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Course Waivers

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

Evening MBA Program

Undergraduate Course Work
Evening MBA students who have no prior graduate management education but have demonstrated mastery in a core subject area may receive advanced standing for up to two courses, thus reducing the total number of courses required for the MBA. Typically, students are eligible for equivalency if they have an undergraduate major in a core course area, or at least two intermediate or advanced undergraduate courses in that area with grades of B or better.

Graduate and Professional Course Work

Students who have a prior graduate degree or have completed graduate management courses at other AACSB-accredited institutions may receive advanced standing for a maximum of 12 semester credit hours. Students who have recognized professional certification (e.g. CPA or CFA) may also receive 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 and allowed to substitute an elective for a core course. Students must have a minimum grade of B in all completed course work.

Full-Time MBA Program

Undergraduate Course Work
Full-Time MBA students who have no prior graduate management education but have demonstrated mastery in a core subject area can receive equivalency and thus be allowed to substitute an elective for a core course.

Typically, students are eligible for equivalency if they have an undergraduate major in a core course area, or at least two intermediate or advanced undergraduate courses in that area with grades of B or better.

Graduate and Professional Course Work
Students who have completed graduate management courses at other AACSB-accredited institutions may receive equivalency. Students who have recognized professional certification (e.g. CPA or CFA) may also receive equivalency. Students must have a minimum grade of B in all completed course work.

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 Jeffrey Ringuest, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, at (617) 552-9100.