Registration Information for Winter 2024: MBAn, Class of 2024

To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2024, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Course Bidding: What, When, & How

Course Bidding is a system for point allocation to determine course registration for the MBAn program.

Q: When is it?

A: November 2 at 12PM – November 6 at 12PM. Do NOT wait until the last minute – students should place their bids well before the deadline on November 6 to ensure that they are able to access the system and enter their bids successfully. Bids cannot be processed after the system has closed.

Q: What steps do I need to take before bidding?

A: Students must clear all financial holds before the end of bidding (by November 6 at 10AM).  Students who fail to clear financial holds by this deadline will not be able to participate in course bidding.

Q: How does it work?

A: Learn about course bidding using the links below:

Q: What classes can I bid on?

A: MBAn students will use the bidding process to bid for Ross electives only. DO NOT bid for electives that conflict with your MBAn core (see core information below). Most Ross electives are included in bidding, but not all. Courses not included may be reserved for other student types (ex. incoming MBA1 students, Part-Time MBA students, etc.), and others may require permission of instructor. View a spreadsheet of the specific courses that will be included in bidding here when bidding opens.

Core Requirements: What To Build Your Schedule Around

Ross Registrar’s Office will pre-load MBAn students into some of the Winter 2024 core before your bid results are awarded. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that you bid for courses that fit around these core.

Q. What core courses will I be taking in Winter 2024?

A.  In Winter 2024, MBAn students will take MBAN 558 (1.5 credits) in Winter A and MBAN 504 (1.5 cr) in Winter B.  MBAn students will take MBAN 600 (6 credits) throughout the entire Winter semester. (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?

A. To receive the MBAn degree, students must complete 35.75 credits: 31.25 credits of core courses and 4.5 credits of electives. Typically, students will take all of their required elective credits (4.5 credits) during the Winter term. Be sure to review the core curriculum for MBAn students to make sure you understand the degree requirements for the MBAn program.

Q. What electives or other classes can I take?

A. A minimum of 4.5 credit hours of electives are required to complete MBAn degree requirements. Most students will complete these during the Winter term. MBAn students may enroll in any graduate-level elective course for which they meet the prerequisite requirements.

Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?

A. Starting 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 (this site has a helpful .CSV file version that can be downloaded/sorted for specific units, days, times, etc.). For general overviews of business courses being offered each term, browse the Ross course descriptions.

Q. How can I keep track of which core requirements I have or haven’t completed?

A. Review your Academic Requirements on Wolverine Access to see a live degree audit of your record, or schedule an MBAn Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an academic advisor.

General Registration: What Happens After Bidding

All MBAn students will use the general registration process on Wolverine Access to pick up their remaining electives and to add/modify class selections.

Q: What happens after course bidding?

A: After the course bidding process, it will take Ross Registrar’s Office a few days (see Bidding Timetable for details) to load the results into Wolverine Access, at which point you will be able to see the classes you were awarded and waitlisted. You can then drop/add classes on Wolverine Access after your general registration appointment time starts (November 13-15). If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is also the method you will use to add those classes.

Q. How do I register for my courses?

You will automatically be block enrolled into your 9.0 credits of core courses in the Winter term, as well as any courses you were awarded through bidding. To register for additional elective courses, 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. Do I need to use the backpack feature in Wolverine Access before registration opens?

A. It is recommended that you do, but it is not required. Backpacking is available on Wolverine Access beginning November 6 and 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 appointment time?

A. The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between November 13-15. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting November 6.

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 2024.

Q: How can I learn how to use Wolverine Access to drop/add classes?

A:  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?

A. If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, you may reach out to the Graduate Academic Advising team at You may also schedule an appointment with any academic advisor through our Academic Advising appointment system. During the regular Fall and Winter terms, academic advisors are available during virtual academic advising drop-in hours (Monday 1-2 and Wednesday 11-12) for quick questions. 

For quick, general questions relating to registration and other processes, add/drop forms, permissions, standard letter requests, etc., please contact the Ross Registrar’s Office at