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Waitlists, Full Courses and YOU!

HOW WAITLISTS WORK ON WISER

When a College of Management course becomes full, students have the option of adding themselves to the waitlist for the course.  Any seats that become available (usually from an enrolled student dropping the course for any reason) are filled with the waiting students, in the order they are waiting, until the course capacity is reached once again, and the course is back to being full.  Wiser automatically fills closed (or full) classes with waiting students daily.

Please note that if there is a registration conflict, Wiser will move to the next student on the waitlist, and enroll him/her even if s/he is not the first person on the waitlist.  Examples of registration conflicts are:

–          enrollment in another course at the same time;

–          enrollment in another section of the same course;

–          missing pre-requisites;

–          insufficient available credits for additional registration (the standard limit is 17 credits/semester)

Unfortunately, if a student is skipped by Wiser for theses reason, there is little we can do since waitlist enrollments are automated and students can make schedule changes 24 hours/day.  Please take the necessary steps to avoid these issues.

College of Management courses do not have permission numbers attached to them. We use the waitlist process ONLY to manage enrollments of full courses.

GETTING INTO A FULL COURSE

Once a class is full, we work from the waitlist as described.  Occasionally, faculty will allow extra students into the course, over the prescribed capacity.  The CM Undergraduate Program Office must hear directly from the instructor if s/he wants to take extra students, and how many.  Even with the professors permission to add extra students, not everyone from the waitlist will be able to be moved into the course.  If you are able to get a seat in the course through the regular waitlist process or through a professor consenting to adding students to the course, you will see this reflected on Wiser (your status will got from “waiting” to “enrolled”).  Please note that when adding extra students, they are moved in the waitlist order using the same parameters noted above, and students must be on the waitlist before they can be added to the course.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

–       We will strive to have over-enrollment requests handled by the same time on the next business day.  Please check wiser to check on the status of this.  Also, please bear in mind that the time an instructor tells you s/he will contact us, and the time we get the actual request may be different times, sometimes even different days.

–       We do not notify students of these registration changes when they happen; please keep checking Wiser.

–       Please note that to be fair to all students, we cannot move a student ahead of other waiting students.  We accommodate students in the order of the waitlists for over enrollment issues.

–       The last day to add a course this semester is February 4. If you are not enrolled in a course by this date, there is no need for you to continue attending the course, as you will not be able to be added after this date.


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Extended Walk-in Advising Available Nov. 1st -16th

The College of Management will be available for extended Walk-in advising for Declared Concentrators from Thursday, November 1st – Friday, November 16th. Please review the following schedule and find a time to come in to plan for Spring 2013 courses during this time. As it is in the middle of the Registration Period, if you have additional questions that are not time sensitive about Registration, please plan to come to walk-in advising after November 16th.


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Ready, Set, Placement Test!

As you start to think about your spring 2013 schedule, you should also be sure that you have completed all necessary placement exams. Because Spring 2013 registration is around the corner, you will need to make sure you have the appropriate placement before you can register for certain courses.

The College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA)

If you plan to take either BC 230 or BC 290, you will need to take the College of Management Writing Assessment (CMWA).

The Math Placement Exam

If you plan to take your first math course at UMB, or your first math course in over a year, you will need to take the Math Placement Exam (MPE). Your MPE results will expire within a year, so if you took the test, but did not take a course, a more than a year has passed, you’ll need to retest.

Foreign Language Testing

If you plan to take a foreign language course, you may also need to take a placement exam. It is wise to consult with the department offering the language to assess if you need a test, and which test to take, especially if you have any previous experience of any kind with the language. If you are specifically interested in the Spanish Placement exam, please visit this site.

The CMWA, MPE and Spanish placement exams are offered through the UMass Boston Testing Center.


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Full Courses in the College of Management

There are many CM courses that are full and students often hope that some extra people can still be added.  When a course is at capacity, it is at the instructor’s discretion if extra students can be added; provided the classroom is larger enough for additional people.   All instructors have been informed of the procedure of requesting that extra students be added to the course; there is nothing students can or need to do.  Once we hear from the professor that they want extra students, staff in the CM Undergraduate Program Office will add the specified number of people from the waitlist in order.  “Permission numbers” are not created for CM courses – the only way to get in is for an instructor to tell our office they would like to have additions students in the course.  An instructor is under no obligation to move additional students into the course.


