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 our spring registration guide of what courses to take 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. If you are currently studying abroad, you can schedule a phone or online appointment via NYU Connect. Please include your Skype ID or Zoom ID in the description box when creating the appointment. 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 NYU Connect.

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 unless otherwise indicated):
    • Wednesday, October 30, 12-12:30pm with Liz & Saige
    • Thursday, November 7, 3-3:30pm with Mariya & Mary-Grace
    • Monday, November 18, 12-12:30pm with Kevin & Jessie
    • Thursday, December 5, 3-3:30pm with Mary-Grace & Saige

Search for Classes and Course Evaluations

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.

Course evaluations are a great planning tool for registration which allow you to see course feedback from students who have taken the class previously.  Its important that you remember to fill out your evaluations at the end of each semester to help your fellow students better navigate their course selection process in the future.

New and Featured Courses for Spring 2020

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

NEW Courses for Spring 2020

ACCT-UB 28: Financial Statement Analytics Using Python
3 credits
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 1 and STAT-UB 103
The course teaches you how to manipulate and analyze financial data in Python using professional coding tools such as VSCode. While no prior programming/Python experience is assumed, it does involve coding and is not a managerial overview of data analytics. The course covers the following skills: (1) Structured thinking about financial analysis tasks so that you can automate them using organized and maintainable code. (2) Automating financial data input and output by interacting with financial statement data in Excel, SQL, and XBRL formats. (3) Financial data analytics for an exposure to data analytics packages.

ACCT-UB 44: Modeling COrporate Transaction: Advanced Modeling
3 credits
Prerequisite: ACCT-UB 23
You will learn to model salient corporate events such as acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, public offerings, projects, and securitizations. The course also covers the necessary accounting details. It assumes that you have taken a course in Modeling Financial Statements. This course is highly relevant for bankers, private and public equity investors, lenders, corporate finance professionals, project financiers, and consultants. The conceptual, practical, and technical knowledge gained in this course can give you a significant competitive edge during your interviews, summer internships, and jobs.

ACCT-UB 64: Taxes & Business Strategy
3 credits
Prerequisite: ACCT-UB 1
This course explains the salient conceptual and practical aspects of taxes and how they affect mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, valuation, capital structure, employee compensation, foreign operations, alternative investment vehicles, and disclosures of current and deferred taxes including net operating losses. The course also covers the key provisions of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The course is highly relevant to those pursuing careers in investment banking, corporate finance, research, private and public equity, and corporate tax law.

BSPA-UB 46: Understanding the Clean Energy Transition
3 credits
No prerequisites
This course is designed to provide undergraduate students with a rich understanding of the overall U.S. energy system and energy use by sector, and then discuss options and challenges for transitioning to clean energy, in the context of global climate change. To cover key concepts, the course will draw on the instructor’s diverse experiences, appropriate readings and reference material, select case studies, classroom discussions, guest speakers, and an innovative interactive learning platform (i.e., energy game).

BSPA-UB 47: Global Business & Human Rights
3 credits
Prerequisites: Junior and Senior standing
One of the only classes of its kind at the undergraduate level, this is an advanced class for juniors and seniors that will focus on human rights law and practice, and how the human rights framework applies to business in industries such as fashion, investing, social media, and artificial intelligence, among others. Classes will be comprised of interactive lectures, stakeholder roleplay exercises, topical debates, and off-campus excursions. The class will have the unique opportunity to partner with the UN Global Compact (UNGC) to tackle research questions that identify the company actions that have the most profound impact. The results will form part of the decision-making process on what the UNGC should do to advance their agenda to guide and support the global business community to advance UN goals.

BSPA-UB 48: Theory & Practice of Sustainable Investing
3 credits
Prerequisites: FINC-UB 2 and sophomore standing and above
1st century investors face a broadening and deepening array of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. Climate change, water scarcity, community conflict, resource depletion, supply chain breakdowns, worker well-being and economic inequality pose material challenges that make sustainability an imperative for successful investors and the companies they choose to invest in. This course will couple theory with the practice of Sustainable Investing (SI). 

