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, macroeconomics 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


Introduction to Accounting

75% or higher

BUAD 5500


Fundamentals of Economics

75% or higher

QUAN 5500


Principles of Statistics


BGSO 5500
(was BUAD 5600)

(Students admitted prior to Fall 2018)

DSST Business Ethics & Society 433

For more information about the UCCS internal exam for BUAD 5500 and ACCT 5500, including exam costs and outline, contact the Graduate School of Business Administration at

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

DSST: (877) 471-9860
UCCS Code: 9364