students, faculty, and staff; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement of students and faculty. Fewer than 5% of the world’s business programs achieve this accreditation.

Our methods are award-winning. In 2016, UWF had the highest CPA first-time pass rate of all public universities in the state of Florida, and the third highest in the nation! Our students’ successes are due in large part to student-oriented educational experiences, our small class sizes, and opportunities for interaction and mentoring by our dedicated College of Business faculty.

The UWF College of Business offers an excellent, student-oriented learning environment involving a strong team of motivated students, engaging faculty, and caring advisors and departmental personnel.

Thank you for your interest in our College. I invite you to join a team dedicated to advancing your academic and professional career in business. Please call us, email us, connect with us on social media, or meet us at one of our upcoming events. We would be happy to share with you the exciting opportunities available at the UWF College of Business. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Richard M. Fountain
Dean, College of Business