Full-time students may not waive core courses regardless of previous education or experience. These courses are an integral part of the cohort system.
See internship waiver policy in the CBIP section of this Handbook.
Electives cannot be waived except in the case where a student petitions the department to waive a concentration elective for satisfaction of a concentration requirement. No credit will be given if waived and substitution of another elective is required. Eleven electives (33 credits) must be completed for the full-time program.
Exception: Students in the full-time program who have completed a graduate degree in another area, prior to entrance into the full-time program, may obtain a waiver of up to 6 hours of graduate elective credit based on this alternate area of graduate specialization. This policy does not apply to the evening program. No electives may be waived in the PMBA program.
BS/MBA Program Courses
Students who are in the BS/MBA program are expected to complete core courses at the graduate level. Advanced planning is necessary to ensure that the required undergraduate coursework has been completed before beginning the MBA program.
The MBA Admissions and Retention Committee will review requests for waivers on a case-by-case basis. For example, up to 9 transfer credits may be accepted if the student earned B grades or better and if the courses were completed at an equivalent AACSB-International accredited institution within the last five years.
Students wishing to petition for waivers must present supporting documentation (syllabi, transcripts, course descriptions) before a waiver will be considered.
PMBA students who wish to take specific electives and have work schedule flexibility may choose to replace PMBA electives with electives offered in the day program. Arrangements to do so must be made through the PMBA Program Office.
There are no waivers for the EMBA Program.