Students are highly encouraged to waive courses if they qualify under the relevant waiver policy.  Please carefully read each wavier policy on the Course Waiver page because the instructions may vary from course to course. The EMPA core financial management course is included in the list of courses that may be waived.


  • All waiver requests must be submitted before the start of your second semester.
  • Core course waiver exams may only be taken once. If you do not pass a waiver exam, you must register for and complete the core course.
  • If you don't meet the waiver criteria and don't think you have the background to pass a waiver exam, consider taking a refresher course prior to starting your first semester. Classes can be taken at NYU or an outside institution. Course approval is required.

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