Types of Core Course Exemptions
2 types of core course exemptions are available:
- Administrative Exemption
- Exemption by Exam
You will be preregistered for the core curriculum. You do not need to do anything about registration before your arrival in August, except to apply for administrative exemptions. Exemption results will be sent to you via email. At that time, those of you who receive an exemption will be given instructions about finalizing your class schedule.
Some courses are restricted to exemption by exam only or by administrative exemption only. The Incoming Student Website's Action Items Checklist contains a brief summary of the exemption process and specific exemption guidelines for each core course.
You may receive an administrative exemption based on prior coursework or professional experience, or you may wish to demonstrate your knowledge by taking an exemption exam upon arrival at Fuqua.
The guidelines for obtaining an administrative exemption are unique for each course and will require specific documentation from you. The appropriate faculty member will review your request and decide from the following:
- Grant an administrative exemption from the core course
- Grant a conditional exemption and specify which course you must take in place of the core course
- Deny an administrative exemption request and encourage you to take the exam (if applicable)
All requests for administrative exemption should be emailed to Fuqua-MBAExemptions@duke.edu. The deadline for submitting administrative exemption requests is Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:59pm.
If you are requesting multiple administrative exemptions, please send a separate email (and copies of applicable transcript/s and necessary information) for each course you wish to exempt.
There is no administrative exemption for the following course, which offer exemption by exam only:
Probability & Statistics (DECISION 610)
Exemption by Exam
You may take an exam during any of the time slots, but only one exam may be taken during a given time slot. You do not need to sign up or pre-register to take an exemption exam; simply show up at any of the given time slots. Exams may not be repeated.
There is no exemption exam administered for the following course, which offer administrative exemption only:
Foundations of Strategy (STRATEGY 835)
Exemption Exam Preparation
What can I bring to class when taking an exemption exam?
ACCOUNTG 590 : Financial Accounting
his exam is open book and open notes, calculators are permitted. Computers are not permitted. Be sure to turn in the supporting materials when you turn in your completed exam. NOTE: Supporting material attached to exam.
DECISION 610: Probability and Statistics
The exam will be open book and open notes. Calculators are permitted.
FINANCE 645: Global Financial Management
No books allowed. Students are allowed to bring one 8.5x11 sheet of paper with writing on both sides. Calculators are permitted.
MGRECON 780: Managerial Economics
This exam is closed book and closed notes. Calculators are permitted.
MARKETING 795: Marketing Management
This exam is closed book and closed notes.
OPERATNS 820: Operations Management
This exam is closed book, calculator permitted, personal computer not permitted. International students may use a dictionary.