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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).

Click on the chart below for recommendations of courses to consider:
Spring Reg Guide

For assistance with Albert registration processes please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s Albert Registration Guide.
Some other useful links to help you through registration are our course syllabi search page, CFE (Course Faculty Evaluations) page and our Course Index.

Helpful Registration Tips:

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.

Still Looking for Open Classes for the Spring? Check these out!

This is not an exhaustive list of open courses - For a full listing of open spring courses along with course descriptions and other important information, see the course index or Albert.

Transportation Economics (ECON-UB 212)/3 units
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 1 (Micro). Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards ECON concentration.

This undergraduate course applies microeconomic analysis to the transportation industry. The scope of the course is broad by design, involving all transport markets, such as the intercity, rural, urban, and international markets, and all transport modes, such as railroads, highways, air carriage, transit, pipelines and waterways. The objective is for students to acquire an understanding of the underlying economics of transportation provision, including demand, costs, the pricing and quality of service, regulation and regulatory reform, competition between the various modes, highway congestion, and the level of subsidies to mass transit. Since the course is being taught in New York City, whose transportation network is a cooperation of very complex systems of infrastructure, there will be an opportunity for students to hear from several guest speakers, including from the MTA and the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Great Entrepreneurs (ECON-UB 219)/3 units
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 1 (Micro). Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards ECON concentration.

Explore and find the lessons in the stories of great entrepreneurs, past and present, from around the world. Are some environments more conducive to innovation than others? How do values and institutions constrain entrepreneurial opportunities and achievements? What qualities of character do great entrepreneurs possess? Are "disruptors" of the status quo productive and/or dangerous (e.g., Steve Jobs)? To grapple with these and other questions, we will examine the manifold aspects of entrepreneurship in its social, political, and economic environments

Great Entrepreneurs (ECON-UB 219)/3 units
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 11 (EGB).
Counts towards ECON concentration.

This course will cover the economic development and current structure of East Asian nations, as well as the rise of regional economic interaction.  When, why and how did these economies begin the process of economic development? Why have many of them been so successful at growing and industrializing quickly? How do these economies operate today? For the purpose of this course, ?East Asia? consists of Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the nations  of Southeast Asia belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Entertainment & Media Industries (MKTG-UB 40)/2 units
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Counts towards MKTG concentration & BEMT minor.
This course provides students with a framework for understanding the economics and key strategic issues facing organizations in the entertainment industry. It establishes a basis for the formulation of marketing tactics and strategies for firms competing for consumers' discretionary spending. Recent developments in major sectors of the entertainment industry are covered, including movies, television and cable, theatre, and sports. Issues that cut across all types of entertainment industries are examined, including licensing, promotion, and new technologies.

Data-Driven Decision Making (MKTG-UB 54)/3 units
Prerequisite: STAT-UB 103.
Counts towards MKTG concentration.
With recent technological advances and developments in customer databases, firms have access to vast amounts of high-quality data which allows them to understand customer behavior, and customize business tactics to increasingly fine segments. However, much of the promise of such data-driven policies has failed to materialize because managers find it difficult to translate customer data into actionable policies. This course aims to fill this gap by providing students with the tools and techniques used in making business decisions. The emphasis of the class is on applications and interpretation of the results for use in making real life business decisions.

New Products (MKTG-UB 60)/3 units
Prerequisite: MKTG-UB 1 and sophomore standing.
Counts towards MKTG concentration.

Maximizing the success of new products and services can drive growth and shareholder value, lead to significant competitive advantage, and leapfrog a company ahead of its competitors. However, innovation is risky and most new products fail in the marketplace. Thus, expertise in the design and marketing of new products is a critical skill for all managers, inside and outside the marketing department. This course focuses on the tools and techniques associated with analyzing market opportunities as well as on designing, testing, and introducing new products and services. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches are covered. In particular, the course covers the new product development process, strategic opportunity identification, how to generate new product concepts and ideas, mapping customer perceptions, segmentation, product positioning, forecasting market demand, product design, market entry strategies, and testing.

Social Innovation Practicum (MULT-UB 70)/3 units
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Counts towards Social Entrepreneurship minor.

This course is designed to help students gain actionable insights into the nexus between economic and social value creation. Specifically, the purpose is to provide students with hands-on exposure to the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact and innovation. As a result of this course, students will gain:
• Increased ability to recognize and critically assess various forms of social enterprise strategies as tools of economic development and social transformation
• Greater understanding of the challenges of growing and sustaining a social enterprise, as well as special insights into enterprise development and growth
• Improved consulting skills, including project planning, issue and stakeholder analysis, formulation of strategic and tactical recommendations, and client relationship management.

Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (MULT-UB 103)/3 units
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Counts towards Management concentration, Social Entrepreneurship minor, Public Policy & Management minor

This course is an experiential learning seminar involving project-based collaboration among students, faculty and nonprofit organizations in New York City.  Its two objectives are to provide students with an occasion to put the lessons learned in the Social Impact Core Curriculum into practice as consultants; and to produce project outcomes that have meaning and value for participating stakeholders.

Getting to Launch: The Lean Startup Lab  (MULT-UB 301)/3 units
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Counts towards Social Entrepreneurship minor

This course broadly focuses on venture creation and guides students through the thrilling ride that is the entrepreneurial startup process. Students explore the how-tos of identifying and evaluating opportunities, developing innovative business models, concept testing, gaining early customer feedback, and then rapidly iterating to better address market demand and meet competitor challenges. Emphasis is placed on completing a feasibility analysis that examines will it fly? and on creating a strategic plan for launching, operating, and financing their business, whether a web 2.0, traditional brick and mortar, for-profit, or social impact venture

MBA Courses for Eligible Undergraduates

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

Investor Relations Strategy (ACCT-GB 3110)/1.5 credits
Counts toward GACT concentration.
A Winning Investor Relations Strategy Baruch Lev Investor relations executives bridge the gap between public companies and investors. They report to the CEO or CFO and have a dual role: providing investors with actionable corporate information, and informing managers about investors' sentiments and planned actions. Investor relations officers, operating in most public companies around the world, are highly qualified financial executives, often ascending to the CFO job. This course pursues a new and innovative approach to investor relations: It is fully research-based, offering modern tools and venues to disseminate and evaluate corporate information. Concepts and real-life practices are blended to provide an investor relation strategy achieving the best outcome for investors and managers. You will learn in this course how to conduct effectively the crucial quarterly conference calls with investors and other shareholder meetings, how to craft effective messages, what information beyond the legally required to disclose to capital markets and regulators in order to maximize share prices, what corporate social responsibility activities (CSR) should companies engage in to benefit both society and shareholders, how should managers be compensated to balance their incentives and shareholders' interests, how to deal with activist investors and intruding hedge funds, how to become a key player in the company's management, and more. All of the above, aimed at securing shareholders' support of managers' growth strategies and creating economic value. You will also learn investor relations practices from the top experts in the field. This course is targeted at students interested in corporate finance, investor relations, financial accounting decisions, financial consulting, and those looking for promising companies The main requirements of this course are: (1) class attendance and participation in the discussion, and (2) a final project of thoroughly analyzing the communications to investors of several public companies, and advising managers on communication improvement. This project can be done in groups of up to three students. The textbook for this course is: Baruch Lev, Winning Investors Over, Harvard Business

Corporate Political Engagement (BSPA-GB 2356)/3 credits
Counts as a Stern elective.
This course is designed to address an empirical reality: that in addition to being the property of shareholders, the modern American corporation is, of necessity, a political entity, and that consequently senior corporate executives are political actors whose decisions in the service of their shareholders have far reaching effects for society. The purpose of this course is to explore the political tools that the American legal system has put in the hands of the executive, with serious consideration given to their appropriate use. The goal of the course is to build on these tools to sketch out a model of executive statemanship, designed to guide corporations to more effective political engagment in balancing the unavoidable tensions between shareholder returns and stakeholder outcomes. As a survey, this course seeks to explore much of the range of corporate political engagement (CPE), and its practice over time. The course develops the substance and scope of CPE according to two core characteristics: functional domain and legal jurisdiction.

Corporate Branding and CSR (MKTG-UB 3101)/1.5 credits
Counts toward Marketing concentration.
This course provides a theoretical and strategic overview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the context of corporate branding. The theory of the course proceeds from: i) the corporate need to protect long-term investments in corporate brand image, ii) the emergence of large segments of affluent, ethically sensitive consumers, and iii) the incompleteness of law and regulation, especially in global markets. The practical and strategic content of the course is derived from a number of cases with guest participants drawn from corporations, NGO, and investment management firms. This course should be of interest to Marketing majors and all NYU students seeking to better understand the politics, strategy, and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Meet with Your Adviser to Complete the Plan of Study

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

During the first week of the spring semester, the Advising Team suspends their regular 30-minute appointment schedule and holds 15-minute quick visit appointments to accommodate more student appointments.

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.

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.

If Necessary, Obtain Permission Numbers and/or Special Authorization to Register

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.

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).

Registration Reminders:

  • Check your degree audit 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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