Registration Information for Fall 2024: MBA1s, Class of 2026

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

The University schedule of classes for Fall 2024 will be available beginning March 1.  Please be sure to review the schedule and the information below regarding registration before you registration begins in August.

Core Requirements: What To Build Your Schedule Around

The Ross Registrar’s Office will load MBA students into the required Fall 2024 core in August. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses, and that electives do not conflict with your core course schedule. If you have not fulfilled all of your requirements by Winter 2026, you will not graduate.

Q. What are my core requirements?
A.  Be sure to review the core curriculum for MBA students to make sure you understand the degree requirements.

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 degree audit of your record, or schedule a Graduate Student Degree Audit Check appointment with an Academic Advisor.

Q. What core courses will I be taking in Fall 2024?
A.  In Fall A MBA students take ACC 502 (2.25 credits), BE 502 (2.25 credits), TO 502 (2.25 credits), and Strategy 502 (2.25 credits) In Fall B MBA students take MO 503 (2.25 credits), FIN 503 (2.25 credits), and MKT 503 (2.25 credits).

Core must be taken in the assigned term, with your assigned section, and therefore cannot be dropped.

Q. How many classes should I plan to take in addition to my core?
A. Some students opt to take an additional elective or degree requirement in Fall B, while others do not. What you choose to add to your fall schedule may also depend on if you are approved to waive any core courses. Feel free to connect with an Academic Advisor to discuss your course planning.

General Registration

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

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. How do I register for my courses?
A. You will automatically be block enrolled into your core courses for the Fall. To register for 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. When is my registration appointment time?
A. Registration for Fall 2024 coursework will happen in August.

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 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?
A. You do not need to register for your elective coursework exactly at your appointment time, but some classes will fill quickly, so it is to your advantage to register when your appointment time opens. Keep in mind that current students, including MBA2s, have already registered for courses by the time you are adding electives to your schedule. Due to this you may not be able to get a seat in some of your most desired courses in your first term. Once your appointment time opens, you can continue to make changes until the drop/add deadlines for Fall 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?
If you have questions regarding course selection or degree requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Advising System. During the academic year you can also visit us 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 our main office at