students in classroomAny of the four required first-year courses may be waived on the basis of appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses taken within the last six years at a regionally accredited institution. Waivers will be considered at the time of admission; waivers based on a "B" (3.0) or higher in the appropriate courses will be considered. Students who seek transfer credit must submit a written request (with a course syllabus or course description of the previously completed coursework) to the MBA director during the first semester of attendance.

Normally, waivers are decided within the first semester of study. Only courses with grades of "B" or higher may be used in meeting waiver guidelines for the required courses. Only required foundation courses may be waived. Students can waive the first-year courses through an equivalency examination on the same subject matter. A course that has been waived may not be taken or used for elective credits. No tuition refund or cancellation will be issued for courses taken and subsequently waived. Moreover, waiving of courses does not reduce the total minimum number of 39 credits needed to complete the program.


The minimum course requirements, all taken within the last six years, for waivers are:

MBA 500: Two courses in principles of or general management

MBA 501: One course in macroeconomics and one course in microeconomics

MBA 503: Two upper-division courses in finance

MBA 504: Two upper-division courses in organizational behavior or industrial psychology

MBA 505: Two upper-division courses in marketing

MBA 506: One course in financial accounting and one course in managerial accounting

MBA 507: Two courses in business law