[EWMBA] Spring 2018 Elective Schedule & Bidding Information

Hello Class of 2018 & 2019:


This email includes important bidding information on Spring 2018 Electives.  More details can also be found on the EWMBA Student Website.  As always, we strongly encourage you to read through (or at least skim) the entire email.


The following topics are covered below:

Spring 2018 Elective Schedule

  • Courses Open to All Students in Round 1

  • Courses You May Not Drop Later

Bidding Process

  • Permanent Schedule Change Request (2nd years only)

  • Request to go “Undeclared”

Enrollment Requirements

Other Academic Opportunities

Reminders and Resources



Here is the link to the Spring 2018 Schedule.  Note that while most class dates and times are set, this is still considered a tentative schedule and subject to change.


The Spring 2018 Electives Webinar will be today, Tuesday, October 10 from 12-1PM. If you cannot attend, it will be recorded for later viewing. The link and slides will be posted on the Registration Timeline.


Courses Open to All Students in Round 1

The following classes will be available in Round 1 of bidding to ALL Class of 2018 & 2019 students, whether declared Evening or Weekend (see Going Undeclared below):

  • Sunday 1-Unit Classes (see page 2 of Spring 2018 Schedule)

  • Off-Schedule Classes (see page 2 of Spring 2018 Schedule)


Courses You May Not Drop Later

Most electives on the bidding schedule will also be part of the Add/Drop process, which occurs in January.


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:

  • EWMBA290H.1 – Haas@Work (Wednesdays)

  • EWMBA292S.1 – Social Sector Solutions: Nonprofit Consulting Projects (Tuesdays)

  • EWMBA295F.1 – The Lean Launchpad (Wednesdays)


Tip: Do not apply for Lean Launch Pad or bid for Haas@Work or Social Sector Solutions unless you are fully committed to taking it.  You will not be able to drop the course if your application/bid is successful.



Tip: While it doesn’t matter when you place your bid during a bid round, it matters that you do actually place a bid before the round closes. Be sure to mark your calendars for Bidding!


Please click here for additional details on the bidding process, including how many bid points you will receive.


Start Date

End Date


Monday 10/30 at 12PM

Friday, 11/3 at 12PM


Friday 11/3 at 4PM

Wednesday 11/8 at 12PM


Add the Registration Timeline to your bCal by clicking here.

Permanent Schedule Change Request (2nd years only)

Students are defaulted as a declared student in your resident cohort (Evening or Weekend) for bidding. However, students are given a one-time opportunity in the fall of their 2nd year to request a permanent schedule switch (Evening or Weekend).


To request a permanent schedule change, students must complete the Permanent Schedule Change Request Form by Monday, October 30 at 5PM. Your advisor may choose to meet with you to discuss the implications for a permanent schedule change.


Request to go “Undeclared”

Students may also “Undeclare” themselves for any semester if they want to bid on classes in both Evening and Weekend during Round 1. This is not permanent and students will revert back to their declared status the following semester. Please note, undeclared students will have 500 less bid points.


If you want to go “Undeclared”, complete this Request to “Undeclare” for Bidding Form by Monday, October 30 at 5PM.



Financial Aid Recipients: Remember that by the end of Add/Drop, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for the semester to remain eligible for financial aid.


All students: You must be enrolled in at least 1 unit to remain an active student and be eligible to receive all school services (access to Career Services, etc).


If you plan to withdraw for next semester (i.e. not enroll in any classes), you must fill out the Request to Withdraw form and contact  your advisor before the start of the semester in order to avoid any financial penalties assessed by central campus.  Refer to the Office of the Registrar’s website for more information about withdrawing for the semester.



Besides the classes listed on the Spring 2018 Elective Schedule, there are other academic opportunities open to EWMBA students, including Independent Study, Full-time MBA courses, GNAM online courses and Non-Haas classes. Please review the information on Other Academic Opportunities carefully before pursuing these options and reach out to your advisor with any questions.





If you have any additional questions about bidding, or any other topic, we encourage you to stop by the EWMBA Program Office or send us an email at ewmba_office@haas.berkeley.edu.




Mark and the EWMBA Program Office