College of Management Undergraduate Program Office


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Last Day to Withdraw from a Course is One Week from TODAY!

November 7 is the last day for course withdraw (this means you are dropping at least one course while also staying enrolled in at least one course this semester). Before you decide to take a W in a course, there are a few things to consider and steps to take.

Talk with your instructor: while you might have been keeping track of grades and the weight each one has in your course grade, it is always a good idea to confirm with the instructor that your grade expectations are the same as his or hers. This is especially helpful if part of your grade consists of class participation or unreturned assignments that you don’t have enough information about yourself to calculate into your course grade. Your instructor may have also provided mid-semester warning grade information, which might help guide your decision. Once you have idea from the instructor directly where you stand, you will be well informed to make a decision about withdrawing from that course.
Talk with you advisor: there could be longer term effects on your graduation plan if you withdraw from certain courses. You should check with an advisor to see what impact, if any, a W would have now.
Talk with International Students and Scholars Services if you are at UMass Boston on a student visa, as there could be serious ramifications if you drop below full time status at any point in the semester. Full time is considered 12 or more credits.
Check your financial aid: Federal guidelines require that students not only have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, but also that 2/3 of your course work is successfully completed. A W, INC, or F is not considered satisfactory completion. If you drop below either of these standards, you can lose your financial aid. So, dropping one course while you are enrolled in just 2 your first semester, for example, would be harmful, dropping one course while enrolled in 5 courses in your first semester would keep you in good standing as far as this completion rate goes. Remember, you are also financially responsible for any course you withdraw from at this point.

Dropping a course is an important decision, and one you are encouraged to think about thoroughly. The November 7 deadline is also very strict – so gather all the information you’ll need to make this decision now, so that you can take action, if necessary, in time.


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Halloween Photo Booth @ UMass Boston

Halloween Photo Booth @ UMass Boston
Sign a thank you card or make a gift!
Grab a friend and get a pic!

Celebrate Philanthropy Week with your friends and get a chance to have your photo taken in the UMass Boston Fund photo booth.  Halloween costumes highly encouraged.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Campus Center Terrace
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


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MAP and MGT 490 Registration

College of Management students with a Management Major are required to participate in the Management Achievement Program (MAP). Students in MAP must complete 75% of their required MAP miles before registering for MGT 490. You can view your earned MAP Miles by logging on to the CMWeb, as well as view a schedule of upcoming events there and here on the blog (MAP page or weekly posts).

It is important to note that we cannot save a spot in MGT 490 for someone planning to complete their MAP miles, or register students with fewer than 75% of their miles earned.

Once all pre-requisites for MGT 490, including MAP Miles, are earned, students should be able to register themselves for MGT 490 on Wiser.

If you believe there is a discrepancy with your MAP miles (posted, or total number required) on CMWeb, please email MapCM@umb.edu; and if you are having trouble completing your miles, check out our Ongoing Opportunities for ways to earn miles on your own time!


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HOLD Off!

Registration for the spring 2014 semester starts on November 4 for students with 100+ credits (and continues to open for all students throughout November).

Before you can register, there are several things you should do, including meeting with an advisor and being sure all of your holds are removed. A hold is something that can prevent you from making changes to your registration or enrolling in classes for a future semester. There are several types of holds that might be on your account, including:

– Advising hold (you must meet with your advisor in the University Advising Center to have this removed)
– Bursar or Financial hold (see the Bursar’s Office about any billing issues that might have prompted this hold)
– Emergency Contact hold (you are the only person who can remove this! Just update your emergency contact information on Wiser each semester to lift this hold)
– Immunization hold (see Health Services about removing this type of hold)
– Library hold (please see the Library to learn more about why this hold might be on your record)
– Parking Ticket hold (see the Parking and Transportation Office about these)

To see if you have any holds, log on to Wiser, go to the Student Center page, and check the blue sidebar on the right. One box will say “Holds” and list any that you might have. Holds can go onto your account at anytime, so you should check here periodically.

You are encouraged to removed these NOW, so that when your registration appointment arrives, you can enroll in spring 2014 classes with as few obstacles as possible.


