School of Management Policy
Students who entered SMG in September 2013 and beyond complete no fewer than 129 credits, plus additional one-credit seminars in career development taken each year they are enrolled in the School.
Students who entered SMG between September 2011 and January 2013 must complete a total of 136.5 academic credits if they completed SM 121/122, and 134.5 if they completed SM 299.
For students who entered the School of Management before September 2011, transfer credit from colleges not on a 4-credit-hour course system will be applied to the Boston University program by means of a conversion table that equates the systems.
Incoming transfer students may be eligible to pursue waiver exams for Introduction to Finance (SMG FE 101), Financial Accounting (SMG AC 221), Managerial Accounting (SMG AC 222), The Dynamics of Leading Organizations (SMG OB 221), Introduction to Law (SMG LA 245), and Probabilistic and Statistical Decision Making for Management (SMG SM 221) to determine if equivalent courses will be transferred as required or elective credit. Waiver exams must be taken within the first two semesters of the student’s entering the School of Management. Questions concerning dates and times of the waiver exams should be directed to the School’s Undergraduate Program Office. All other management courses must be taken at the School of Management.
Students taking summer courses at other colleges must obtain written approval from the Undergraduate Program Office prior to registration. Once a student has enrolled at the School of Management as a degree candidate, approval will not be given for management courses taken outside SMG. Courses that have not been pre-approved will not be credited toward degree requirements. Students entering the School of Management as freshmen who have taken non-Management coursework at another college or university prior to enrolling at Boston University should have the courses approved in their first semester. (Students entering SMG as freshmen will not receive transfer credit for Management courses taken elsewhere.) All transfer courses must be taken for a letter grade. Students must receive a grade of C or better for transfer credit to be granted. Credit will not be granted for online or distance learning courses.
It is the policy of the School of Management that any credits received seven or more years prior to a student’s expected date of graduation are not transferable.
Course material covered in a previous course cannot be duplicated for credit at Boston University.