MBA Advising and Registration

Welcome to Cardinal Stritch University. We are excited that you have decided to join the MBA program! The Academic Advising staff will assist you throughout your academic career and will be your main resource whether you attend on campus on online. 

 

Whether you just finished your Bachelor's degree or are an executive and haven't attended college for decades, we are here to help you navigate the University, our resources, and your program.

The first step to begin your journey is to understand the necessary information to be able to register for your first courses. All of the information needed to successfully register is at your fingertips. However, if you have detailed questions and would prefer to meet with an academic advisor to register, please contact your admissions representation to set up that meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community and are here to be a resource throughout your educational journey!
 

Step 1:  Review your Advising Worksheet

Access and print your advising worksheet/course needs. The orientation video will reference this document.  

To access your advising worksheet, follow the steps outlined in the document below:

  1. REVIEW: Steps for Accessing your Advising Worksheet
  2. Access and Print your Advising Worksheet
  3. WATCH: Accessing and Understanding your Advising Worksheet


Step 2:  Understand your Program Expectations and Requirements

This video highlights important information you will need to choose your courses, understand your options and navigate our registration system.

  1. WATCH:  Understanding your Program


Step 3:  Register for Classes

Students in the MBA program almost always take MBA 500 as their first course. This course is a great introduction to Stritch, our resources for graduate students, and the program. However, if MBA 500 is not available as your first class, you should be sure to register for MBA 500 as soon as possible.
The required courses for the program are listed on your advising worksheet. Courses can be taken in any order with a couple of exceptions:

  • MBA 500 should be taken by your second semester at the absolute latest
  • MBA 501 & 502 as well as MBA 521 & 522 must be taken in that order.  We do recommend that you take these courses back-to-back whenever possible, but if that is not possible take these courses as close together as you can.
  • Concentration courses- we recommend that students take one course within their concentration every semester to say on track to graduate on time.
  • MBA 531 & 532 can only be taken once you have completed all other program requirements.

BE AWARE - Courses are available at multiple locations (including online and on-ground courses). Please pay attention to the location of the courses you are choosing.

  1. REVIEW: Steps for Adding Classes

**Students joining the MBA program in Februrary (spring) or September (fall) will typically register for 2 courses during their first semester: One that begins at the end of September and one that begins in November for fall starts; one that begins in February and one that begins in April for spring starts.

  • Registration for spring & summer courses begins in late October/early November.
  • Registration for fall courses begins in late March/early April.

If you have any questions about how to register, or if you would like to meet with an advisor to register, please contact your Academic Advisor, whose information is listed on the top of your advising worksheet.

 

Step 4:  Purchase Textbooks and Prepare for Classes

To be prepared for your first course, you should find and purchase your textbook prior to the beginning of class. There are two recommended methods for finding books- either purchasing your books through our campus bookstore (link below titled “How to Find Books Online”) or by finding the ISBN number for your textbook(s) and purchasing them elsewhere either online or at a brick and mortar store (link below titled “How to Find Your ISBN Number”).  You can purchase your books anywhere you’d like in any format (i.e. paperback, hardcover, digital, rental, new, or used)- as long as you have a copy of the book for the duration of your course you will be fine!

In addition to textbooks, you will also need to purchase a subscription to Live Text.  This is a one-time purchase that will cover you for the duration of your degree as long as you stay on track and graduate on time.  Instructions on how to purchase Live Text are below.


Step 5:  Review information about Stritch Technology

Students who are successful utilize the full range of technological resources made available to students. You must set-up and access WolfMail (your Stritch email account), My Stritch, and Canvas. All of these resources are referenced here.

Your academic advisor is excited to help you through this journey! If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to meet in-person, do not hesitate to contact your academic advisor. We are here to help you!!

Helpful Links for Students

Financial Aid
Business Office
Prior Learning Assessment