Registration Information for Winter 2023: MSCM Class of 2023

To learn more about the process for course registration for Winter 2023, 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 MSCM program.

Q: When is it?
A: November 3 at 12PM – November 7 at 12PM
. Do NOT wait until the last minute – students should place their bids well before the deadline on November 8 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?
Students must clear all financial holds before the end of bidding (by November 7 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?
Learn about course bidding using the links below:

Q: What classes can I bid on?
 MSCM students will use the bidding process to bid for Ross electives only. DO NOT bid for electives that conflict with your MSCM 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. Non-Ross courses will not be available in course bidding – students register for those via the General Registration process. 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

The Ross Registrar’s Office will load MSCM students into the required Winter 2023 core. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are registering for and completing the appropriate courses. If you have not fulfilled all of your core requirements by June 2023, you will not graduate.

Q: What are my core requirements?
A: Review the core curriculum for MSCM students.

Q. What core will Ross Registrar’s Office register me into for Winter 2023?
A. Before registration opens, the Ross Registrar’s Office will register MSCM students into the following credits of core courses:

  • TO 685: Supply Chain Consulting Studio
  • TO 621: Logistics
  • TO 640: Big Data Management
  • TO 620: Global Supply Chain Management
  • TO 623: Information Technology Strategy in Supply Chain and Logistics

Q: How do I know 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.

General Registration: What Happens After Bidding

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

Q: What happens after course bidding?
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 14-16). If you are interested in registering for any non-Ross courses, this is also the method you will use to add those classes.

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 any additional classes you are interested in taking 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.

Q: When is my registration appointment time?
A: The University assigns registration appointment times for graduate students between 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?
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 2023. (Note that you may not drop any core courses!)

Important Rules and Policies: All the stuff 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, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor through our Academic Advising System. 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