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Registration Information for Winter 2016: MCSM Class of 2016

Welcome to Ross! To learn more about the process for course registration for your first term in the MSCM program, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open in December, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2016 became available on October 19. 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 15.75 credits of core in Winter 2016. Since a minimum of 30 credits total are required to graduate in December, you do not need to add additional coursework to reach an average of 15 credits per semester. However, students can choose to add one 1.5 or 2.25 credit course. Students may not register for more than 18 credits.

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. View the core curriculum for MSCM students for more information about selecting approved electives.

Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. As of October 19, students can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar. Use these resources to start to plan out what Ross or Engineering electives you wish to add to your Winter core (see information on your core requirements below).

Core Requirements: Get Set

Academic Services will load MSCM students into the required Winter 2016 core, with the exception of the required Engineering course - IOE 425 (2.0 credits). It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses. If you have not fulfilled all of your core requirements by December 2016, 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 into for Winter 2016?
Before November 17, Academic Services will register MSCM students into the following 13.75 credits of core courses:

  • TO 505: Business Bootcamp (1.0 credit)
  • TO 605: Manufacturing & Supply Operations (3.0 credits)
  • TO 616: Project Management (1.5 credits)
  • TO 618: Supply Chain Analytics (3.0 credits)
  • TO 621: Logistics (2.25 credits)
  • TO 703: Tauber Institute Team Project (3.0 credits)

Q. How do I register for IOE 425?
You will be required to add IOE 425.003 to your schedule during the general registration period (see below). If you are unable to add the course because your class permission has expired, please reply to the original class permission email sent to you by the College of Engineering and request that they issue you a new permission. After you receive confirmation that they have issued you a new class permission, you will then be able to add IOE 425.003 to your schedule through Wolverine Access.

Q: How do I know which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access to see a degree audit of your record, or schedule a Graduate Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.

General Registration: Go!

You will register for IOE 425 and any additional Winter 2016 courses on Wolverine Access using the University's general registration process. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.

Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature before registration opens?
It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting November 16, you can start 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. 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.

Q: When is my registration appointment time?
Incoming MSCM students will have access to register for Winter courses starting in  mid December.

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 2016. (Note that you may not drop any core courses!)

Important Rules and Policies: All the stuff 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, 8am-5pm.), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or rossacadservices@umich.edu.

If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please contact an Academic Advisor or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an advisor during Academic Advising drop-in hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM in W3700) for quick advising questions.