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
- Core Requirements: Get Set
- General Registration: Go!
- Important Rules and Policies: What You Need to Know
General registration will open November 23-25, and the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2016 became available starting October 19. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens.
Q. How many credits can I plan to take each term?
A. Evening MBA students can register for a maximum of 7.5 credits in each Fall and Winter full term, and 4.5 credits in each Spring and Summer half term. You may request an increase up to 9 credits in Fall or Winter full terms and up to 7 credits in Spring or Summer half terms according to the following guidelines:
- It may NOT be your first term in the program;
- You must be in good academic standing, for which we expect at least 80% of your credit hours at PS level or higher;
- Fall 2015 Admits who request a credit limit increase for Winter 2016 will not be approved until ALL their Fall 2015 grades are posted.
- The additional hours (above 7.5 in Fall or Winter full terms or above 4.5 in Spring or Summer half terms) may NOT be added before specified dates. We do this to allow some time after registration opens for all students to have an equal opportunity to register.
Q. Which courses should I plan to take earlier in the program?
A. Most students focus on completing their core requirements earlier in the Evening MBA program and shift toward taking more electives later. ACC 501 and TO 501 are prerequisites for other core courses and certain electives, so we recommend completing them early in your student career. BE 501, MO 501, and MKT 501 are also commonly completed early in the program, and some students have found it helpful to balance their schedule with a mix of quantitative and non-quantitative courses (e.g., pair ACC 501 with MO 501). Ultimately, as an Evening MBA student you have the flexibility to take the classes that best fit your schedule and meet your interests and goals each term. If you do choose to explore electives early in your student career, be sure to review prerequisite information carefully to ensure you meet the requirements for the course.
Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. As of October 19, you can view the full University schedule (including Ross and non-Ross courses) on Wolverine Access, or via the Office of the Registrar - this site has a helpful CSV file version that can be downloaded and filtered for Ross classes with sections numbered 450-479 to view those classes available for Evening MBA students.
Q. How do I register for off-site courses that take place in January, March, and/or May?
A. Students register for off-site courses (e.g., BE 688, BL 688, Strategy 520) as part of their Winter schedule, and these courses will require instructor consent to enroll. Keep in mind that credit limits apply (Winter A & B combined); therefore, if you are planning on participating in BE 688, BL 688, or Strategy 520, be sure to leave room in your schedule.
- BE 688 - Washington, D.C. Residential on Health Care Policy and Politics (3.0 credits) is an intensive, one-week course that provides students interested in health care policy with a deep introduction to the political and institutional context. Students will meet briefly on campus in April and travel to Washington, D.C. in May.
- BL 688 - Washington Campus Business and the Public Policy Process (3.0 credits): The Washington Campus program is an intensive, one-week course held in Washington, D.C. Students earn 3.0 credits toward their degree (registered in the Winter 2015 term) while getting first-hand exposure to the decision-making processes in federal government.
Q. I want to request a credit limit increase; how do I do so and when will it be applied to my registration?
A. To request an increase, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org from your "email@example.com" email account and provide your name, student ID#, the number of credits you are requesting to be approved to take, and the term. Increases will be applied by Academic Services according to the following timeline:
- Winter 2016 Credit Limit Increases:
(Note that these dates are approximate).
- Friday, December 4: Pre-Fall 2015 Admits
- Monday, January 4: Fall 2015 Admits (pending receipt of ALL Fall 2015 grades)
Make sure that you are aware of your remaining requirements and register for them in advance of when you plan to graduate. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses and credits. If you have not fulfilled all of your degree requirements, you will not graduate.
Q: What are my core requirements?
A: Review the core curriculum for Evening MBA students.
Q: How do I know which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?
A: Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access[RSB1] to see a live degree audit of your record, or schedule a Graduate Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor. Advisors are happy to talk with Evening MBAs in person or via phone or Skype - simply schedule an appointment using the online system and then email our office to let us know how to reach you at that time. Dual Degree students will need to schedule an "MBA Dual Degree Advising/Issues" appointment to review their remaining requirements.
Q. Can I still waive core?
A. Yes. Review the Core Course Waiver information (updated each spring) for details. Waiver exams are typically offered in the summer (July/August for the Communication requirement, and late August for TO 501 and FIN 551).
Q. I can't find the BIT and OMS core in the catalog for Winter. Has the curriculum changed?
A. No - these courses are still required, just renamed. The BIT and OMS departments have merged into the TO: Technology & Operations department. Effective Winter 2013, all OMS and BIT courses are now found under this new TO subject header. Curriculum requirements and course content have not changed, though we did have to change a few course numbers with the merge, so look for the core requirements as follows in Winter and future terms:
- BIT 551 = TO 601
- OMS 501 = TO 501
- OMS 551 = TO 551
You will register for Winter 2016 courses on Wolverine Access using the University's general registration process.
Q. Do I need to use the backpack feature before registration opens?
A. 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: When is my registration appointment time?
A: The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students 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. It's after November 16, but I still can't see my appointment time -- what's up?
A. If you are not taking any classes in Fall 2015, you will not automatically be assigned a registration appointment time. Instead, you will need to email the University Registrar’s office on or after November 16 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request that they assign you a time. Be sure to include your UM ID# and your program (EVE MBA).
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 Winter 2016.
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 W3700 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm), or contact our main office at 734-647-4933 or email@example.com.
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 advisor during Academic Advising drop-in hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM in W3700) for quick advising questions.