Congratulations on your admission to Ross! We look forward to meeting you at your mandatory BBA Orientation from August 29 through August 30. To learn more about the process for course registration for Fall 2013, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!
- Planning Your First Term as a BBA: Get Ready
- Core Requirements: Get Set
- Adjusting Your Fall Schedule: Go!
- Core Course Swap Info
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. You can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar. The LSA Course Guide is another great resource if you are looking for courses to fulfill distribution.
Q. What other academic opportunities can I explore as a sophomore?
A. Sophomores may study abroad through CIBER and CGIS in the spring and/or summer terms, explore minors, and take electives outside of Ross and select business electives. You can watch Ross BBA seniors discuss their experiences with minors, dual degrees, study abroad, Carson Scholars, institutes, and electives on our Exploring BBA Opportunities Panel.
Q. I have over 45 credits completed, but I know that Ross will only accept a maximum of 45 transfer credits. Do I have to tell Ross which of my credits I want to be part of this 45?
A. No. During July and early August, Ross will work with the Registrar's Office to transfer your prior coursework to your Ross record. We will process ALL classes that meet our transfer credit requirements, but will cap the total credits toward program (CTP) count at 45. This means that as long as the courses are accepted by Ross, we will use all classes on your record that fulfill requirements such as distribution.
Academic Services will load incoming Sophomore BBA students into the required Fall 2013 BBA core in July. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate requirements (distribution, non-business credits, etc.) outside of this core over the next three years.
Q. What are my core requirements?
A. Review the core curriculum for BBA students.
Q. What core will Academic Services register me into for Fall 2013?
A. Academic Services will register Sophomore BBA students into the following 7.5 credits of core courses (unless already completed):
- ACC 300: Financial Accounting (3.0 credits) - if not already completed
- MO 300: Behavioral Theory in Management (3.0 credits)
- TO 200: Personal Productivity with Information Technology (1.5 credits)
***If you have not completed ECON 102, Macroeconomics, prior to staring at Ross this Fall, you must complete it in Fall 2013 or Winter 2014 at U of M Ann Arbor. Academic Services will NOT pre-register you for this course.
Q. I completed a course that was similar in content to TO 200. Can I waive this course?
A. Possibly. If you completed ENGR 101, EECS 181, EECS/SI 182, or EECS 183 at U of M Ann Arbor in a prior term with a grade of "C" or higher, TO 200 will automatically be waived. Students who are currently enrolled in ENGR 101, EECS/SI 182, or EECS 183 for Fall 2013 may opt to remain in the ENGR or EECS course and choose not take TO 200. However, a grade of "C" or better must be received in the alternate course to meet the TO 200 requirement. Students who have completed other coursework or non-coursework experience they believe is equivalent to TO 200 may submit a request to waive TO 200. Please review the course waiver information for more details.
Q. When can I begin making changes to my Fall 2013 schedule?
A. Once you see your core BBA classes (MO 300, TO 200, and ACC 300, if not already completed) AND your currently enrolled Fall 2013 courses from your prior Academic Career listed under your new Business Administration Academic Career, you may then begin to modify your previous class selections to accommodate your assigned sections of BBA core. You should see all of these courses under your Business Administration career no later than July 13 and should NOT make any changes prior to that time.
Q. I'm registered for too many credits now. What should I do?
A. Since you were pre-enrolled into 7.5 credits of BBA core in addition to your previous Fall class selections, you may currently have a Fall course load exceeding 18 credits. Since BBA students are not permitted to take more than 18 credits in a semester without special permission, you will now need to adjust your course load by dropping unwanted non-BBA courses from your schedule. Students may NOT drop their core BBA classes.
IMPORTANT TUITION NOTE: If your schedule exceeds 18 credits during this period, it may temporarily affect your tuition until you drop courses from your schedule to bring your total to 18 credits or less.
