Registration Information

  • As of September 1, 2021 all SMO (Strategic Management & Organization courses, e.g. SMO 310) have been renamed as SEM (Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Management, e.g. SEM 310).  Only the course prefix and not the content has changed.
  • As of September 1, 2021 all MIS (Management Information System courses, e.g. MIS 311) have been renamed as BTM (Business Technology Management, e.g. BTM 311).  Only the course prefix and not the content has changed. 

Having trouble registering in a course?

Please follow these steps:

  1. Ensure you have completed any prerequisite courses or have corequisites in registration. Pre-requisites and corequisites are listed in the U of A calendar in the course description or on Bear Tracks. Prerequisites are required for Business courses and will not be waived. Students who fail to have the necessary course prerequisites will be removed from the course when it is audited. If courses are audited after the add/drop deadline, students may be withdrawn from the course in which case the withdrawal will show on the student's record and the student will be responsible for the course tuition and associated fees. Please be aware that Bear Tracks does not check for pre- and/or co-requisites for all courses and it is the student's responsibility to ensure that their registration meets pre-requisite requirements and program requirements. Business courses that list another course as a co-requisite may be taken prior to or at the same time as the Business course. If there is a deferred final examination in a prerequisite course, BCom students will be permitted to remain registered in the affected courses. However, if the deferred final examination is written after the add/delete deadline and the prerequisite course is subsequently failed, students will be withdrawn from the affected courses.
  2. Does the course have priority registration access? A number of intermediate and senior-level Business courses have these registration restrictions which are designed to give priority access to students requiring these courses for their major or minor. Please refer to the Class Notes on Bear Tracks to see what restrictions are in place.
  3. Are you in the required year? Most intermediate and senior Business courses are restricted to 3rd or 4th year students. Your year is not determined by the number of years attended, it is actually determined by the number of credits earned. Year restrictions are not waived.
  4. Ensure that you do not have a financial hold on your record.
  5. Some intro Business courses are reserved for Cohort and Non-cohort students.

Are you still looking for information on electives you can use towards your Major?

Please visit the listing of majors and select your major of interest.

Still haven't answered your question?

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