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Course Waivers

If you wish to apply for advanced standing credit or equivalency, you must first complete an application for review by the graduate curriculum director. Waiver policies vary according to program.

Equivalency: this will permit you to waive a class, but will require you to supplement the credits with an elective. Equivalency applies to core courses only.

Advanced Standing Credit: this will permit you to waive a class, and will also reduce the overall credit requirement for your degree.

Evening MBA Program

Undergraduate Course Work

  • Evening MBA students who have demonstrated mastery in a core subject area may receive advanced standing credit for up to two courses.
  • Mastery typically entails either an undergraduate major in a core course area, or at least two intermediate to advanced undergraduate courses with grades of B or higher.
  • Students may only receive advanced standing credit for core courses.
  • If a student has already received advanced standing credit for two core classes, they may be eligible for equivalency for further courses based on their undergraduate coursework.

Graduate and Professional Course Work

  • Students who have a prior graduate degree in a relevant field or have completed graduate management courses at other AACSB-accredited institutions may receive advanced standing credit for a maximum of 12 credits.
  • The CPA and CFA certifications will make a student eligible for advanced standing credit.
  • Students who have completed graduate management courses at non-AACSB-accredited institutions will not be granted advanced standing credit, but may be granted equivalency.
  • Professional experience alone will not make a student eligible to waive a course.

Full-Time MBA Program

Undergraduate Course Work

  • Full-Time MBA students who have demonstrated mastery in a core subject may be eligible for equivalency.
  • Mastery typically entails either an undergraduate major in a core course area, or at least two intermediate to advanced undergraduate courses with grades of B or higher.

Graduate and Professional Course Work

  • Students who have a prior graduate degree in a relevant field or have completed graduate management courses at other AACSB-accredited institutions may be eligible for equivalency.
  • The CPA and CFA certifications will make a student eligible for equivalency.
  • Professional experience alone will not make a student eligible to waive a course.

Course Waiver Submission Process

All students interested in advanced standing credit or equivalency must submit the Course Waiver Form and submit it to:

Boston College
Graduate Programs Office
320 Fulton Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
Fax: (617) 552-0514

For more information, please contact the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs' Office, at (617) 552-9100.