Select Business School offerings, excluding core courses, are open to Columbia University graduate degree candidates, post-baccalaureate students in the School of Continuing Education,
Columbia College Seniors,
the School of Engineering, Barnard College, and the School of General Studies. Non-Business School students may take no more than 3 credits of business courses per semester and no more than twelve credits during their entire Columbia course of study.
Spring 2014 Cross-Registration Applications for Full-term, A-term and B-term electives will be accepted from
10:00 am on Thursday, January 23rd until 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 30th.
There will also be an Application period for Block week courses. Applications for Block week courses only will be accepted from
10:00 am on Monday, January 6th until 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 9th.
The site will not be active outside these periods of time. Only seats with appropriate open capacity 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.
• Spring 2014 full-term and A-term Business School courses begin on Tuesday January 28th.
• B-term courses begin Monday, March 24th.
• Block week 1 courses begin Monday, January 13th.
• Block week 2 courses begin Tuesday, January 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.
All pre-requisites 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 U6023 Capital Markets and Investments(SIPA)
• INAF U6045 International Capital Markets (SIPA)
INAF U6022 Economics of Finance (SIPA)
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 Capital Markets 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.