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Prerequisite Information

Prerequisites are the courses or background that each faculty member determines are necessary for students to have taken before enrolling in a Chicago Booth course.

Prerequisite Categories

There are four prerequisite categories at Chicago Booth:

1. Strict

  • Required for students to bid for or enroll in a course.
  • Students cannot bid for a course unless they have met the strict prerequisites.

2. With Permission

  • Students must gain email consent of the instructor to bid for/enroll in the course.

3. Restricted Population Only (i.e. PhD students only)

  • Only students within the designated population(s) may bid for/enroll in the course.

4. Recommended

  • Recommended background for students to bid for/enroll in the course.
  • Students are allowed to bid for the course, even if they have not met the recommended prerequisites at the Booth or through other avenues (prior academic background/work experience).

Note: If no notation is listed for the prerequisite, then it is a recommended prerequisite and does not require a Prerequisite Waiver Approval.

Prerequisite Waiver Approvals

In some cases, Chicago Booth faculty will waive strict prerequisites. 

To request a Prerequisite Waiver Approval: