Course Waiver Policy

In rare cases, students in good academic standing who have taken an equivalent academic course can be waived out of one or more of the following required MS-ISOM courses: ISM6257, ISM6258, ISM 6128, ISM 6129, ISM 6222, ISM 6223, QMB 6755, QMB 6756, ISM 6215, MAN 6581 and QMB 6358. It is completely up to the discretion of the instructor teaching the course to waive the course; we will NOT consider appeals to any instructor's decision. Students who do obtain a waiver must realize that they will be required to make up the credit hours by taking a graduate business elective if the total graduating credits do not add up to 36 credits. Students may not take courses that they have previously been approved to waive.

To obtain a waiver for one or more courses, you must:

  1. Review the syllabus for the course/s you are seeking to waive.
  2. One week prior to the start of the semester (independent of the module in which the course is offered in that semester), make an appointment with the instructor for the course/s for which you are seeking a waiver.
  3. During your appointment, the instructor will screen you for eligibility for a waiver. Be prepared to provide a syllabus and a transcript for an equivalent academic course you've taken less than seven years ago*. The instructor has complete discretion about the assessment tool used to determine knowledge of the topic.
  4. If the waiver is approved, an email must be sent by the instructor to the Director of Student Services prior to the start of the course in order to be recorded in the student’s file and to adjust the student’s schedule accordingly.

*Under rare cases, relevant and substantial work experience, or a relevant professional certificate might be considered equivalent to an academic course. However, this determination is solely at the discretion of the instructor teaching the course.

Program Director

Dr. Haldun Aytug

Advisor Information

Ms. Chandra Hardy, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions & Student Services
Department of ISOM

Tel: 352.846.1370
Fax: 352.392.5438
Email (chandra.hardy at

Walk-In Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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