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Mike Cottrell College of Business

Graduates of the University of North Georgia are expected to have the skills and traits necessary to become leaders in their future careers. Students in the Mike Cottrell College of Business develop these skills through academic experience, experiential learning, involvement on- and off-campus and professional development programming.

Our Vision

The Mike Cottrell College of Business builds strong graduates and strong communities.

Mike Cottrell College of Business

The Mike Cottrell College of Business builds strong graduates and strong communities.

Over 4,800
business students in fall 2019
Increase of 207%
in the number of internships since 2013
Named a Best
for Vets Business School in two of the past three years

Mike Cottrell College of Business Degrees and Programs

Associate Degrees may be started on any campus except Dahlonega and can be completed in Gainesville or Oconee (coded below). Read about UNG internal transfer policies.

Associate Degree(s) in Core Curriculum with pathway courses

Associate degrees in core curriculum require 18 credit hours in Area F (pathway courses) within the 60 credit hour degree.
Pathway Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Business Administration Pathway (A.A.) C G O Management and Marketing
Computer Science Pathway (A.S.) G Computer Science and Information Systems

Associate Degree(s)

Associate Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Paralegal (A.A.S.) G Accounting and Law

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.
*Degree requires visits to multiple campuses.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Bachelor’s Degrees may be started on any campus and can only be completed in Dahlonega or Gainesville (coded below).

Bachelor's Degree Title Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Accounting (B.B.A.) D G Accounting and Law
Computer Science (B.S.) D Computer Science and Information Systems
Cybersecurity (B.S.) D
Finance (B.B.A.) D G Economics and Finance
Information Systems (B.B.A.) D Computer Science and Information Systems
Management (B.B.A.) D G Management and Marketing
Marketing (B.B.A.) D G Management and Marketing
Paralegal Studies (B.A.S.) G Accounting and Law
Technology Management (B.A.S.) D G Management and Marketing

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.
*Degree requires visits to multiple campuses.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Graduate programs at UNG have different admission requirements, application deadlines and tuition rates.  Select a program name or its catalog listing to learn more about UNG’s graduate offerings.  Contact Graduate Admissions if you have questions regarding the application process.

Program Name Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Cybersecurity Certificate C Computer Science and Information Systems
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate C Management and Marketing
Technology Leadership Certificate G Master of Business Administration
Master of Accountancy G Accounting and Law
Master of Business Administration C G Master of Business Administration

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.
*Degree requires visits to multiple campuses.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline
Minors may be only completed in conjunction with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Program Name Catalog Campus Colleges or Academic Units
Business Administration Minor Management and Marketing
Computer Science Minor Computer Science and Information Systems
Cyber Security Minor Computer Science and Information Systems
Entrepreneurship Minor Computer Science and Information Systems
Information Assurance & Security Minor Computer Science and Information Systems
Information Systems Minor
Mobile App Development Computer Science and Information Systems

The campus designation code indicates that the degree can be completed on that campus or online, as indicated.
*Degree requires visits to multiple campuses.

BBlue Ridge
CCumming
DDahlonega
GGainesville
OOconee
OnlineOnline

Professional Development

Beginning in fall 2015, all undergraduate students in the Mike Cottrell College of Business will participate in the Personal Roadmap to Ongoing Success (PROS) program as a requirement for graduation. This program provides a foundation of professionalism and interpersonal skills to help students succeed after graduation.

AACSB Accreditation

The Mike Cottrell College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business programs.

Degree programs accredited by the AACSB include the following:

AASCB Acrredited Seal

American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Education

The Mike Cottrell College of Business Certificate in Paralegal Studies (A.A.S.), Paralegal Studies (B.A.S.) are approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

The ABA is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more.

The ABA first established guidelines for the approval of Paralegal Education programs in 1974 and has since become a measure of quality for programs in the United States. In order to receive ABA approval, institutions must fully satisfy all requirements of the ABA guidelines and participate in full evaluation every seven years as well as submit regular interim reports between visits that are monitored by the ABA Standing Committee and its Approval Commission.

*Paralegals may not provide legal service directly to the public, except as permitted by law. Georgia prohibits the practice of law by non-lawyers.

Transfer Policy

The University of North Georgia (UNG) has adopted the following policy to be used when a student requests transfer credit for any paralegal course taken at another institution. Any student seeking to obtain transfer credit for any specific paralegal course taken at another institution must provide the following documentation and information to the Registrar’s Office: 1. (a) The name and address of the institution; (b) A transcript or other equivalent showing the course title, date taken, and grade received; (c) The course syllabus; and (d) Documentation of whether the paralegal program at the institution has obtained ABA approval. 2. Upon receipt of the above, the Registrar will consult with the Director of the UNG Paralegal Program as to whether transfer credit shall be given for the course requested. 3. Transfer credit will only be allowed if the course complies with all criteria of an equivalent course offered in the UNG Paralegal Studies program. 4. Transfer credit will only be allowed for a course in which the student received a 2.0 or higher. 5. The maximum number of legal specialty credit allowed for transfer shall not exceed nine semester hours. 6. UNG will not allow transfer credit for any course which was taken at an institution (other than a University System of Georgia school) which is not ABA approved. Transfer credit policies for all non-legal specialty courses are available on the Registrar’s transfer information webpage.

Study Abroad

The Mike Cottrell College of Business offers a variety of study abroad opportunities through UNG’s Center for Global Engagement including the London Experience and Business & Culture in Italy trips annually.

Internships

Experiential learning through internship opportunities allow our students to apply and expand their academic learning in a real-world work experience. The internship program enables students to enter the business marketplace with real-world experience, ready to add immediate value to an organization. For more information on internships, contact the MCCB Director of Internships.

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