[EWMBA] Important Spring 2016 Bidding Information & Reminders

Dear Students,

This is a reminder that Spring 2016 bidding opens Monday.  Please review the Registration Timeline for key dates during the bidding process. Here are a several important reminders and updates:

The following topics are covered below:

  • Schedule Options/Change Requests due Friday, October 30 at 10AM
  • OLR
  • Courses Open to All Students in Round 1
  • Changes to Spring Schedule
  • Courses You May Not Drop Later
  • Enrollment Requirements

Reminder! Schedule Options/Change Requests due Friday October 30 by 10AM

Unless requested, students are defaulted as a declared student in your resident cohort (evening or weekend) for bidding (only affects courses visible in Round 1).

Permanent Schedule Change (2nd Year Students Only)
Deadline to submit MBA Program Advising & Adjustment Form to your advisor – Friday Oct 30 10AM
Going Undeclared
Deadline to email ewmba_office@haas.berkeley.edu – Friday Oct 30 10AM

OLR: Students can now access OLR to view class schedules, course capacity and course descriptions.  However, bidding won’t open until Monday, November 2 at 9AM.  During Round 1, students will be able to make changes or adjustments until the round closes on Monday, November 9 at 10AM. Round 1 is the most competitive so make sure to submit your bids during this round.  Students will be notified by email when Round 1 is processed (and prior to the start of Round 2) to view enrollment results in OLR.

If you haven’t already done so, we highly recommend logging into OLR as soon as possible to make sure there are no issues with your account. If you forgot your Haas login password, you will need to request a password reset by emailing helpdesk@haas.berkeley.edu.

Courses Open to All Students in Round 1

The following classes will be available in Round 1 of bidding to ALL students, both declared evening and weekend:

Flexible Schedule Classes: EW211.1 Game Theory (online) and EW257.12 Leadership Competencies (hybrid)
Sunday 1-Unit Classes (see page 2 of Spring 2016 Schedule)
Off-Schedule Classes: EW296.2 Dynamic Capabilities & Innovation

Changes to Spring Schedule

The following changes have been made to the Spring 2016 Elective Schedule, so please refer to classes listed in OLR for the most up to date schedule:

Added course: EW295I.1 Entrepreneurship Workshop for Start-ups on Tuesday
Removed course: EW290T.3 Inventing Breakthroughs & Commercializing Breakthroughs on Mondays

Courses You May Not Drop Later

Most electives on the bidding schedule will also be part of the Pre-Term and Regular Add/Drop process, which runs the first week in January and the first two weeks of classes in January/February, respectively.
However, courses that involve projects with clients will not be included in the Add/Drop process.  Instructors need enrollment confirmed and student teams formed well in advance of the semester.  Thus, please note that the following courses will not be included in the Add/Drop process:

EWMBA295T.1 – Lean Launch Pad (Wednesdays) (Bidding not required. Sign-up process only)
EWMBA290H.1 – Haas@Work (Wednesdays)
EWMBA292S.2 – Social Sector Solutions: Nonprofit Consulting (Tuesdays)

Tip: Do not enroll in these courses, unless you are fully committed to taking it.  You will not be able to drop the course if your bid is successful.
Enrollment Requirements

To be an active student with access to student services, including having access to Career Management Group services, you must be enrolled in at least 1 unit by the end of Add/Drop.  A minimum of 6 units are required to receive financial aid. If you plan to withdraw next semester (i.e. take zero units) you must email the EWMBA Office before the start of the semester in order to avoid any financial penalties.

Best Regards,

Courtney and the Program Office Team