Course Waiver Policy for Specialty Masters Students

Course waivers are allowed for some programs/courses, which are listed below. All other core course requirements follow a strict no-waiver policy. If a student is granted a course waiver, that course must be replaced with an elective course of equal or greater credit hours. Prerequisite requirements for electives must still be met before registering for those courses. Course waivers do not diminish the number of credits required for graduation. If a waiver is granted, students should seek guidance regarding replacement courses from an academic advisor.

Accounting

  • Students who have taken a BUAC 758T (Taxation of Individuals) and/or BUAC 758V (Taxation of Corporations and Other Entities) equivalent (including undergraduate courses) from a US four-year AACSB accredited college or university and earned a B- or higher, can waive these 2 courses, but will still need to make up the 4 credits. All other students, including students not from US schools, would be allowed to take a waiver exam.
  • Students who have taken a BUAC 758L (Intermediate Accounting I) and BUAC 758M (Intermediate Accounting II) equivalent (including undergraduate courses) from a US four-year AACSB accredited college or university and earned a B- or higher, can waive these 2 courses, but will still need to make up the 4 credits. All other students, including students not from US schools, would be allowed to take a waiver exam.

Finance

  • Smith School undergraduate finance majors interested in pursuing a waiver for BUFN 610 Financial Management should contact the finance advisor for information on this process.