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New Entrepreneurship Sales and Marketing Course for Fall Semester:

MKT 478 – Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing

Course Description:

Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing is a course that will prepare you for an entry level sales and marketing position in a startup initiative as well as prepare you to launch your own sales & marketing initiative in your own startup.  Live role play scenarios with experienced sales and marketing entrepreneurs will prepare you for the multiple areas of responsibilities and interactions within a startup organization as well as outward facing prospect and customer responsibilities and interactions that are required in a startup.  And you will be exposed to the overall process and tools that drive a sales/marketing organization in a startup.

Students will also be provided preparation assistance and given priority consideration to the internships offered through UMass Boston’s Student Entrepreneurship Program (StEP)

Pre-req’s:       Minimum of 60 Credits
Instructor Approval

For all inquiries please contact:

Daniel Phillips
Director, Entrepreneurship Center – College of Management
Entrepreneur in Residence – Venture Development Center
University of Massachusetts Boston
W – 617 287 5783
C – 508 397 3611
Daniel.phillips@umb.edu


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Check it out… New Courses in IT!!!

Did you know that the College of Management has brand new courses in Business Intelligence and Computer Forensics?!  If you are interested in either of these areas we encourage you to consider enrolling in one of these courses.  All courses listed below will be offered in the Fall 2012 semester.


BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE in the COLLEGE of MANAGEMENT

You’ve probably heard about how Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics and how they’re changing the way companies operate in every industry. You might have thought about how they’re being used in every facet of business – from the recommendations you see when you shop at Amazon.com or browse movies on Netflix, to finding the best route for you on Google or MapQuest, to detecting stolen credit cards and fraudulent transactions by banks, to approving your application for a loan or to graduate school – the list is almost endless.

But you might not be aware of how eagerly companies are seeking employees who work with BI and analytics – you can see just one example at http://www.techjournal.org/2011/12/data-analytics-business-intel-huge-job-growth-opportunity/ – or be aware the number of job openings there are right now – you can see just a few on Indeed.com at http://www.indeed.com/q-Business-Intelligence-jobs.html.

How will BI and Analytics affect your future and how can you prepare for it? One way is by learning about them and exposure to them in the College of Management’s new courses in BI and Analytics.

More and more schools are still developing courses in BI and Analytics (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-23/why-b-schools-should-teach-business-intelligence ). But you can take two courses, IT370 Business Intelligence Applications and IT372 Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence this coming Fall semester in the College of Management. If you’re in the BSIT or concentrating in MSIS, both count towards your major, or if you’re not, they can count as electives. Here are the details:

IT 370 Business Intelligence Applications

This course introduces concepts in business intelligence and explores how business intelligence (BI) can help improve management effectiveness through better decision-making in several functional areas such as business as marketing, finance, and manufacturing. This course will explore applications of BI, such as online analytical processing (OLAP), dashboards, management reporting, performance measurement, and data visualization, and how these are developed and applied. It will also investigate BI in the context of decision-making and closely related areas such as data warehousing, data marts, business analytics, web analytics, real-time data, and mobile applications. Students will gain hands on experience through assignments and projects using a comprehensive set of current BI tools.

IT 471 Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence

This course provides students with the technical skills required to plan and implement a data warehouse using a database management system. It describes basic data warehousing concepts. The course covers design and implementation of data marts and operational data stores. Topics include dimensional data modeling for warehouses, CUBES and storage modes including MOLAP, ROLAP, and HOLAP, and data warehousing infrastructure and analytical service tool selection. This course involves designing a data warehousing system and the implementation of a database with a star schema, gathering data from primary data sources, transforming data, and loading it into a database management system. Students create cubes using OLAP and analyze cube data using client applications.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Roger Blake: Roger.Blake@umb.edu


COMPUTER FORENSICS in the COLLEGE of MANAGEMENT

Have you heard about viruses, hackers and identity theft?  Or wondered how it is that cyber criminals so frequently and easily steal, scam, spam, and harm using computers?  Or, what can law enforcement and organizations do in the fight against cyber-crime?  The U.S. Department of Justice reports that in 2005, 67% of 7,818 businesses detected at least one cyber-attack (National Computer Security Survey (NCSS), 2006), and is in the rise. Organizations take preventive measures are taken to prevent criminals from committing crimes. Yet, cyber-criminals still manage to break in.