BSPA-UB 50: Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Protein
3 credits
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and above
This undergraduate course -- the first of its kind -- explores business opportunities in sustainable protein. Numerous industry analysts identified alternative proteins and ‘flexitarian’ diets as major food trends in 2017 and 2018. As meatless meat has gone mainstream, many new companies have experienced rapid growth. This course provides an overview of the current risks associated with animal agriculture including environmental impacts (waste, water, greenhouse gas emissions, and land use), human health impacts, and issues of global food security. The course then moves quickly into opportunities in sustainable protein. The course also features several prominent guest speakers and features the many start-ups and business opportunities in the New York City area and beyond. 

ECON-UB 217: The Making of Economic Policy in the White House
3 credits
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 1 and ECON-UB 11
This course shows students how economic policy gets made, and should get made, at the highest levels of federal government. It draws upon almost fifty years of economic policy-making, and the challenges that have confronted the men and women who have sat in positions of power in Washington, D.C. Students will learn how to analyze policy problems and design solutions, taking into account the multi-dimensional aspects of making federal policy and the many constraints upon those decisions. As part of the learning process, students will also have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers who have worked at the very top of economic policy-making in the executive branch of government.

FINC-UB 32: Private Equity Finance
3 credits
Prerequisite: FINC-UB 7
This course will use the case method to provide a comprehensive overview of private equity finance. The objective of this course is to survey the private equity industry and to provide an understanding of the origination, valuation, execution, monitoring, and realization of private equity transactions and of the process of investing in private equity funds. The course will include a series of lectures designed to teach specific skills and concepts used in the practice of private equity and in the M&A business more broadly and case discussions through which those skills and concepts will be illustrated and utilized.

MGMT-UB 43: NYC Entrepreneurship Lab
3 credits
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above
The NYC Entrepreneurship Lab is your chance to learn entrepreneurship by working directly with the founders of early stage startups. In the classroom you will learn the leading approaches to navigating uncertainty—grounded in the latest entrepreneurship theoretical frameworks. Outside of the classroom you will apply these practices by working directly with startups alongside your classmates on strategically important projects. A core aspect of this experience is gaining from analysis, action, and reflection cycles which will help you develop insights and judgment you can apply to your own future ventures or other entrepreneurial environments. This course counts towards the Management and Entrepreneurship concentrations.

MULT-UB 32: Fintech Risk Management
3 credits
Prerequisite: MULT-UB 80
This class explores how FinTech addresses their risk management and regulatory challenges, particularly those unique to payment systems, cybersecurity, operational and lending credit risks and advanced techniques such as data mining and blockchain. Numerous examples and cases are used to enhance the understanding of these hazards. We will discuss specific opportunities and challenges created by the use of new technologies in finance. Here are some examples: 1) FinTech customers expect real-time responses to their requests (for a loan, etc.) which means risk management must be able to assess risks automatically in real time; 2) Cyber security risks are more important in a connected world; 3) New algorithms can be used for underwriting, monitoring and fraud detection

Graduate Accounting Courses for Spring 2020

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 18 at 9am for non BS/MS students.

ACCT-GB 6300 Financial Statement Modeling (Class #2254) (Perkal)
Date/Time: T/R 11am - 12:15pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR and SR Standing; not open to students who have completed ACCT-UB 23

ACCT-GB 6302 Financial Reporting & Analysis (Class #2255) (Zarowin)
Date/Time: T/R 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR and SR Standing; not open to students who have completed ACCT-UB 21

ACCT-GB 6313 Auditing (Class #2256) (Shehata)
Date/Time: M/W 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 3 Financial Statement Analysis
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6331 Advanced Managerial Accounting (Class #2257) (Maindiratta)
Date/Time: M/W 11:00am - 12:15pm
Prerequisites: ACCT-UB 4 Managerial Accounting
Restrictions: SO, JR AND SR Standing

ACCT-GB 6380 Taxation Indiv & Bus Income (Class #2259) (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 are strongly recommended to take only one or two Stern (-UB) courses at any one NYU Study Away site. You can search for business and non-business courses at global sites using the Global Study Planner!

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).