The UC Davis MBA program cultivates your ability to deal successfully with the challenges of a continually changing, increasingly competitive global business environment. You take 72 units combining in-depth core courses as well as elective courses focusing in the areas that best prepare you for your career goals. Use the tools below to plan your experience here and stay in-the-know regarding course requirements, registration, program events and more.
Please read instructions carefully prior to starting the registration process. Students access two different systems for registration and payment.
GSM: Registration and Processing System (RapS) for registration (add/drops)
UC Davis: SISWEB (MyBill) for payment
If You Were A UC Davis Undergraduate DO NOT start the process in SISWEB.
The GSM registration process differs from the main campus.
GSM Registration and Processing System (RapS)
Registration and all GSM adds/drops/course changes are processed in RapS (and forwarded to SISWEB).
Do NOT access SISWEB directly for registration actions.
In Manage Schedule, required courses are pre-loaded to your schedule.
Registration Dates by Group
Group 3 (Fall 2014 entering students) Opens August 7
Initial Registration Closes August 19
Students not enrolling by the initial registration deadline are subject to a $125 registration penalty fee.
Registration in RapS transmits to the campus system on an hourly basis during the following times
Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – midnight
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Any registration request submitted outside of these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.
Student Bill Available on SISWEB
Student Fee Payment Deadline
Financial aid funding will post to your student account prior to fees being due (see this link for actual date). Students who miss the payment deadline are subject to an additional $125 registration penalty fee.
September 15 – 18
The registration freeze goes into effect on the Student Fee Payment deadline to allow payments to be properly applied to the student account balance due.
RapS opens for course changes
Final Add/Drop Deadline
Any registration request made after the final add/drop deadline is an exception, regardless of when the first course meeting is. If the exception is approved, you are assessed the $125 registration penalty fee.
You are expected to attend courses through the end of finals, including all final exams at their posted times.
January 2, 2015
Starting the Registration Process
Before you have access to RapS, you must set up your UC Davis computing account (if you have not already done so). This must be done at least 48 hours before you attempt to access RapS.
Information You Need to Register for Classes in RapS
Your UC Davis Login ID and Kerberos passphrase
Registration in RapS transmits to the campus system on an hourly during these times:
Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – midnight
Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Any registration requests submitted outside these times are date/time stamped and submitted as soon as the campus system re-opens.
Required Courses — Fall 2014 Entering Students
202A Markets and the Firm
203A Data Analysis for Managers
Students are enrolled in courses based on the date/time stamp of their registration. Within 24 hours of registration, students receive an automated enrollment confirmation email. If a confirmation email is not received within 24 hours, return to RapS, Manage Schedule and check your status in the Enrollment Status column. Click on the word in that column for additional information on your current status. Do not verify enrollment in SmartSite.
Entering registration actions directly into SISWEB automatically activates a registration freeze in both RaPS and SISWEB. Be advised that it may take in excess of 72 hours to resolve the conflict in both systems.
Before you can enter the registration system, you will be asked to update your Student Directory Information.
In RapS, log in (UCD LoginID and Kerberos passphrase) and the required courses are pre-loaded in Manage Schedule. ClickRegister for Courses (If you do not click Register for Courses, your enrollment is not processed and you are not enrolled).
Core Course Waivers
All MBA students are required to complete core courses during their matriculation at the GSM. Under very specific guidelines, you can waive (or test out) these courses. If you waive/test out of a course, you would replace those units with an elective course. The GSM Registrar can provide appropriate elective course options as not all electives are open to first-year, first-quarter students. If you waive out of a core course, you may drop it in September.
Students seeking to accelerate by enrolling in more than 6 units should contact the GSM Registrar for information on courses appropriate for first-year, first-quarter students. 268 is not available for fall 2014 student enrollment until fall 2013 students have completed their registration process (August 28).
UC Davis: SISWEB (MyBill) Student Bill Overview
Student Bill available: August 25
UC Davis assess fees generally one month prior to the term’s payment deadline and then occur on a nightly basis. Fees are not assessed immediately upon enrollment.
After enrolling in courses and fees have been assessed, students can view their outstanding account balance using MyBill.
MyBill account balances and activity are updated in real-time throughout the day and any payments from the Cashier’s Office are posted to the student account at 6:00 p.m. (PST) nightly.
Please note that the MyBill statement is a monthly statement; it is only updated on the 22nd day of each month. Students must be enrolled in courses by the GSM Initial Registration deadline to have a MyBill statement generated BEFORE the Student Fee Payment Deadline.
This bill is a statement of funds owed to the university, not your student account, which will include financial aid disbursements.
If you are expecting a financial aid disbursement for part or all of your fees, it is generally disbursed to your student account 2-3 days prior to the fee payment deadline for the quarter (provided above).
Congratulations on your admittance to the UC Davis MBA program! We are looking forward to you joining the Graduate School of Management (GSM) community.
This website is designed to provide information about MBA Orientation 2014. Please check back often as information will be updated throughout the orientation period.
MBA Orientation 2014
MBA Orientation 2014 will prepare you academically, professionally and socially to excel in the UC Davis MBA Program and beyond. We’ve created a comprehensive program that includes action learning sessions, critical thinking exercises, and networking opportunities to set the stage for your future success at UC Davis.
Attire is business casual on both Saturday and Sunday. Please note: you will be taking professional photos Saturday morning, starting at 8:00 a.m. Make sure you arrive ready to take your professional headshot.
Ensure that you have activated your UC Davis user name and email.
Bring your laptop and charger.
Ensure you have administrative access to install printer drivers and printers.
Ensure that your laptop has MS Windows 7 or higher (XP will not be supported).
If using a Mac, additional software may be necessary to run Windows only applications.
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