Core Course Exemptions


If you have a background in foundational business topics, we encourage you to consider exempting a core course. An exemption can free up time in your schedule, giving you more time for your other courses and recruiting.

Six of the core courses within the Two-Year MBA curriculum are eligible for core exemption. Students who successfully exempt a course will not receive course credit, but their schedule is freed from that requirement.

Exemption exams will be held prior to the official start of classes. Please see the Important Dates page for the exam schedule.

Note about STEM Designation

Students interested in the Management Science (STEM-designated) MBA should note that all six of these core courses count toward the STEM degree designation. Exempting one (or more) of these courses means you will not be able to put that course’s credits toward your STEM degree and would need to add additional Management Science Elective courses to bring your total Management Science credits to 30.