We expect you will schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Winter 2104, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements. To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2014, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!
General registration will open in early April for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013 will be available starting March 1. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens.
Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
Junior BBA students will take 7.5 credits of core in Fall 2013 (see Core Requirements
below). We recommend that most BBA3s take an average of 12-15 credits per semester, so you'll be looking to add between 4.5 - 7.5 credits of Ross electives and/or non-Ross coursework.
Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
Starting October 14
, 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; look for the Winter 2014 LSA Course Guide to be available in mid-October.
Q. I want to have a "concentration." Which business electives do I need to take?
Remember that Ross does not have official concentrations or majors. As a BBA, you are required to take a minimum of 45 credits of Ross coursework (including core) and have the flexibility to select the electives that will best fit your interests and goals. Information on electives
is available online, and you should meet with your Academic Advisor
prior to registration to discuss your course selection and plans.
Q. How can I learn more about elective options?
The Elective Options
page is a valuable resource for learning more about courses you are considering, and includes links to access course descriptions, syllabi archives, information published by the academic departments, and course evaluations. Learn more about BBA Electives from BBA seniors by watching our BBA Course Electives Student Panel
Q. Which Action Based Learning and Capstone electives are offered for Winter 2014?
A. Action-Based Learning (or ABL) courses allow students to have a direct customer/stakeholder interaction and a deliverable that integrates learning and analysis and applies it to a real-world situation. Capstone electives make connections between academic learning and the professional world; they include topics that address complex concepts, require diverse skills and perspectives, and are relevant to future professional endeavors. As of 12/4, the below classes still had available seats for Senior and Junior BBAs:
ES/MKT 325: New Product and Innovation Management (3.0 credits)
ES 395: Entrepreneurial Management (3.0 credits)
Instructor = Len Middleton
MO 463: Creativity at Work: Theories and Practices (3.0 credits)
Instructor = Jeff DeGraff
Corporate Sponsor = University of Michigan Observatory
MO/STRATEGY 470: Strategic Management of Knowledge in Professional Service Firms (3.0 credits)
Instructor = Lynn Wooten
Corporate Sponsors = Detroit Future City Project & Target
STRATEGY 392: Dynamic Capabilities Through Corporate Development (3.0 credits)
Instructor = Anu Nagarajan
Corporate Sponsor = American Express & Kraft
MKT 399: Special Independent Study Option focused on Marketing Management
Instructor = David Wooten
Corporate Sponsor = Fox Sports
*Students interested in this course should contact email@example.com by Wednesday, December 11; enrollment will be permission only.
Q. Who can I meet with if I have quick questions about selecting classes and Winter registration?
A. We have different options and availability depending on your needs:
For general questions related to processes, policies, procedures, registration, permissions, Request to Late Drop forms, Standard Letter Requests, etc., go to Ross Academic Services at K3340 (walk in Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
For quicker academic advising questions:
Academic Advising Walk-in hours (Monday-Friday from 1-3 p.m. in E2420) to meet with an Academic Advisor on duty
Winter Garden Hours: Meet with an Academic Advisor on duty between on the following dates and times:
November 15 (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
November 18 (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
December 4 (5-6 p.m.)
December 5 (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
December 9 (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.)
For in-depth, individualized conversations regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor.
Academic Services will load Rising Junior BBA students into the required Wui BBA core by November 5. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate requirements (e.g., distribution, business electives, non-business credits, LHC 305 or 306, etc.) outside of this core.
Q. What are my core requirements?
Q. What core will Academic Services enroll me into for Winter 2014?
A. Before November 5, Academic Services will register Rising Junior BBA students into the following 7.5 credits of core courses:
BE 300: Applied Economics (3.0 credits)
TO 300: Business Information Systems (1.5 credits)
TO 313: Operations Management (3.0 credits)
Q. How do I know which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
You will register for your Winter 2014 non-core coursework on Wolverine Access
using the University's general registration process.
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting November 13
, you can add classes to your "Backpack" in Wolverine Access
. Backpacking courses allows you to quickly add those classes all at once when your registration appointment time opens. However, be aware that backpacking does not reserve a seat for you in the class - it is simply a way to put the course in your "shopping cart" so that you can "check-out" quickly. If a class in your backpack does not have room available when your registration time opens, you may have to waitlist yourself, and/or select an alternate open class at that time.
Q. When is my registration appointment time?
The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students between November 25 and December 12
. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access
starting November 13.
Q. Do I have to register exactly at my appointment time, and when does my registration close?
You do not need to register exactly at your appointment time, but some classes will fill quickly, or seats may be opened to non-Ross students after registration has been open for a week or more, so it is to your advantage to register when your appointment time opens. Once your appointment time opens, you can continue to make changes until the drop/add deadlines
for Winter 2014.
Q. My core class is the same time as the one elective I really want to take. What do 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.
To assist in identifying classmates willing to swap, a CTools site is available to provide students with a discussion forum. Students will be able to join this site starting Wednesday, November 13. In order to complete a swap:
Go to CTools and find a partner
Both swap partners must complete and submit the BBA Junior Swap Survey (available starting Wednesday, November 20)
By completing the survey
, both of you
are committing to making those changes to your schedules. We recommend that you arrange a swap only when you are sure you have a seat in the elective class of your choice.
Q. How do I join the Ctools site?
To join the CTools site (starting November 13
), visit https://CTools.umich.edu
and log in. Click on "Membership" on the left side navigation, and then click on "Joinable Sites." Use the search box on the right to search for "BBA Core Conflicts." When you find it, click “Join.” Use the "Discussion" forum to search for other students looking to swap sections.
Q. Is it OK 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
Q. Okay, I found a classmate willing to swap with me. Now what?
Once you have identified a swap partner, YOU AND YOUR PARTNER must each complete the survey
(available starting Wednesday, November 20
), 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?
You have until the Friday before the start of the Winter term, 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 2 p.m. on Friday, January 10
. We will not accept swap requests after the survey
Q. My core conflicts with my athletic practice or a required course for my dual degree. Do I need to find a swap partner?
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
) 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. 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 advisor during Academic Advising Walk-in Hours Monday-Friday from 1-3 p.m. in E2420 for quick advising questions.
For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, Permissions, Standard Letter Requests, etc., please stop by the Academic Services Office at K3340 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You may also call 734-647-4933 or email email@example.com.