Foundation Course Waiver Exams

Foundation Course Waiver Exams

The foundation requirements may be satisfied by passing a waiver exam. Students who feel that they have a strong background in Accounting, economics and/or statistics may attempt to waive the course(s) through waiver exams as listed in the table below. 

To qualify for the waiver option, a passing score must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office by the completion of the first 12 credit hours in the MBA Program or by the end of the 2nd enrolled semester (whichever comes first).  Students not completing the waiver exams within this time frame will be required to enroll in the  foundation course(s).

See the table below for testing providers and minimum passing scores as designated by the College of Business.  Official scores must be sent directly to UCCS from the testing center.

Course Number (Campus/Online)

Test Provider

Title of Test

MBA Passing Score

ACCT 5500

CLEP Financial Accounting 50

BUAD 5500


Principles of Macroeconomics


QUAN 5500


Principles of Statistics

Course Number (Campus/Online) Test Provider Title of Test

MBA Passing Score

BGSO 5500
(was BUAD 5600)

(Students admitted prior to Fall 2018)

DSST Business Ethics & Society 433


For more information including exam costs and content please contact the testing companies below:

CLEP: (800) 257-9558
UCCS Code: 4874  
DSST: (877) 471-9860
UCCS Code: 9364