Cross-Registration

MBA students may count a combined maximum of 6 credits of graduate-level courses from other Columbia schools, Independent Study, and Cross-Cultural Seminar toward the MBA degree. For details, please review the MBA degree requirements. 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 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 grades appear on your transcript and are included in the calculation of GPAs.

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.

Registration Procedure: Those who wish to register for courses in other divisions must first have their request approved by the other school. Unless otherwises stated, students should bring the Registration Adjustment Form, signed by the appropriate official at the other school (i.e. instructor or student affairs officer), 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.

The following is specific information regarding a some of the other schools’ cross-registration procedures. For schools not listed below, contact the instructor of the course of interest for information on cross-registration. For more information on course offerings at other Columbia schools, visit the University Directory of Classes.

School/program Instructions

Columbia Law School

Visit the website below for information on the Law School's process for cross-registering. 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.

http://web.law.columbia.edu/registration/cross-registration

Columbia Journalism School

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

https://journalism.columbia.edu/cross-registration-fall-2016

Columbia School of Social Work

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

http://socialwork.columbia.edu/current-students/forms-documents-library/cssw-cross-registration-adddrop-form-noncssw-students/

Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

To request cross-registration in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, follow the instructions on the website below. If approved, GSAPP will register you for the course and you must notify the Business School's Office of Student Affairs.

https://www.arch.columbia.edu/cross-registration (scroll to bottom of page)

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Visit this website below 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.

http://gsas.columbia.edu/

Columbia Engineering

IEOR - Industrial Engineering & Operations Research: Visit the website below for instructions on how to apply for IEOR classes. Please forward your approval email to osa@gsb.columbia.edu to be officially registered.

http://ieor.columbia.edu/registration-guidelines-non-ieor-students

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

To request cross-registration in a Mailman School of Public Health course, follow the instructions on the website below. If approved, submit the completed Cross-Registration Application to Business School's Office of Student Affairs.

http://mailman-handbook.com/2015/node/241

Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

Students can view classes available to Non-SIPA students on the SIPA website listed below. Business School students do not use SSOL to register for classes, so if you would like to register for "open" or "instructor managed" courses, you will need to submit an add/drop form to Uris 113. "Open" courses do not require a signature from SIPA, while "instructor managed" courses require approval by the instructor before a student is permitted to register. All registration will occur accordance to SIPA's registration period.

http://bulletin.columbia.edu/sipa/registration/#crossregistrationtext

The Earth Institute

SUMA - Sustainability Management - The Earth Institute: Students can view classes available to Non-SUMA students on the Earth Institute website listed below. Business School students do not use SSOL to register for classes, so if you would like to register for a course, you will need to submit an add/drop form to Uris 113.

http://sustainability.ei.columbia.edu/students/student-resources/course-registration/

Teachers College

Because it is an affiliated institution, courses taken at Teachers College are not covered by our flat-rate tuition. Students wishing to take a 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. More information may be found on the website below:

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/registrar/pages/registration/info-for-non-tc-students/

 

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.