Once a breach has been identified, experts use specialized tools to analyze the current state of the system and take appropriate measures, including gathering data that could be used in legal proceedings. Computer Forensics is a discipline within forensics science that combines elements of law and information technology to collect and analyze data from computer systems, networks, wireless communications, and storage devices in a way that is admissible as evidence in a court of law. Computer forensics is also the process of using scientific knowledge for collecting, analyzing, and presenting digital evidence to the courts.

The College of Management (CM) is offering new courses in Computer Forensics and Information Security. The value of Computer Forensics and digital evidence handling methods has been recognized by both public (e.g. FBI, Secret Service, Military) and private organizations.

Job Opportunities

With the increase use of computers to commit crimes and growing demand for computer-based data in civil proceedings, a need has rapidly developed for forensic experts to extract useful information from computer evidence. Both industry and government are eagerly looking for job candidates with computer forensics and security skills.

Graduates with Computer Forensics skills will possess the knowledge of systems, investigative techniques, and technical and presentation skills to produce and present digital evidence for investigation and legal proceedings. Related career paths include: Chief Security Officer, IT Security Administrator, Computer Forensics Examiner, Computer Forensics Analyst, Cybersecurity Consultant, e-Discovery Project Manager.

COURSES OFFERED

The College of Management (CM) will offer a new course in Computer Forensics in the Fall: Digital Forensics/Malware Analysis (IT 421) [see description below].  As a unique opportunity, we are offering this course to all CM and CSM students.

IT 421 – Digital Forensics/Malware Analysis

This course provides an introduction to advanced digital forensics topics relating to malicious software (malware) and its analysis. Malware (virus, worms, rootkits, spam. etc) represents an increasing information security threat to computer systems and networks. Students will review software engineering design fundamentals and reverse engineering techniques utilized to conduct static and dynamic forensic analysis on computer systems and networks on multiple platforms (e.g.Windows, Linux. etc). Students will learn about the importance of forensic principles, legal considerations, digital evidence controls, and documentation of forensic procedures in the context of malware. In addition, students will study remediation measures for malware infection.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Professor Jean-Pierre Kuilboer: jeanpierre.kuilboer@umb.edu

Professor Jonathan Kim: jonathan.kim@umb.edu


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Add-Drop is now over for the Spring 2012 semester

Monday, January 30 was the last day to be able to add a course for the semester, or to be able to drop a course without a “W”.  If Wiser shows that you are still on a wait list for the spring semester, you can either drop yourself from that wait list, or not – it actually doesn’t matter at this time since Wiser will no longer be adding students to courses from the wait list through it’s automated process.  If you are still on a waitlist, you should also stop attending that course (if you haven’t stopped already).

The next chance to register for classes that you might not have gotten into this semester is on March 26 for Summer Session courses; Fall registration starts on April 2.  Best wishes for a great spring semester!


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Add/Drop Period

The add-drop period for the spring 2012 semester is Monday, January 23 (first day of classes) and Monday, January 30, 2012.  Regardless of the number of times a course has met during that period, no additional enrollments are possible after January 30.


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Waitlists

If you are on a waitlist, you will need to monitor your registration closely until January 30.  Each night, Wiser runs an automated process that fills any open seats with waitlisted students.  However, there are certain circumstances where Wiser cannot enroll someone into an open seat, even when that students is in the first waitlist position.  Examples of those cases are:

–          When a student is enrolled in another class that is held at the same time Wiser cannot add that student to the waitlisted course;

–          When a student has a hold on their record that prevents additional registration (including a Bursar’s hold, Parking Office hold, Immunization hold, Library hold, or other holds) Wiser cannot add that student to the waitlisted course;

–          If Wiser thinks a pre-requisite is missing (as it is not able to recognize pre-requisite waivers or exceptions) Wiser cannot add that student to the waitlisted course;

–          When a student does not have enough available credits to have another course added (unless a credit overload has been approved, most students are able to register for up to 17 credits/semester, which usually equates to 5 classes), Wiser cannot add that student to the waitlisted course;

–          When a student is already enrolled in a section of the same course Wiser cannot add that student to the waitlisted course, since no one can be enrolled in two sections of the same course.

When the first student on the waitlist is unable to be added to the waitlisted course, Wiser will automatically move to the next student on the waitlist until all open seats are full.  This means it could be possible the second or third student on the waitlist to get into a full course before the first student, if the second or third person has nothing preventing registration.

Once a class is full again through the waitlist process, no one can be added to the course, regardless of their waitlist position. When in the number one waitlist position, a student should be sure that all possible barriers to registration so that Wiser can add them to the waitlisted course if a seat becomes available during the add/drop period.

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