Get Ready for Registration!

Before registration becomes available for the fall and spring 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 based on class year.  
Spring Registration Guide

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.
Please be advised that class days/times are subject to change.  Be sure to review Albert before finalizing your schedule!

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. If you are currently studying abroad, you can schedule an appointment via Albert. Once you've confirmed a time, please send your Skype ID to the adviser you've scheduled with. Please don't forget that all appointments are held in EST/NYC time, so please account for the time difference.

During the week leading up to course registration and during the week of registration, the Advising Team suspends their regular 30-minute appointment schedule and holds 15-minute appointments to accommodate more students.  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 walk-in 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!
  • Advising on Location (outside of Paulson Auditorium):
    • Wednesday, 10/31: 3:00pm-3:30pm
    • Thursday, 11/8: 3:00pm-3:30pm
    • Monday, 11/19: 3:00pm-3:30pm
    • Thursday, 12/6: 3:00pm-3:30pm

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 2019

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

NEW Courses for Spring 2019

ECON-UB 239: The Political Economy of Development
3 credits
Prerequisite: STAT-UB 103 or STAT-UB 3 and ECON-UB 1
Counts towards: Economics or Econometrics concentrations
This course explores the political causes and consequences of underdevelopment. It goes beyond traditional explanations for economic growth often covered in macroeconomics courses and argues that a fundamental driver of a country’s economic development are its economic and political institutions. We will study the deep historical roots of these institutions and the way in which they have evolved. The course will also show that economic development is one of other several outcomes that co-evolve with institutions. Underdeveloped societies often have weak states and are more prone to conflict, crime, corruption and distorted economic policies, topics we will study throughout the course. We will cover cutting-edge research on this subject, and will discuss the statistical analysis and simple mathematical models used by scholars to study these questions.

MKTG-UB 39: Sports Management
2 credits
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher
Counts toward: Marketing concentration and/or BEMT minor
This course provides an overview of the key components of the global sports management ecosystem. Managing the myriad moving parts that make up the sports industry requires an understanding of general management principles and their special applications to the sports industry. From technology and marketing innovations to improved delivery systems, sports and sports-related content are one of the key drivers of the changing media landscape. The course will explore the critical elements of delivering sports content to viewers in the U.S. and abroad, taking into account constituencies which include the rights holders (e.g. leagues, conferences, teams, national governing bodies) the performers or talent (e.g. players, coaches, general managers) the media the sponsors and the consumer. For each component the course will examine the strategies, history and management perspectives that have informed this massive and evolving sector of media industries.

MULT-UB 56: Business Drivers of Industries
3 credits
Prerequisite: ACCT-UB 1
Counts toward: General Accounting concentration
There are three objectives of this course: (1) A broad but not too deep analysis of financial statements of companies in a wide range of industries to identify their key success factors and the competitive landscape. (2) Learn to apply my Six-Pack framework of analysis to get a quick initial look at comprehensive financial metrics and then relate them to the company’s business drivers. (3) Prepare a write-up that explains the value drivers and links to company’s stock price performance. More details about the industries covered are at These skills are essential for your general business IQ regardless of your career choices. Having a perspective about how various industries make money is critical whether you analyze a company for investment, advise its managers, manage its operations, market its products, or choose its capital structure.

Graduate Accounting Courses for Spring 2019

For students interested in graduate level Accounting courses, please see the list below for eligible courses. Please be aware that registration for these courses opens on Monday, November 19 for non BS/MS students.

ACCT-GB 6313 Auditing (Class #2447) (Shehata)
Date/Time: M/W 11:00am - 12:15pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6331 Advanced Managerial Accounting (Class #2448) (Maindiratta)
Date/Time: M/W 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 4 Managerial Accounting
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6380 Taxation Indiv & Bus Income (Class #2460) (Kovacevic & Schneider)
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.

Check out these classes across NYU to find an interesting elective to take!

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.

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).

New courses available at study away locations

Below are a few new courses for Spring 2019 that are offered at the various study away locations.

History in the Headlines (HIST-UA 9070): 2 points
Locations: NYU Florence and NYU Prague
This two-point course is designed to show students how thinking historically can help them understand better the key issues in the world around them. The key events you read about in your morning twitter feed or on your favorite news sites are usually not unique in world affairs. They have a background, a context, that makes them more understandable and often more interesting. History is about everything that happened before you started reading this course description. To think historically means trying to make sense of the news in the context of what human beings have done before.

Food, Culture & Globalization (FOOD-UE 9184): 2 points 
Location: NYU London
This course investigates current transformations in the food systems and cultures of London under conditions of globalization. How have produce, people and animals interacted to make life possible in modern cities and how have those interactions changed over time in London’s history? What kinds of systems have been built to provide energy, bring potable water into cities, take sewage out, and provide clean air?  As a course in new sensory urbanism this curriculum seeks to expand the traditional scope and range of the studied senses from sight (e.g. art, architecture) and sound (music), to smell, taste and touch, so as to rethink what it means to be a modern urban subject engaged in the pleasures and powers of consumption. Through lectures, readings, field trips students will master established facts and concepts about contemporary urban food cultures and produce new knowledge of the same.

Smartphone Cinema: Capturing your Paris Story (CINE-UT 9566): 2 points
Location: NYU Paris
Students conceive, produce, direct, and edit a short film exploring the Paris experience with smartphone technology. A survey of cellphone cinema history leads to the study of visual storytelling principles and techniques, which students apply through practical exercises. Choosing among available short film genres (experimental, documentary, portrait, essay, fiction), students are trained through every stage of the movie making process: pitching the idea, scripting and storyboarding, shooting, and editing. Each student finishes the coursewith a facility in smartphone video technology as well as a coherent film record of his or her particular vision of Paris.

Econometrics (ECON-SHU 9301): 4 points
Location: NYU Florence
The course examines a number of important areas of econometrics. The topics covered include regression analysis with cross-sectional data; classical linear regression model and extensions; model specification, estimation and inference; regression with qualitative variables; heteroskedasticity and GLS; serial correlation and heteroskedasticity in time series regression. In addition to covering the relevant theoretical issues, the course includes the application of these methods to economic data.