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Who is Eligible
Select Business School MBA offerings, excluding core courses, are open to all currently enrolled:
- Graduate degree candidates at Columbia University, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary
- Undergraduate seniors at Columbia College (CC), Barnard College (BC), The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and the School of General Studies (GS)
- Post-baccalaureate students in the School of Professional Studies (SPS)
|Fall 2017 Cross Registration (Full-Term, A-Term, & B-Term Courses)||BEGINS: August 30, 2017, 12:00AM EST
ENDS: August 31, 2017, 11:59PM EST
Decisions Made on a Rolling Basis & No Later Than September 1, 2017 - 5PM EST
|Fall 2017 Cross Registration (B-Term Courses)||BEGINS: October 23, 2017, 12:00AM EST
ENDS: October 24, 2017, 4:00PM EST
Decisions Made on a Rolling Basis & No Later Than October 24, 2017 - 5:00PM EST
Cross Registration Instructions
Review the following sections thoroughly. Clicking on the "+" will expand the section.
Important Information on MBA Cross-Registration
The site will not be active outside of the period of time listed. Only courses with appropriate open capacity will be made available for cross-registration application. If a course is not made available to cross-registrants through the application process, there is no other form of appeal to gain access to the course.
Non-Business School students may take no more than 3 credits of business school courses (this includes Block Week, MBA, PhD, and EMBA courses) per semester and no more than 12 credits during their entire Columbia course of study.
Note that Non-Business School students will receive traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) for courses taken at the Business School. Also, the Business School follows a slightly different academic calendar than most of the University.
Cross-Registration Application Instructions
Students will need to submit a completed cross-registration application online by clicking on the blue button below. Requests will not be considered outside of the online cross-registration application.
The MBA Course Directory lists whether a course is 1.5 or 3.0 credits. Click on the highlighted course number and title to access a full course description and whether a course has a pre-and/ or co-requisite.
The application allows you to save as many choices as you want, but only the top three will be considered.
Decisions and processing of all cross-registration applications will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students may attend courses while decisions are pending on their application.
Please review our FAQ for common questions.
For others questions about cross-registration, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com
Special Instructions for Teacher's College Students: If your application is accepted, please make sure to add the course into Banner. If you can log into the application and can see the cross-registration phase, you must register through the online application. If you do not see the cross-registration phase, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a list of your ranked choices once the application has opened, as you will not have a profile with us. We will only accept applications during the application period.
Pre- and Co-Requisite Enforcement
Electives that have core course pre- and/or co-requisites beginning with B6xxx will not be enforced. By accepting a seat in a course that has a core course pre- or co-requisite, you assume responsibility for having the necessary background and preparation. Electives that have course pre- and/or co-requisites beginning with B8xxx will be enforced.
The Finance course Capital Markets & Investments (FINC B8306) is a prerequisite for most finance courses. The following Columbia courses offered outside of the Business School have been approved as equivalent to B8306:
IEOR E4711 Global Capital Markets (SEAS)
MATH G4076/G5280 Capital Markets and Investments (GSAS)
INAF U6045 International Capital Markets (SIPA) and INAF U6022 Economics of Finance (SIPA) taken together fulfill the Business School's prerequisite of FINC B8306 Capital Markets & Investments.
Note: For Business School electives that list B8306 Capital Markets as a co-requisite, one class (U6045 or U6022) should have already been taken and the other class should be taken concurrently with the B-School elective requiring the B8306 Capital markets co-requisite.
All other stated prerequisites have to have been taken at the Business School. Instructors may not waive these prerequisites. Students who believe they have the appropriate background may take the applicable exemption exam.
Please note, Capital Markets & Investments (B8306) and Real Estate Finance (B8331) are online exemption exams. To register and gain access to the exemption exam, please email email@example.com.
Exemption exam requests must be made by August 31, 2017 5:00PM EST. No exemption exam requests will be honored after this deadline.
Drop or Withdrawal Procedures and Deadlines
TO DROP OR WITHDRAW FROM A BUSINESS CLASS: You must notify the Business School’s Office of Student Affairs. Dropping business school courses via SSOL or the University Registrar is not permitted.
MBA course drop or withdrawal requests must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the MBA deadlines:
For Fall 2017 - Full-term and A-term MBA courses, students may drop up until Monday, September 11th. After that date, students may withdraw (with a notation of W on your transcript) from Full-term and A-term courses until Tuesday, September 26th.
For Fall 2017 B-term courses, students may drop until Thursday, November 2nd. After that date, students may withdraw from B-term courses until Wednesday, November 15th.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I audit a Business School Course?
Auditing is only available for matriculated Business School students. Cross-registrants are not able to audit courses at the Business School.
How do I drop a course?
You must notify the Business School if you want to drop a Business School course. MBA course drop requests must be submitted via email to email@example.com.
I just enrolled in a course. How long will it take to get Canvas access?
In two days' time most students will be able to access their course materials by visiting http://canvas.gsb.columbia.edu.
Can I take a Business School course on a pass/fail (P/F) basis?
While all students, regardless of academic program, will receive a letter (A-F) grade, cross registrants do have the option of electing pass/fail for all courses registered. Electing pass/fail "covers" the original passing grade earned, while failing grades will post as "F." P/F grading must be processed at the home school level using a Registration Adjustment Form. Please follow the procedures of your home school for processing the form.
I want to make changes on my application. Can I do this and will it affect my place in line?
Making changes to your application will not affect your place in line. You can continue to edit your application until we have processed our decision on your application. Once we have made our decision on your application status, you are no longer able to access your application.
How many classes can I take in a semester?
You may be enrolled in up to 3 credits per semester.
I am enrolled in a course, but I want to switch to a different section. Can I do that?
We can only make decisions for classes that are on your application. If you have registered for another section on your application, and if there is space, we may be able to switch you to a different section. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire whether there is space for you to switch sections.
I received a seat in a course through cross-registration, but I would like to switch to a different course. Can I do that?
Cross-registration does not have a change of program period. Once we make a decision on your application, the course decision is final and cannot be switched.
A course that I am interested in is not on the list. Can I still register for it?
Only courses that are on the list are available for cross-registration.
The professor gave me permission to take the course. How do I enroll?
The only way to enroll in a Business School course is through the cross-registration application. OSA, not the professors, manages the enrollment of academic courses.
Can I register for a Core Course?
Only select electives, courses starting with B8xxx, will be available for cross-registration. Core classes, courses starting with B6xxx, are not available for cross-registration.
How do I know if the course is 1.5 or 3.0 credits?
You can find the course credit number on the MBA Course Page. Click on the current semester on the left and search for the course you are interested in.
I have submitted my application. Can I find out my place in line or how many seats are available in the courses?
Unfortunately, we cannot share that information.
How much tuition and/or fees will I be billed when enrolled in a Columbia Business School course?
Columbia University & Union Theological Seminary Students: Columbia University & Union Theological Seminary students do not pay extra tuition if enrolled in a Business School course. They will pay their home school's tuition rates. Some courses do have special fees, however, and those will be denoted separately on your tuition bill.
Teachers College Students: Teachers College students are charged a per-point rate for courses taken at Columbia University; these rates vary depending on the host school. See Non-TC Tuition Rates for further information. Additionally, some courses do have special fees and those will be denoted separately on your TC tuition bill.
A tentative list of MBA courses available for the current application period is available below. Course information, including date, time, and location, can be found on the individual course page.
Please note, courses for cross-registration are subject to change. We will be making changes to this page up until the date that the application opens. Once the application opens, there will be no more changes.
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