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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 fall 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.
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.

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 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):
    • Monday, 11/6: 3:00pm-3:45pm
    • Friday, 11/10: 11:45am-12:30pm
    • Friday, 11/10: 1:15pm-2:00pm
    • Tuesday, 11/14: 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 2018

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

NEW Courses for Spring 2018

ACCT-UB 12: Accounting and Analysis in Practice
Prerequisite: ACCT-UB 1 (Principles of Financial Accounting)
Counts toward: Accounting concentration
The course explains how financial accounting systems work, how financial statements are prepared, and how they are used by managers, investors, and bankers. A good understanding of the practical aspects of financial reporting is crucial to finding a job and having a successful career. 

BSPA-UB 26: Conceptual Foundations of Business and Society
Prerequisite: none; open to all class years
Counts toward: Sustainable Business co-concentration
“The Economist's Role in the World,” a seminar taught by Dr. Mark Brennan, founder of the Stern Social Impact Book Club, will deal each week with a text and discussion that will help us understand the moral and societal impact of economic policy and the inescapable choices elected officials, business executives, and informed citizens must make.  Students with an interest in politics and current affairs, as well those enrolled in BPE, will find this course particularly relevant; others will find it an intellectually enriching, real world application of theories they have learned in the Stern curriculum.

BSPA-UB 51: Marketing for Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Business
Prerequisite: none; open to all class years
Counts toward: Sustainable Business co-concentration
The American corporate landscape is under assault.  The average lifespan for a company in the S&P 500 is shorter than ever, approval ratings for corporations are lower than ever, and consumers are increasingly skeptical of advertising and corporate social responsibility messages that attempt to divert attention from unethical business practices. This course will attempt to explore this “new normal,” study the evolution of the consumer, and explore what brands, both old and new, are doing and might do to succeed in the years to come.  The course will rely on a series of cutting edge case studies and real-world projects brought to life by two entrepreneurs—one who is the co-founder of a leading health food brand and the other who is the co-founder of a leading creative agency

ECON-UB 221: Monetary Policy
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 11 (Economics of Global Business) or ECON-UA 238 (International Economics)
Prep for Fed Challenge

Counts toward: Business Economics or Economometrics & Quantitative Economics concentration
Monetary policy in the United States and around the world is frequently in the news as central banks strive to control inflation and maintain the stability of the financial system, while helping their economies achieve full employment. We will illustrate objectives, instruments, and limits of major central banks -- including the Federal Reserve and the ECB, study the economic theories that form the basis for modern monetary policy, and learn about the effects of central banks policies on the prices of financial assets and businesses' investment decisions.

MKTG-UB 43: Deal Making in the Entertainment Industry
Prerequisite: sophomore standing and above
Counts toward: Marketing concentration and/or BEMT minor
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the deal-making and business affairs process in the entertainment space, using film and television content as the primary example for what goes into cutting a deal. The course will explore the deal process from the perspective of the different players in entertainment and media, focusing on how each player looks to maximize value. 

MKTG-UB 82: Full Stack Fashion
Prerequisite: MKTG-UB 1 (Intro to Marketing) and Sophomore standing or higher
Counts toward: Marketing concentration
The entire future of the fashion industry will change in the next 5 years. The retail giants of today will be threatened by collapse under the inexorable expansion of Amazon, massive supply chain-driven brands will continue to crush brands that cannot deploy capital in the arms race to keep up and traditional media will continue to be splintered by the new forums, devices and platforms that will continue to arise. How can brands and retailers compete in this environment? 

  • BSPA-UB 43: Economic Inequality (prerequisite = ECON-UB 1)
  • BSPA-UB 70: Social Innovation Practicum
  • ECON- UB 219: Great Entrepreneurs
  • ECON-UB 220: Global Perspectives on Enterprise Systems
  • MGMT-UB 4: International Business Management
  • MKTG-UB 22: Movie Marketing
  • MULT-UB 23: Law Through the Lens of Film
  • MULT-UB 48: Entertainment Law

Graduate Accounting Courses for Spring 2018

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 Tuesday, November 21 for non BS/MS students.

ACCT-GB 6300 Financial Statement Modeling (Class #22139) (Perkal)
Date/Time: T/R 9:30 - 10:45 am
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6302 Financial Reporting and Analysis (Class #22140) (Zarowin)
Date/Time: T/R 3:30 - 4:45 pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6313 Auditing (Class #22141) (Shehata)
Date/Time: T/R 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6331 Advanced Managerial Accounting (Class #22142) (Maindiratta)
Date/Time: M/W 9:30 - 10:45 am
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 4 Managerial Accounting
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6380 Taxation Indiv & Bus Income (Class #22143) (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

New MBA Courses available to Undergraduates

Below are a few new courses for Spring 2018 that are offered at the MBA level which are open to undergraduate business students.
Please fill out this form to request to enroll in an MBA course.  Requests are not guaranteed.

ACCT-GB 2305 Taxes and Business Strategy (Class #22123) (Gode)
Date/Time: Tues 6-9pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 1 Principles of Financial Accounting
Restrictions: pending approval of MBA request form (this course will NOT satisfy requirements for BS/MS students)

Please be advised that the following requirements must be met for eligibility in an MBA course:
  • You must be of either Junior or Senior class standing.
  • You must be requesting a course that is not offered on the undergraduate side of Stern.
  • You must have completed any required pre-requisites.
  • MBA courses cannot be pass/failed.
  • Good academic standing is preferred.

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.

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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