We expect you to 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!
- Course Bidding: What, When, & How
- Core Requirements: Avoid the Final Semester Surprise
- General Registration: What Happens After Bidding
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
Course Bidding is a system for point allocation (much like interview bidding) to determine course registration for the final year of the BBA program.
Q: When is it?
A: November 15 at 10 a.m. - November 19 at 10 a.m. Do NOT wait until the last minute! Place your bids well before the 10 a.m. deadline on November 19 to ensure that you are able to access the system and enter your bids successfully. Bids cannot be processed after the system has closed.
Q: What steps do I need to take before bidding?
A: Students must clear all financial holds to be eligible to place any bids. It is recommended that students ensure that all holds are cleared before bidding starts on November 15. Students who clear their holds after this date will be responsible for contacting Ross Academic Services as soon as their holds are cleared in order to gain access to the bidding system (this is NOT an automated process; you will not be able to bid unless you notify Ross Academic Services that your hold is cleared!). Ross Academic Services will accept confirmation of cleared holds until 8:00 am on November 19 at the latest, and will do their best to add students to bidding that morning so you can place your bids before the 10 am close of bidding.
Q: How does bidding work?
A: Learn about course bidding using the links below, review the video of the bidding workshop offered last March, or stop by our Winter Garden Hours:
- Course Bidding Information:
- Video of March Workshop: Bidding & Beyond: Review the bidding workshop offered last March for an overview of the bidding process.
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.)
Q: What classes can I bid on?
A: Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may require permission of the instructor or have other specific requirements. Non-Ross (e.g., LSA, Kines, etc.) courses will not be available in course bidding - you will register for those via the General Registration process. View a spreadsheet of the specific courses that will be included in bidding here:
Q: Do I have to participate in course bidding?
A. No, however you should be aware that some classes will fill through course bidding; if you opt not to bid, you may miss the opportunity to enroll in a class. If you need to complete a Ross requirement in Winter (e.g., LHC 305/306), you will want to bid for this class to ensure that you reserve a seat in this course and can graduate on time.
Don’t get caught with a missing requirement halfway through your last term – make sure that you are aware of your remaining requirements and bid/register for them in advance. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses and credits (e.g., distribution, business electives, non-business credits, LHC 305 or 306, etc.). If you have not fulfilled your requirements by the end of Winter 2014, you will not graduate.
Q: How do I know which requirements I have or haven’t completed?
A: Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access at any time to see a live degree audit of your record, and schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor. Dual Degree students will need to schedule a "BBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment with their advisor to review their requirements.
Q: What are my core requirements?
A: Review the core curriculum for BBA students.
Most students will want to make some schedule adjustments after our course bidding process. You will do this on Wolverine Access using the University's general registration process.
Q: What happens after course bidding?
A: After the course bidding process, it will take Academic Services a few days (see Bidding Timetable for details) to load all of the results into Wolverine Access, at which point you will be able to see the classes you were awarded and waitlisted. You can then drop/add classes on Wolverine Access after your general registration appointment time starts. If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is the method you will use to add those classes.
Q. Do I need to use backpack?
A. Maybe. You do not need to backpack the courses you selected through our course bidding process. If you were not awarded a class you wish to take or if you are interested in registering for classes not available in bidding (e.g., LSA classes) then you will want to backpack those classes using Wolverine Access, starting November 13.
Q: When is my appointment time?
A: The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students starting November 25. 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?
A: 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.
ES/MKT 325: New Product and Innovation Management (3.0 credits)
- Instructor = S. Sriram
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 ; enrollment will be permission only.
Q. How do I find out what non-Ross courses are being offered?
A. 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 late-October.
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 contact your Academic Advisor or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.