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Registration Information for Fall 2015: MCSM Class of 2015

Registration Information for Fall 2015: MSCM, Class of 2015

To learn more about the process for course registration for Fall 2015, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Course Bidding: What, When, & How

Course Bidding is a system for point allocation (much like interview bidding), to determine course registration for the final year of the MBA program.

Q. When is it?
 March 18 at 10 a.m. - March 24 at 10 a.m. Do NOT wait until the last minute! Students should place their bids well before the 10 a.m. deadline on March 24 to ensure that they are able to access the system and enter their bids successfully. Bids cannot be processed after the system has closed. Those students traveling for MAP during this period should be especially careful to place bids EARLY since web access from remote locations cannot be guaranteed and bids cannot be processed after the system has closed.

Q. What steps do I need to take before bidding?
 Students must clear all financial holds at least 2 hours before the end of bidding (March 24 at 10 a.m.).  Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will not be able to participate in the bidding process. 

Q. How does bidding work?
 Learn about course bidding using the links below and by attending a Course Bidding Workshop:


  • Course Bidding Workshops: (attend one of two, no registration required)
  • Friday, March 13: 9-10:00 AM webinar. The webinar can now be viewed here.
  • Monday, March 16: 5-6 PM in R0240

Q. What classes can I bid on?
A. Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may be reserved for other student types (e.g., incoming MBA1 students, Part-Time MBA students), or may require permission of instructor. Non-Ross 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:

·         Course List Available Here

Q. Do I have to participate in course bidding?

A. No, however you should be aware that many Ross classes will fill through course bidding; if you opt not to bid, you may miss the opportunity to enroll in a class.  If you still need to complete a Ross requirement you will want to bid for this class to ensure that you reserve a seat in this course and can graduate on time.

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open April 1-3, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Fall 2015 will be available starting March 2. 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?
MSCM students will take 8.25 credits of core in Fall 2015. Since a minimum of 30 credits total are required to graduate in December, you should plan to register for approximately 6.75 credits of electives in Fall 2015 to reach an average of 15 credits per semester.

Q. What do I need to know about choosing electives?
A minimum 6.0 credits of either approved Business and/or approved Engineering electives are required during your time in the program. These 6.00 credits are in addition to any elective credits taken specifically to replace waived core. Review the core curriculum for more information about selecting approved electives.

Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. Starting March 2, you can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar, which has a helpful .CSV file version that can be downloaded/sorted for specific units, days, times, etc. Use these resources to start to plan which Ross and/or Engineering electives you wish to add in addition to your Fall core (see information on your core requirements below).

Core Requirements: Get Set

Ross Academic Services will load MSCM students into the required Fall 2015 core, with the exception of required Ross and/or Engineering electives. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses and requirements. If you have not fulfilled all of your core requirements by December 2015, you will not graduate.

Q. What are my core requirements?
Review the core curriculum for MSCM students.

Q. What core will Academic Services register me in for Fall 2015?
Academic Services will register MSCM students in the following 8.25 credits of core courses:

  • TO 620: Supply Chain Management (3.0 credits)
  • TO 623: IT for Logistics and SCM (1.5 credits)
  • TO 624: Strategic Sourcing (2.25 credits)
  • TO 735: Special Topics in SCM (1.5 credits)

Q. How do I know which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
View a live degree audit of your record under Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access, review the core curriculum, track your progress using the MSCM Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.

General Registration: Go!

MSCM students will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to add their remaining electives. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access?
It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting March 25, you can begin to add any additional classes you are interested in taking to your "Backpack" in Wolverine Access. Backpacking courses allows you to quickly add those classes all at once when your registration appointment time opens. 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.

Q. When is my registration appointment time?
The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between April 1-3. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting March 25.

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 Fall 2015.

Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know

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?
For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, Add/Drop forms, Permissions, Standard Letter Requests, etc., please stop by W3700 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or rossacadservices@umich.edu.

If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Academic Advising Walk-in hours (Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Wednesday-Thursday 2-4 p.m. in W3700) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.