Core Course Waiver Information

For Full-Time MBA, Bay Area Part-Time MBA and Sacramento Part-Time MBA Current Students

You may be exempted from the requirement to take certain core courses with the approval of the designated faculty member.  Exemption, if granted, does not award course credit and you would take an additional elective to replace the exempted course.

Course exemptions are generally by examination or may be granted at the instructor’s discretion based on previous coursework.

402A Markets and the Firm (Microeconomics) - Winter 

Waiver information will be posted prior to winter registration.

403A Data Analysis for Managers (Statistics) - Fall

Students should email the instructor, Professor Mehul Rangwala or Joe Chen, their transcript, listing out a course with substantially similar content. To establish similar content, students should provide a copy of the syllabus used in the course and/or a copy of the course description from the school's course catalog. The student may also be asked to take a waiver exam. 

400A Financial Accounting - Fall, Winter

Students who earned a bachelor or master’s degree in accounting and/or who are certified public accountants will be automatically waived from taking the course. Please email the instructor, Professor Paul Wong with this information. 

Students who feel they have a very good understanding of basic accounting principles may request to take the waiver exam. This includes students who minored in accounting or have already taken a few financial accounting courses.

401B Organizational Strategy and Structure - Winter, Spring

Waiver information will be posted prior to winter registration.

404 Marketing Management - Winter, Spring

Waiver information will be posted prior to winter registration.

405 Financial Theory and Policy - Fall, Spring

Students should email the instructor, Professor Ayako Yasuda, their transcript, listing out a course with substantially similar content. To establish similar content, students should provide a copy of the syllabus used in the course and/or a copy of the course description from the school's course catalog. Students can also choose to take a waiver exam, which is 50 multiple choice questions.

401A Individual and Group Dynamics - Fall

Students who have taken graduate-level coursework in Organizational Behavior can email the instructor, Professor Stephen Garcia, with a syllabus from the course and a corresponding transcript that reflects a grade of B or higher.  Course waivers will be examined on a case-by-case basis. There is no waiver exam for this course.

252 or 452 Managing for Operational Excellence-  Spring

Waiver information will be posted prior to spring registration.


Course Waivers will NOT be offered for the following courses:

268 Articulation and Critical Thinking

Develop competency in business writing and oral presentations. Build critical thinking skills. Topics include behavioral economics, false claims, deductive reasoning, correlation/causality, business ethics.

440 Integrated Management Project