Degree Requirements

MBA Degree Requirements

A candidate for the MBA degree will normally need to complete 12 to 18 courses. The total number depends on the candidate‚Äôs undergraduate coursework, academic performance and GMAT test score, which may result in the waiver of up to six foundation courses. Foundation courses required for degree programs may be waived if students have successfully completed equivalent course work at another accredited institution as part of their previous studies. In order to be eligible for waivers, students must have achieved a grade of B or better in an equivalent three-credit course. Waivers for GSB 611 Economics for Managers and GSB 612 Financial Accounting each require completion of two courses (six credits) of appropriate undergraduate course work with a grade of B or better in each course.

Original transcripts are required for consideration of waivers. Transcripts will be reviewed for waivers at the time of admission, but final approval of waivers may be withheld for students accepted provisionally until full acceptance is granted. In addition to course waivers, students who have successfully completed relevant course work at another accredited graduate program may request to have two courses (maximum of six credits) transferred and applied toward degree requirements.

Students are subject to the degree requirements of the curriculum in effect when they matriculate, which is the first semester they attend classes. Students may elect to be subject to any subsequent changes in requirements. The curriculum outlined here went into effect as of the Fall 2009 semester. Students who matriculated before the Fall 2009 semester should meet with their academic advisor to confirm the specific curriculum and degree requirements to which they are subject.