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Core Course Waivers and Waiver Exam Information

Full-Time MBA Waivers

Attention incoming Full-Time Day MBA students: Please see this webpage for new waiver instructions.

Communication Waiver Exam: This exam is for MBA2's (class of 2017) and Evening MBA's only. 

MBA1's (class of 2018/2019) must complete the Communication Competency Requirement.

The Communication Waiver exam will be open July 18th through August 27th, 2017.

Self enroll here.

  • Waiver Information: Full Instructions Document

    • Full-Time Core Details:  See more details on specific courses that can be waived.
    • Accounting Waiver Preparatory Course FAQs: Read some common questions and answers regarding the pre-term Accounting Waiver Preparatory Course.  Taking this course and passing a waiver exam allows students to waive ACC 502.
      • Please register by 7/10/15. In the event that you need to cancel your registration, you may receive a full refund until July 31st. After that date, your payment cannot be refunded.            
      • Information about the textbook for the course can be found at this website.

      • Registration link for Accounting Waiver Preparatory Course (coming soon):
        • Meet dates will be 8/6/15 through 8/12/15.
        • The Waiver exam date is 8/13/15.
  • Core Course Waiver Request Form: This is a 'read-only' Word Document. Please save the document to your computer, complete, and submit to our office as an e-mail attachment accompanied by the required documentation (rossacadservices@umich.edu).
  • Waiver Exam Schedule: Most waiver exams are offered once a year - in late August or early September.  Check specific program information for details (see Waiver Information link above).
  • Waiver Exam FAQ
  • Communication Waiver Exam: Find out more about the Communication Waiver Exam and how to fulfill the communication requirement. Full-Time MBAs may take the Communication Waiver Exam at any point during their education in the program (in 2015, exam offered 7/20-8/24). 

Evening MBA Waivers  (return to top)

BBA Waivers  (return to top)

  • Effective Fall 2014, no BBA core courses may be waived.

MAcc Waivers (return to top)

  • Achieving excellence at the undergraduate level does not necessarily equate to competence at the graduate level. Prior to waiving a core course, please carefully consider your understanding of course topics. Although you may have been exposed to material in previous study, it may be beneficial to enroll in the full MAcc core for in-depth coverage of material. 
  • Please review respective course descriptions to assess whether your academic background significantly duplicates the material covered. Additionally, consider your CPA exam education requirements prior to submitting a core course waiver form. 
  • MAcc courses eligible for waiver include:
Fall A:
Fall B:


Note: ACC 630: Auditing and Assurance may not be waived.
  • To apply for a course waiver, complete a Core Course Waiver Request Form . This is a ‘read only’ Word Document. Please save the document to your computer, complete and submit it to kkegler@umich.edu as an e-mail attachment accompanied by the required documentation. Course waiver exams are not available for MAcc courses.
  • If one core course waiver is granted, course hours must be replaced with an additional core elective. If additional waivers are granted, the hours must be replaced with elective study.
  • **Please note: the deadline to apply for a course waiver is the first day of class in Fall term. 


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