General registration will open in late November for undergraduates, but the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2020 is available now. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens. Please review all the information below carefully.
A. Sophomore BBAs will be required to take the following three core courses in their second term of Sophomore year:
- ACC 301: Managerial Accounting (3.0 credits)
- BCOM 250: Businesses and Leaders: The Positive Differences (1.5 credits) - unless already complete
- STRATEGY 290: Business Strategy (1.5 credits)
The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll sophomores into their BBA core courses.
A. Yes, all floating core and some business electives will be open to BBA Sophomores for Winter 2020. You can view a full list of Winter 2020 Sophomore BBA electives here. As you build a balanced schedule, you may also consider completing distribution (be sure to use the LSA Course Guide to verify which classes meet the main distribution areas – FL, NS/MSA, SS, and HU) and/or other degree requirements (e.g., Econ 102).
A. Since Sophomore BBA students will take either 4.5 credits of core (ACC 301 and STRATEGY 290) or 6 credits of core (ACC 301, BCOM 250, and STRATEGY 290) during the Winter term, you will want to take an additional 6-9 credits of coursework in order to complete the recommended average of 12-15 credits per semester. Most Sophomore BBAs will take at least one of their floating core courses during this time and/or Econ 102 if they have not yet completed it.
A. You will be able to make adjustments to your non-core courses as soon as your registration window opens. In order to adjust a core course you will need to follow the policies regarding course swapping. The University assigns registration appointment times for undergraduate students between November 21 and December 6. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting November 11.
A. We recommend using it, but it is not required. Beginning November 11, you can 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 is full when your registration time opens, you may waitlist yourself, and/or select an alternate open class at that time.
A. If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor through our Academic Counseling appointment system. You can also meet with an academic advisor during Academic Advising Drop-in hours (Monday-Friday from 2:30-4 p.m. in Kresge Hall, Suite K3521) for quick advising questions or urgent issues. Advisors will also hold special Winter Garden drop-in hours for additional assistance during registration:
Winter Garden Drop-In Hours
Friday, November 22 from 1 - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
You can also schedule a Peer Academic Advising appointment to meet with one of the Ross Academic Peer Advisors or visit them during their drop-in hours (times and locations vary - check iMpact for current information).
For assistance with forms and letter requests, permissions, registration troubleshooting, and other processes, please contact Ross Registrar’s Office by phone (734-647-4933) or email (email@example.com). You may also stop by the third floor of Kresge Hall (Suite K3521) Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. or Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 11 a.m. for assistance with these types of issues.
A. You should register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. Going below 12 credits makes you a part-time student, which affects degree progress, financial aid, and international students' immigration status and is not permitted for BBA students, with some exceptions for students in their final year. It is recommended that most BBAs average 12-15 credits per semester. If you are uncertain how many credit hours you must maintain each semester to reach the required for graduation please consult with your Ross academic advisor.
A. Econ 102 must be completed and posted to your UM transcript before the start of your Junior Fall term. It is strongly encouraged that you complete this course during the Winter 2020 term (if you have not already completed it) rather than trying to complete the course in the spring or summer before your Junior Fall begins. Courses completed in the spring or summer terms outside of UM are subject to all transfer credit rules and policies, and may not finish in time for the course to be added to your academic record prior to the beginning of the Junior Fall term - this would result in being placed on academic probation which could affect your eligibility to participate in a Ross semester exchange during your Junior Winter.
A. Ross offers a general Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers. You will have the flexibility to select electives within that major that align with your interests and goals. Students should meet with their academic advisor to discuss options as they plan ahead. We recommend that Sophomores focus on their required core classes as well as completing distribution and ECON 102 first; information about specific business electives open to Sophomore BBAs in the Winter term will be available prior to Winter registration.
A. As of October 16, 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.
A. There are many opportunities that can be explored during Sophomore year. These include:
- Study abroad through Ross Global Initiatives and CGIS in the spring and/or summer terms
- Research and learn through the Center for Positive Organizations Summer Fellows Program
- Explore minors
- Develop leadership skills through the Sanger Leadership Center and communities
- Participate in case competitions
- Get involved in clubs and organizations
- Attend information sessions throughout the year on a variety of topics such as Study Abroad, Carson Scholars, Institutes, etc.
A. Each student is responsible for registering for and completing all of their appropriate requirements. The Ross Registrar's Office will enroll students into their core courses each term based on section, but all other enrollment responsibilities (ECON 102, distribution, electives, etc.) fall on the individual student. A helpful tool in planning your semester-by-semester coursework is the Personal Development Plan (PDP) which you may remember working on in BA 100. PDP templates can be found by clicking on the "Academics" tab on iMpact, scrolling down to "Degree Status" and selecting "Degree Requirements." You can then scroll down the page to click on the appropriate degree planning template for your admit term.
If at any time you have a concern regarding your schedule or fulfillment of requirements, be sure to contact your Ross academic advisor.
A. You can review the core curriculum for BBA students on the curriculum page.
A. You can review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access and access a live degree audit of your record. You may also view the core curriculum, track your progress using a Degree Requirement Checklist, and schedule an advising appointment each semester with your academic advisor to discuss your academic plan and ensure you remain on track for graduation.
A. Course swapping is the method Ross students use to resolve BBA core course conflicts. It is very important that students reflect on the decision to alter their assigned core schedule since it may impact their section cohort experience and transition to Ross. Generally, students choose to keep their assigned schedule of courses, swapping sections only if there is a significant need to do so.
A. Students may complete the swap request form for the core class which conflicts (there will be an individual form for each class). To submit a swap request is to commit to swap and, once a swap has been processed and permissions to enroll in the new section have been entered into Wolverine Access, the commitment to swap is complete and the student must switch sections. Since the student's original seat is given to another student during the swap processing, any student wanting back into his/her original section after swaps have been processed will need to submit another swap request. Please note that, although swap requests are processed regularly, there is no guarantee that a swap request will be processed, and students are encouraged to have a back-up plan in place in consultation with their academic advisor. Links to the course swap request forms will be posted at the bottom of this page when they are made available.
Q. What should I do if I have a documented disability, intercollegiate athletic obligation, official University or religious obligation, or a required course for my dual degree that conflicts with a core class?
A. Students who have conflicts with a core class due to a documented disability, intercollegiate athletic obligation, official University or religious obligation, or a required course for a dual degree, are asked to submit a form and provide a letter from the SSD office or his/her coach, advisor, or religious leader/organization via e-mail to the Ross Registrar's Office so that we can review and process the necessary schedule adjustments where possible.