Course Waiver Policy

Course waiver eligibility only applies to degree-seeking MSISOM students.

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: ISM 6257, ISM 6128, ISM 6129, ISM 6222, 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. Note that you can only request to waive out of courses for which you are registered in that semester (i.e., in Fall Mod 1 and Mod 2 classes, and in Spring Mod 3 and Mod 4 courses for which you are registered).
  2. Fill out the waiver form (which will be active for one month) by 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the first week of the semester. Please be sure to select the course(s) and class numbers(s) for which you are seeking a waiver and submit it by the posted deadline. If you have submitted the wavier form multiple times, only your last submission will be considered. The instructor teaching the section will contact you with further instructions.
  3. 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 by Wednesday 12:00 p.m. of the first week of the semester 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.