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Matriculated WPI graduate business students may take up to three graduate credits outside of WPI for transfer toward their WPI program with prior approval from the Business School Interdisciplinary Policy & Curriculum Committee (IPCC).  Students should submit their requests in writing to the chair of IPCC, Prof. Purvi Shah, via the attached form.

Students must provide an acceptable rationale for taking a course outside of WPI.  Typically, this would be that the student is outside of a commutable distance to WPI due to an internship, or there is a course related to the student’s program that he/she wants to take but WPI does not offer.  A lower tuition cost is not an acceptable reason to take a course outside of WPI.

Credits to be transferred into WPI must:

  1. Be from an AACSB-accredited institution;
  2. Be consistent with the focus of the student’s WPI program;
  3. Be different in content from any course the student has taken or will take at WPI;
  4. Carry graduate credit.

A grade of “B” or better is required for the course to be transferable. 

At the conclusion of the course to be transferred please have the host institution send an official transcript to the director of business programs at WPI.

Students may not take a course outside of WPI for transfer in their final semester at WPI as it may delay their graduation.

In addition to the above, we can accept up to nine credits of prior graduate-level coursework taken prior to matriculation into a WPI graduate business program provided that credit meets the criteria above and was not used to satisfy degree requirements at another institution.

Learn more about WPI's transfer credit and waiver policies.