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Get Ready for Registration!

Before registration becomes available for the spring and fall semesters, the Office of the Registrar sets an enrollment appointment time for all undergraduate students. Your specific registration time is available to view under the "Enrollment Dates" box on the right side of your Student Center on Albert. (Summer and January term do not require registration appointments, students can register as soon as registration becomes available for those semesters).

Here is a helpful guide of what courses to take this Spring based on class year.  

Check out these helpful registration links (can also be found on the Academics tab in Stern Life): For assistance with Albert registration processes please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s Albert Registration Guide.

Helpful Registration Tips:

Meet with Your Adviser

You are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment to discuss your proposed plan of study in advance of your registration appointment time.

During the week leading up to fall course registration and during the week of registration, the Advising Team suspends their regular 30-minute appointment schedule and holds 15-minute quick visit appointments to accommodate more student appointments.  You can sign up for these 15-minute appointment using the Advising Appointment System on Albert.

Please also note that for quick questions, you can always come in for a quick visit appointment which occurs every day, Monday-Friday 3:30-4:45pm - sign-up is at the front desk of the Advising Office on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here are some other ways you can meet with an adviser!
  • Freshmen Group Advising (Tisch UC-03)
    • Tuesday, 11/8: 3:00-4:30pm
  • Advising on Location (outside of Paulson Auditorium):
    • Thursday, 11/3: 3:00-3:45pm
    • Monday, 11/7: 4:30-5:00pm
    • Wednesday, 11/16: 3:00-3:45pm
    • Tuesday, 11/29: 3:00-3:45pm
  • Academic Fall Fair (outside of Paulson Auditorium):
    • Friday, 11/11: 12:15-1:30pm


Search for Classes

Use the course search function on Albert to find classes. When viewing the search results, be sure to:

- Write down the class number of each proposed course, as you will need it to register.
- Make a note of courses that also require a permission number to register (see step 6 for more on permission numbers.)
- Read the departmental notes to determine if there are any course prerequisites or registration restrictions.

Be sure to read important pre-registration e-mails from the Advising Office specifying specific courses that you should take based on your class year and/or major or concentration.

New and Featured Courses for Spring 2017

For a full listing of open spring courses along with course descriptions and other important information, see the course index or Albert.

FINC-UB 62 Entrepreneurial Finance FinTech
Pre-requisite: FINC-UB 2 (Foundations in Finance)
This course combines entrepreneurial finance – how startups are funded, who funds them, and how they realize returns for entrepreneurs and investors – with an introduction to the fintech startup landscape. We will examine new companies in areas like blockchain/bitcoin, payments, robo-advising, and peer-to-peer lending.

BSPA-UB 43 Economic Inequality:  Perspectives & Practices
Pre-requisite: ECON-UB 1 (Microeconomics)
This discussion seminar invites students to consider the causes and consequences of economic inequality from a variety of perspectives, to judge the current global situation based on their own ethical values, and to explore opportunities to create a more just society. 

BSPA-UB 44 Sustainability Business & the New Economy
Pre-requisite: None
This class, taught by Jeffrey Hollander- cofounder and former CEO of one of the most successful sustainable brands, Seventh Generation, explores the future of sustainability and sustainable business, the role business plays in the concentration of money and power, and how “net positive” business can contribute to a world of greater justice, equity,and wellbeing.

MGMT-UB 36 Globalization and Business Enterprise "GLOBE"
Pre-requisite: preferred for juniors and seniors who have experience living/working abroad
GLOBE moves beyond the “just do it” approach to globalization to thinking through the differences between countries and their implications for the globalization of business.  The course is self-contained: material will be available to help those students who lack a background in business strategy or want a refresher on strategy basics.

MKTG-UB 38 Selling & Sales Management
Pre-requisite: MKTG-UB 1 (Introduction to Marketing)
The reality in all business is that “Nothing happens until someone sells something.” Learn about how to build, manage, and drive a sales force as well as how to sell in this new course: Selling and Sales Management.

MULT-UB 5 Case Analysis
Pre-requisite: sophomore standing and above
In this course you will learn how to build a market-sizing model in Excel using assumptions and imbedded formulas; learn how to analyze and discuss concepts through an inductive learning approach using 3 Harvard Business School cases and conduct an in-depth company analysis using powerpoint.

MULT-UB 302 Business Simulation
Pre-requisite: None
This course is designed as an introduction to the world of small businesses and entrepreneurship through the use of BizCafe - a business simulation game that requires teams of students to manage the operations of a local café over multiple time periods during which students make cross-functional business decisions, evaluate the outcomes of these decisions on their business, and then fine-tune their future decisions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their business. 