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Extended Walk-In Hours for Registration Advising

We have added more walk-in hours, and increased the number of advisors available, for registration advising.  CM Students who have more than 60 credits can come to the Undergraduate Program Office (McCormack Hall, 5th floor, room 610) for advising.  Below are the extended hours for October 28 – November 15

Monday, October 28: 9:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-4:30 PM
Tuesday, October 29: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 30: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM
Thursday, October 31: 9:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-4:30 PM
Friday, November 1: 9:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-3:30 PM

Monday, November 4: 9:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-4:30 PM
Tuesday, November 5: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM
Wednesday, November 6: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM
Thursday, November 7: 9:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday, November 8: 9:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-3:30 PM

Monday, November 11: The University is closed for Veteran’s Day
Tuesday, November 12: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM
Wednesday, November 13: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM and 3:00-5:30 PM
Thursday, November 14: 9:30-11:30 AM and 2:00-4:00 PM
Friday, November 15: 9:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-3:30 PM

We hope to see you soon!


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Launch your Sales and Marketing Career in the CLOUD!

Learn how the Cloud has changed everything about how we market, sell and deliver new technology, creating new opportunities for YOU ! Find out how to snag your six figure salary in just two years though internships, courses at UMass Boston and graduate positions – all available  NOW!

When: Wednesday, November 6th 4-5pm

Where: Venture Development Center Wheatley Hall, 3rd floor

Panel discussion with HubSpot, Cloud Sales on Rails, LogMeIn and Acquia–Moderated by David McFarlane

Please RSVP and direct all inquiries to cmevents@umb.edu and vdc@umb.edu
Light refreshments will be served. Please visit www.ada.umb.edu for disability accomodations.

Check out the flyer below!

Infosession11 6V6

P.S. This session is MAP eligible!


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MAP Events for the Week of October 28th 2013

These are the MAP events for the week of October 28th 2013

10/29/2013:

Finding Internship Opportunities: Starts at 11:00 AM in the Venture Development Center. MAP Miles Earned: 50

City of Boston DoIT-Innovation Internship Program Info Session: Starts at 2:00 PM in the CC-2-2545. MAP Miles Earned: 50

BGS Presents: Business Writing: Starts at 2:00 PM in the H-11-0011A. Registration is Required. MAP Miles Earned: 50

10/31/2013:

Resume Presentation: Starts at 11:00 AM in the CC-3540. MAP Miles Earned: 50

BGS: Business Writing: Starts at 3:00 PM in H-11-0011A.  MAP Miles Earned: 50 Registration Required.

11/1/2013:

CMA-Certified Management Accountant Information session: Starts at 3 PM location is TBD . MAP Miles Earned: 50. Special Guest Speaker: Prof. James Chiafrey

For more information go to https://cmweb.umb.edu/

 

MAP Tip of the Week:

Start, continue and finish early!  Don’t wait till the last minute to complete your MAP mile requirement.  Check the calendar regularly, and look at the Ongoing Opportunities page, because items are added on a regular basis!

 


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Make the Most of Your Advising Appointment

Spring registration starts the week of November 4. Some students have an advising hold which makes a meeting with an advisor mandatory; and students without an advising hold are still strongly encouraged to meet with someone before registration. Below are some tips on advising preparation and making the most of your registration advising session.

Make an appointment early (with a University Advising Center advisor – for students with fewer than 60 credits); or plan to come to walk-ins NOW (in CM, for students with 60 or more credits). Waits for advising only get worse as registration gets closer.
Be prepared. Print your degree audit before you meet with an advisor, and bring it to your session.
Do your research. Look over your degree audit for remaining requirements and then look on Wiser and/or course wizard to see which requirements are being offered in the upcoming semester. Add those to a list of possible courses options to discuss with your advisor.
Write down your questions – and ask them! After looking over your degree audit, you should spend some time thinking about classes you might want to take, questions you might have about policies or your graduation progress.
Be open to having an honest and (hopefully) enjoyable conversation with your advisor about your courses and future. Remember we are here as partners with you to help you meet your goals while navigating the university system.


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Who’s YOUR Advisor?

All College of Management students have an academic advisor that they should consult with before registration, or making other significant decisions regarding their schedule, enrollment plans, or graduation path.

CM students with 60 or more credits can see any of the advisors in the College of Management Undergraduate Program Office during walk-in hours. While there is no advising hold on CM students with declared concentrations that mandates advising, you are still strongly encouraged to meet with someone each semester.

CM students with fewer than 60 credits see an advisor in the University Advising Center (UAC). There is a hold on the registration record each semester as well, which makes advising mandatory. UAC advisors are assigned to students with the following alphabetical split:
– Christyn Carey: sees students with last names A-G
– Michael Mahan: sees students with last names H-O
– Priya Rawana: sees students with last names P-Z

Students in special programs such as Management LEAD, the honors program, or student athletics may have an additional advisor as well.

The name of your academic advisor can be found on your student center on Wiser.

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