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
- Core Requirements: Get Set
- General Registration: Go!
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
General registration will open in early April, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for 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?
A. MSCM students will take 8.25 credits of core in Fall 2013. 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 2013 to reach an average of 15 credits per semester. Students may not register for more than 18 credits.
Q. What do I need to know about choosing electives?
A. A minimum 6.0 credits of either approved Business and/or approved Engineering electives are required during your time in the program. These 6 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 1, 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 which Ross and/or Engineering electives you wish to add to your Fall core (see information on your core requirements below).
Academic Services will load MSCM students into the required Fall 2013 core, with the exception of the 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 2013, you will not graduate.
Q. What are my core requirements?
A. Review the core curriculum for MSCM students.
Q. What core will Academic Services enroll me into for Fall 2013?
A. Academic Services will enroll MSCM students into 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?
A. View a live degree audit of your record under Academic Requirements, review the core curriculum, track your progress using a Degree Requirements Checklist, and/or schedule a Graduate Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature on Wolverine Access before registration opens?
A. It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Starting March 27, you can 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?
A. The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between April 3-5. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting March 27.
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 Fall 2013. (Note that you may not drop any core courses!)
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 an 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.