Graduate Accounting Courses for Undergrads - Spring 2017

ACCT-GB 6300 Financial Statement Modeling (Class# 21306)
Professor: Perkal, David
Date/Time: T/R 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6302 Financial Reporting and Analysis  (Class# 21307)
Professor: Zarowin, Paul
Date/Time: M/W 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6313 Auditing (Class# 21308)
Professor: Shehata, Amal
Date/Time: M/W 11:00 - 12:15 pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6331 Advanced Managerial Accounting  (Class# 21309)
Professor: Maindiratta, Ajay
Date/Time: T/TR 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 4 Managerial Accounting
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6380 Taxation Indiv & Bus Income (Class# 21310)
Professor: Kovacevic, Michael; Schneider, Ryan
Date/Time: M/W 8:00 - 9:15 am
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 1 Principles of Financial  Accounting
Restrictions:  SO, JR AND SR Standing

Waitlisting and the SWAP Feature


Adding your name to a course waitlist does not guarantee enrollment.

After a certain period, course waitlists are deactivated for the term. If you have not been able to enroll in the waitlisted course by this time, it is no longer an option for your schedule.
- Fall/Spring Waitlist Deactivation: The last day of the 2nd week of classes (the last day of Albert registration)
- Summer/January Term Waitlist Deactivation: The last day of Albert registration for the session

If you plan to add your name to a waitlist, please be aware:
- Not all courses have a waitlist option
- Waitlists can become full
- You may need to use the SWAP feature to add yourself to a waitlist (see below)
- You will not be permitted to waitlist for a course for which you don't meet the prerequisites, if there is a time conflict with another enrolled class, or if the addition of that course would exceed the 18-unit semester limit
- Monitor your waitlist position as it may change; if you have set up the wait list properly, you will be automatically enrolled in the course if you move up to the first position and space becomes available. You will not be notified of this change.

The Swap Feature
If you plan to add yourself to a course waitlist you may need to use the swap function.

To "SWAP," you must register for a back-up course and then set up a swap. Once you have enrolled in a back-up class:
1. Log on to your Student Center on Albert
2. Select the Enroll tab
3. Select the SWAP tab
4. Select the course from your schedule that can be dropped (the “back-up course”)
5. Enter the Class Number of the preferred class
6. Make sure to check “waitlist if class is full”
7. Finish swapping
Albert will only drop you from your back-up if it is able to enroll you from the waitlist into your preferred course.

You may not retroactively set up a swap if you are already on the waitlist for your preferred course. To set up a swap, you'd need to drop yourself from the waitlist and follow the steps above.

If you waitlisted for a course without setting up a swap and you remain on the waitlist, Albert will not enroll you in the course (even if you move to number 1 on the wait list) if:

1. The units from the course will exceed the 18-unit limit
2. There is a time conflict with a course in which you are currently enrolled
3. The course is the same course but a different section of a class in which you are already enrolled
You can also see pages 9-11 of the Albert Registration Guide or watch the chapter that covers Waitlisting using SWAP on the Albert "How To" video.

Enrolling in Non-Stern Elective courses

If you are approved to take a course that requires a permission number or special authorization to register, you should contact the department offering the course to determine if you are eligible to enroll and to inquire about the necessary steps to obtain a permission number, and/or other special registration authorization.

If you are interested in taking a Music course through Steinhardt, please read through the School's policies and procedures document before registering.  

Verify Your Schedule

You should always verify your registration on Albert by reviewing your final schedule. Be sure to correct all registration mistakes before the first day of classes to avoid financial penalties. Pay special attention to the start dates of all of your classes as some schools of the University offer courses in special sessions.  Please also make sure that you are enrolled in at least 12 credits (full time) unless you are in your second semester of your senior year and you can be part time (enrolled in less than 12 credits) and still be on track to succesfully complete your degree requirements.

MBA Courses for Eligible Undergraduates

For information regarding eligibility and applying to take these and other MBA level courses, please contact Saige Martinez ( 


Tuition and Fees

New York University sets tuition payment deadlines for each fall, winter, spring, and summer semester. These deadlines are printed on the Office of the Bursar's website.

In addition to payment information, please review the following financial resources also found on the Office of the Bursar's website:

Study Away Registration

Pre-departure Registering: When looking for classes, remember to select your site as an advanced option while using the course search feature. Students may not take more than two Stern (-UB) courses at any one NYU Study Away site.

Registering while abroad: Registration may take place during or very close to a class recess. Be sure to prepare accordingly so that you are able register at your scheduled registration date and time (which is listed on Albert in Eastern Daylight Time).

Registration Reminders:

  • Check your degree progress report using the "Academics Requirement" tool on Albert to ensure you are enrolling in the spring courses that put you on track for graduation
  • Check for any Registration holds on your Student Center
  • All students must be enrolled in 12-18 credits to be considered in good academic standing (except 2nd semester seniors)
  • Don't forget to enter your Emergency Contact Information which includes a cell phone number and an emergency contact. You will not be able to register or use Albert until this information has been entered.

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