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For MBA Programs

For students with relevant previous credit a minimum of nine courses, or 36 quarter hours, must be taken in residence in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in order to qualify for the MBA degree. To qualify for the minimum residency requirement students must have a sufficient number of waived courses (see below) and appropriate non-duplicate transfer work (see Transfer of Graduate Credit) such that only nine course requirements remain for completion. At least two, and as many as three, remaining courses must be in an area of concentration.  The number of concentration courses needed to meet the residency requirement is dependent upon the concentration selected.

Waiver and Substitution Policy (MBA Only)

MGT 500 and GSB 599 are required of all students and may not be waived or substituted. Business Core courses may be waived (excused without additional course work required) for up to a maximum of 14 credit hours, if the student has completed a major/minor in a core discipline with a grade of C or better.  Substitution decisions (i.e., permission to take an advanced course in place of a required course) are made by the appropriate department chair or faculty program director and only in unusual circumstances. The interpretation and evaluation of the student’s previous course work for course waiver decisions is the prerogative of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, which will make the final determination of the quality and pertinence of such work.