Course Registration: Registration Information for Winter 2023, MBA1s, Class of 2024

As you get ready for the upcoming registration process, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor to discuss your academic goals and plan for Winter 2023, and to ensure you are meeting degree requirements. To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2023, be sure to review all of the information below carefully!

Registration Planning: Get Ready

General registration will open November 14-16 and the University catalog and schedule of classes for Winter 2023 is available now. Be sure to review the schedule and the information below before registration opens.

Q. What core courses will I be taking in Winter 2023?
A. Ross will enroll you in your two core courses for Winter A, ACC 552 and TO 552. Winter B is reserved for MAP and you can not take any additional courses alongside MAP.

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
A.  You do have the option to add additional electives to Winter A. Keep in mind that the maximum credits you can enroll in is 18 (Winter A & B combined). As an MBA1 we do not recommend that you take more than 9 credits in a half term.

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., BL 688, Short-Term Gloabal Experiences) 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 BL 688 or Short-Term Global Expereince, be sure to leave room in your schedule.

Q. How do I find out what courses are being offered and when?
A. You can currently view the full University schedule of classes 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. 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 7, 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 14-16. The times are determined by the credits completed, and then are randomly assigned. You can view your assigned time on Wolverine Access starting November 7.

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 2023.

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 contact Ross Registrar’s Office at

If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Advising appointment system. You can also meet with an Academic Advisor during Virtual Academic Advising Drop-in hours (Monday 1-2 and Wednesday 11-12) for quick advising questions and urgent issues.