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Am I required to do a comprehensive exam?

Yes, a comprehensive exam is required in all graduate programs. Students must pass their exam in order to be eligible to graduate from their program. See the Graduate Catalog (pg 37-38).

Accounting (MSA)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in ACCT 599, a zero-credit course.
  • Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the graduate enrollment specialist, [email protected].
  • For more information on the comprehensive exam, you can view the Accounting Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

Business Administration (MBA) and Management (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (MGT 527). To register for this course, complete the MGT 527 Departmental Permit.

Business Analytics (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (BUSA 521). To register for this course, you must complete the BUSA 521 Departmental Permit.

Finance (MSF)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in FIN 599, a zero-credit course.
  • Students will be registered for the course upon applying for graduation or by emailing the graduate enrollment specialist, [email protected].
  • For more information on the comprehensive exam, view the Finance Comprehensive Exam Procedures.

Marketing (MS)

  • You’ll take the comprehensive exam in the final course (MKT 529). To register for this course, you must complete the MKT 529 Departmental Permit.
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