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Cross-Registration for MBA Students

MBA students may count a combined maximum of 6 credits of graduate-level courses from other Columbia schools, Independent Study, Cross-Cultural Seminar, and Global Business Project toward the MBA degree. For details, please review the MBA degree requirements. For more information on course offerings at other Columbia schools, see the Directory of University Classes. Graduate-level courses are denoted by a number of 4000 or higher. Undergraduate courses may be taken as long as they are in addition to the 60 credits of graduate-level course work required for the MBA degree. Although the credits from an undergraduate course will not count toward the MBA degree, the grade earned in an undergraduate course will be included in calculating student GPA.

Students must observe the deadlines for registration and requirements of the graduate school in which they wish to cross-register. Note that Business School students will receive traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) for courses taken in other schools; students are not permitted to take courses pass/fail. These cross-registration grades appear on transcripts and are included in the calculation of GPAs. Except in special circumstances, first-term students are permitted to register for Business School courses only.

Each school has its own procedures for approving cross-registration requests. Most require obtaining the approval of the instructor and/or a representative of the school’s Academic Affairs office. Since this usually takes place after classes begin, students may wish to bid for a full schedule of Business courses, and then drop one if they are approved for cross-registration.

Those who wish to register for graduate courses in other divisions must first have their request approved by the other school. Students should bring the University Add/Drop form, signed by the appropriate official at the other school, to the Business School’s Office of Student Affairs in Uris Hall, Room 113, where they will be officially registered. If students decide to drop a course from another school, that must also be done through the Business School Office of Student Affairs. Please check the university calendar for accurate registration dates, as each school has different dates.

Here is some specific information regarding a few of the other schools’ cross-registration procedures:

CSSW (http://socialwork.columbia.edu/student-resources/forms-documents-library/cssw-cross-registration-add/drop-form)

Students can apply for cross-registration at the School of Social Work on the link above. If approved, you must notify the Business School's Office of Student Affairs.

GSAPP (http://www.arch.columbia.edu/courses/cross-registration)

To request cross-registration in a Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, follow the instructions on this website. If approved, you must notify the Business School's Office of Student Affairs.

GSAS (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/academic.html )

Visit this website to find courses in specific programs or departments. Bring a completed University Add/Drop form, signed by the instructor, to the Business School’s Office of Student Affairs.

Journalism School ( http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/467/11 )

To request cross-registration in a Journalism School course, follow the instructions on this website. If approved, you must notify the Business School's Office of Student Affairs.

Law School (http://www.law.columbia.edu/academics/registrar/crossreg)

Visit this website and use the links for the on-line course guide or directory of courses to find courses. To enroll in a Law course you must complete their cross-registration form . You must then obtain the signature of the instructor and submit the completed form to their Office of Registration Services, 500 Warren Hall. (It's not necessary to have the form signed by a Business School representative.) If approved for the course, you must then bring the paperwork to the Business School's Student Affairs Office to be officially registered. Be aware that Law School courses usually begin a week before Business School courses. Check with the Law School regarding the date of your first class session.

Mailman School of Public Health (http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/students/student-academics/registration-course-info/cross-registration)

To request cross-registration in a Mailman School of Public Health course, follow the instructions on this website. Bring a completed Cross-Registration application to the Business School's Office of Student Affairs.

SIPA (http://new.sipa.columbia.edu/students/courses-registration/cross-registration)

Students can view classes available to Non-SIPA students on the SIPA website listed above. Business School students do not use SSOL to register for classes, so please contact OSA at osa@gsb.columbia.edu to assist in registering for SIPA courses.

Teachers College (http://www.tc.columbia.edu/registrar/index.asp?Id=Registration+Tools&Info=Info+for+Non-TC+Students )

Because it is an affiliated institution, courses taken at Teachers College are not covered by our flat-rate tuition. Students wishing to take an academic or applied arts course at TC must request permission from the Business School's Office of STudent Affairs by submitting a written summary of how that course directly relates to their MBA studies and career goals. If granted, the course will count toward the MBA degree and the Business School will cover the cost of the tuition. If not approved, students may, of course, still take a TC course but it will not be counted toward the MBA degree, and the student will be responsible for the additional TC tuition charge.

For schools not listed above, consult the individual school’s Academic Affairs Office regarding their cross-registration process.

Please note: The summer is not usually a good time to cross-register because most of what's offered is undergraduate-level. Also, the University summer term calendar is so different from the Business School calendar that it can be logistically difficult to manage. For a list of courses being offered this summer, visit the Columbia University Summer Session website.

 

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