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Course Registration: Registration Information for Winter 2016, MM Class of 2016

To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2016, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open November 23-25, and the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2016 will be available starting October 19. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens.

Q. What core will I be taking in Winter 2016?
A.  In Winter 2016, MM students take BL 557, BCOM 557, TO 558 in Winter A and Strategy 558 and ACC 558 in Winter B (see Core Requirements). Core must be taken in the assigned term, and therefore cannot be dropped.

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
 To receive the MM degree, students must complete 30.75 credits: 24.75 credits of core courses and 6.0 credits of approved electives.  MM students will take 9.0 credits of core in Winter 2016 (see Core Requirements below) and will have completed 15.75 credits between Summer and Fall terms.  During Winter term, sign up for as many remaining elective credits as you need (up to 6.0 credits); if you took a 3-credit elective course during Fall semester, you need one 3-credit elective during Winter semester.

Q. What electives or other classes can I take?
 You may choose a course from the approved electives list.   Please keep in mind that electives cannot conflict with your core course schedule and that Ross students are not permitted to take Ross classes on a Pass/Fail basis (unless the course is mandatory Pass/Fail). 

Approved Winter 2016 Electives:

BA 415: Advanced Business French (3.0 cr)

BA 499: Doing Business in German (3.0 cr)

FIN 408: Capital Markets and Investment Strategy (1.5 cr)

FIN 409: Fixed Income Securities and Markets (1.5 cr)

FIN 425: Entrepreneurial Finance (3.0 cr)

FIN 440: Financial Trading (1.5 cr)

FIN 466: Real Estate Finance and Investments (3.0 cr)

MKT 401: Marketing Management II (3.0 cr)

MKT 411: Advertising Management (3.0 cr)

MKT/ES 425: New Product and Innovation Management (3.0 cr)

MO 455: Foundations in POS (Positive Organizational Scholarship) (1.5 cr)

MO 463: Creativity at Work:  Theories and Practices (3.0 cr)

MO 470: Strategic Management of Knowledge in Professional Service Firms (3.0 cr)

STRATEGY 411: The Corporation in Society (3.0 cr)

TO 411: Decision Support with Excel (3.0 cr)


Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. Starting October 19, you can view the full University schedule on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar - this site has a helpful CSV file version that can be downloaded and filtered to identify Ross classes. For general overviews of business courses being offered each term, browse the Ross course descriptions.

Q. Textbooks: What classroom resources are needed

A. Textbook and other course requirements are typically available on each course's CTools page or on Wolverine Access. 

Core Requirements: Get Set

Q. What are my core requirements?
Be sure to review the core curriculum for MM students to make sure you understand the degree requirements for the MM program. In Winter 2016, MM students will complete BL 557 (1.5 credits), BCOM 557 (1.5 credits) and TO 558 (2.25 credits) in Winter A (5.25 total), and Strategy 558 (1.5 credits) and ACC 558 (2.25 credits) in Winter B, for a Winter 2015 term total of 9.0 core credits.

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

General Registration: Go!

To register for courses in addition to the 9.0 credits of core in Winter 2016, students will use the University's general registration process on Wolverine Access. Please refer to How to Add & Drop Classes for more detailed registration instructions.

Q. When is my registration appointment time?
 The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between November 23-25. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting November 16.

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

Q: How can I learn how to use Wolverine Access to drop/add classes?
Wolverine Access is the University website that maintains course registration, student records, address updates, and more. Using your uniqname and password, you can drop or add classes, check your registration or grades, update your address, and request transcripts. If you have questions about how to use or perform certain functions in Wolverine Access you can log in under Student Business, click on Student Center and search the Help menu for detailed step by step instructions and tips. 

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 contact an Academic Advisor or schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Advising 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.

Most information about Ross classes, registration processes, and resources are available on iMpact. Use the search bar on the top right of the page to find specific information.