Select Business School offerings, excluding core courses, are open to Columbia University graduate degree candidates, post-baccalaureate students in the School of Continuing Education and Undergraduate Seniors at Columbia College, Barnard College, School of Engineering and the School of General Studies. Non-Business School students may take no more than 3 credits of business school courses per semester and no more than twelve credits during their entire Columbia course of study.
Cross-Registration Applications for B-term electives will be accepted from 10:00 am on Monday, March 17th until 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 20th.
The site will not be active outside this period of time. Only seats in the following classes will be made available for cross-registration application. If a course is not made available to cross-registrants through the application process, there is no other form of appeal to gain access to the course.
B8007-001: Financial Planning & Analysis
B8007-002: Financial Planning & Analysis
B8007-003: Financial Planning & Analysis
B8337-001: Global Real Estate Investment
B8524-001: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs and Managers
B8527-001: Social Venture Incubator
B8562-001: Social Ventures & Impact Investing: Risk Capital for Expanding Innovation
B8613-001: Entrepreneurial Selling
B8625-001: Consulting 102: Market Driving Capabilities
B8648-001: The Marketing of an American President
• B-term courses begin Monday, March 24th.
• All applications will be processed no later than Friday, March 21st.
• The complete list of Spring 2014 course descriptions are
• For questions about cross-registration, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at
• Students will need to submit a completed cross-registration application online.
• The link to the cross-registration system is available here:
• Decisions and processing of all cross-registration applications will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
• Students are limited to apply to 3 courses per semester.
pre and co-requisites beginning with B8xxx will be enforced.
Note: The Finance course Capital Markets & Investments (FINC B8306) is a prerequisite for most finance courses. The following Columbia courses offered outside of the Business School have been approved as equivalent to B8306:
• IEOR E4721 Global Capital Markets (SEAS)
• MATH G4076 Capital Markets and Investments (GSAS)
• INAF U6045 International Capital Markets (SIPA) and INAF U6022 Economics of Finance (SIPA) taken together fulfill the
Business School's prerequisite of FINC B8306 Capital Markets & Investments.
Note: For Business School courses that list B8306 Capital Markets as a
, one class (U6045 or U6022) should have been already taken and the other class should be taken concurrently with the B-School class requiring the B8306 Capital markets co-requisite.
All other stated prerequisites have to have been taken at the Business School. Instructors may not waive these prerequisites. Students who feel they have the appropriate background may take the applicable exemption exam. For questions about Exemption Exams (but not general cross-registration questions), please email
TO DROP A BUSINESS CLASS: You must notify both your home school and the Business School’s Office of Student Affairs
For Full-term and A-term MBA courses, students may drop courses up until Wednesday, February 5th. After that date, they may withdraw (with a notation of W on their transcript) up until Wednesday, February 19th. For B-term courses, students may drop courses up until Friday, March 28th. After that date, students may withdraw up until Friday, April 11th. For block week 1 classes, students may drop courses until Friday, January 10th. For block week 2 classes, students may drop courses until Friday, January 17th.
Note that Non-Business School students will receive traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) for courses taken at the Business School. Also, the Business School follows a slightly different academic calendar than most of the University. Students should review the
to ensure they meet required course and exam dates.
Cross-Registration for Executive MBA courses
Executive MBA courses are primarily offered on the weekend, are available on an exception basis for students who need to take weekend electives and have completed any pre/co requisites for the course. Registration is always on a space available basis after the EMBA initial selection process is complete. The first EMBA elective class weekend of
the spring term began on January 10th.
The earliest time to contact the EMBA office if you are interested in weekend electives is January 6 and all registration must be complete (including drops of courses not taken) by January 17. Please contact the EMBA office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.