Q. I want to have a "concentration." What electives do I need to take?
A. Ross does not have official concentrations or majors. As a BBA, you are required to take a minimum of 45 credits of Ross coursework, which includes all core classes. You have the flexibility to select the electives that will best fit your interests and goals. Information on electives is available online, and you can meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss options you are considering. Keep in mind that you will take the majority of your Ross electives during your Junior and Senior years because most Ross electives will not be open to you until that time. We recommend that Sophomores primarily focus on their required core classes and completing distribution (be sure to use the LSA Course Guide to verify which classes meet the main distribution areas – FL, NS/MSA, SS, and HU); information about specific business electives open to Sophomore BBAs in the Winter 2014 semester will be available prior to Winter registration.
Q. Should I be adding business electives to my fall schedule?
A. Sophomore BBAs are encouraged to focus on adjusting to the required BBA core classes while completing LSA distribution and other degree requirements (e.g., Econ 102), keeping in mind that most BBAs complete the majority of their business elective coursework in their Junior and Senior years in the program. Only a few select business electives are open for Sophomore BBA2s, and we recommend that students consider carefully before adding additional business courses the first term. For those students who are ready and interested, the following business electives are available to BBA2 Sophomores in the Fall 2013 term:
- ES 250: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- BE 301: Advanced Applied Microeconomics (requires B+ or better in Econ 401 prior to Fall 2013)
When we pre-enrolled you into your assigned core sections of ACC 300, MO 300, and TO 200, we did our best to accommodate the class selections you had previously made for Fall 2013. Priority was given to ECON 102 and sequential language courses, but not all conflicts could be accommodated. Your options for resolving BBA core course conflicts are outlined below.
Q. My core class is the same time as the one elective I really want to take. What can I do?
A. Students who wish to change core sections to accommodate an elective class will need to identify a classmate in another section of the core who is willing to "swap" sections with them. A CTools site is available to provide students with a discussion forum to identify classmates willing to swap.
- Both swap partners must complete and submit the BBA Sophomore Swap Survey.
- Permissions are then issued, provided both swap partners have submitted a complete request.
- You may then drop your original section and add the new section you were issued the permission to swap.
Q. Is it okay for me to "sweeten the deal" to try to find a swap partner for my 8:30 a.m. section?
A. No. It is inappropriate to do either of the following:
- Use iMpact or other University of Michigan systems to email large groups of students with a swap request.
- Offer money, property, or services as compensation for a core course swap.
Taking either of these actions is considered a violation of the Ross Community Values and appropriate action will be taken. (For more information on the Ross Community Values, visit: http://www2.bus.umich.edu/MyiMpact/academics/student-resources/ross-community-values.)
Q. Okay, I found a classmate willing to swap with me. Now what?
A. Once you have identified a swap partner, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER must each complete the survey (available starting mid-July), that will include the following information:
- Your name, ID #, & UMICH email address
- Class/section you are currently in
- Full name of your swap partner
- Specific class/section you would like to swap into
Q. How long do I have to find a swap partner?
A. You have until August 30, so we encourage you to be patient with the process. If you don't find a partner initially, hang in there and keep checking the discussion forum. The survey site will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 30. Swap requests will not be accepted after the survey has closed.
Q. My core conflicts with my athletic practice or a required course for my dual degree. Do I need to find a swap partner?
A. No. Ross Academic Services will attempt to accommodate documented Academic, Athletic, Health, or Religious conflicts. Students who require schedule changes to accommodate dual degree, athletic, medical, or religious obligations should submit official documentation to Academic Services as soon as possible in order to increase the likelihood that Academic Services will be able to best accommodate the conflict. Letters should be submitted directly to Academic Services (email@example.com) from authorized medical personnel, religious leaders or organizations, official coaches if your status as an official student-athlete requires such accommodation, or a dual degree Academic Advisor. (Please note, dual degree advisors will need to be able to document that the course is specifically required and must be completed no later than this upcoming semester in order to remain on track for the dual degree student's sequential requirements. Dual degree students with core conflicts should review the next steps here after first attempting to find a swap partner using the BBA Core Conflicts CTools site.)
It is each student's responsibility to review the course registration rules and policies carefully.
Q. I still have questions. Is there someone I can talk to?
A. For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, Permissions, Standard Letter Requests, etc., please stop by E2420 during Quick Question Walk-in hours (Monday - Friday, 9:30-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Academic Advising Walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 1-3 p.m. in E2420) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.