McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Flex MBA and Flex MBA Online Test Waiver Policy

The test waiver policy is only applicable for the Flex MBA (FX) and Flex MBA Online (FXO) programs. Applicants must meet one of the two criteria below to submit a FX or FXO application with a test waiver:

  1. Undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.1 or greater in one of the following majors (minors not considered): business administration, science, engineering, technology, or math.

  2. Undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.3, PLUS any one of the following three criteria:
    1. CPA or CFA (or international equivalent) or other quantitatively rigorous certificates. Applicants are required to upload proof of certification with their transcripts.
    2. Demonstrated undergraduate or graduate-level quantitative coursework with a minimum grade of “B” or better in at least two rigorous quantitative classes (e.g. finance, accounting, stats, calculus, advanced math, engineering, or physics.) Economics courses are not considered in this set.
    3. Three or more years of post-undergraduate full-time work experience in a quantitative, mathematical, or analytical field where the majority of your job responsibilities require rigorous quantitative analysis. Please note that working in Excel and pivot tables for simple analysis would not qualify.

Based on our assessment, we could require additional proof of quantitative acumen, or request that you complete additional quantitative coursework, which could include requiring a standardized test score. If you do not meet the criteria above or if you have doubts about meeting the quantitative criteria stated, we encourage you to consider submitting a test score with your application. Please note that meeting this criteria does not guarantee admission.

The Admissions Committee cannot provide a review of your application, experiences, or coursework prior to submitting your application and application fees are non-refundable. We encourage you to compare your profile against these qualification to determine if you should apply without a test score.


We understand you may have questions as you consider whether you will submit with a waiver. Our Associate Dean of MBA Admissions answers common questions our applicants have about submitting an application with a test score waiver in a post on the MBA Admissions Blog.