MBA Waiver Policy and Transfer Credit Policy

MBA Course Waiver Policy

Starting Fall 2021, students may request a waiver for up to four core curriculum courses. Students must have taken a course (or courses) equivalent to the courses that we offer and meet the following grade requirements in order for the waiver to be considered:

  • ACCT 6400: Students must have earned a B average or better in at least 6 credits, or two courses: financial accounting and managerial accounting. Undergraduate majors in accounting who have earned a B average of better among all of their major accounting courses are eligible to request a waiver. Students with majors in accounting must have taken at least 12 credits of accounting in additional to financial accounting and managerial accounting in order to be considered for the waiver.
  • ECON 6400: Students must have earned a B average or better in at least 6 credits, or two courses: microeconomics and macroeconomics.
  • FIN 6400: Students must have earned a B average or better in at least 6 credits, or two courses: introduction to financial analysis and intermediate financial analysis. Undergraduate majors in finance who have earned a B average of better among all of their major finance courses are eligible to request a waiver. Students with majors in finance must have taken at least 12 credits of finance beyond the introductory courses in order to be considered for the waiver.
  • LAW 6400: Students must have earned a B in at least one law and ethics course.
  • MGMT 6400: Undergraduate majors in management who have earned a B average of better among all of their major management courses are eligible to request a waiver. Students with majors in management must have taken at least 12 credits of management beyond the introductory courses in order to be considered for the waiver.
  • MKTG 6400: Undergraduate majors in marketing who have earned a B average of better among all of their major marketing courses are eligible to request a waiver. Students with majors in marketing must have taken at least 12 credits of marketing beyond the introductory courses in order to be considered for the waiver.

Note: Students requesting a waiver must have taken each class within the last five years.

All waiver requests must include all required documentation in order to be considered. Required documentation includes:

  • Waiver Request Form
  • Academic transcript (copy acceptable)
  • Syllabus for the course(s) previously completed. The syllabus should provide the following information:
    1. Course Description
    2. Course Topics
    3. Course Objectives
    4. In-class Hours/ Class Schedule
    5. Description of Assignments
    6. Title and Author(s) of Textbook(s) Used in the Course
    7. Grading/Assessment Policy (helpful, but not required)
  • Resume

The waiver request will be reviewed by the department chair whose decision is final.

MBA Transfer Credit Policy

A student may be eligible to transfer a maximum of 6 credits provided these credits have been earned in an MBA program at another AACSB-accredited institution under the following conditions:

  • The coursework must be approved as part of the student’s program of studies
  • It must not have been applied to the completion of the requirements for another degree
  • It must have been taken at the graduate level
  • It must have been taken within the last 5 years
  • The student must have received a grade of ‘B’ or better

Approval of transfer credit will be made by the department chair.