Coggin College of Business MBA Standards

Questioner: Anonymous

Posted to: Pamela S. Chally, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The College of Business has again voted to lower admission standards for UNF’s largest graduate program — the MBA. Previously faculty agreed to do away with requirements of minimum admission test scores (i.e., GRE and GMAT); this time requirements for certain applicants with a GPA below 3.0 were altered. This occurred despite anecdotal reports of declining student performance and increasing questions about student retention and graduation rates. Questions (for the current/incoming administration): What is the strategy? What are the costs? How does lowering standards fit with UNF’s mission, vision, and strategic plan?


Response by Pamela S. Chally, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

From: Chally, Pamela
Sent:    Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:44 AM
To:       Pyati, Radha
Cc:       Dawkins, Mark ; Lai-Chin, Fong Chuen ; Richard, Dan ; Fenner, David
Subject: Re: question from FA

All programs at UNF strive for high quality students.  The Coggin graduate admission policies are approved by the Coggin College of Business faculty.

The  administration and deans believe it is inappropriate to ask them questions regarding decisions of other deans.


Reference Response by Dean Dawkins:

Admissions Standards for MBA


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