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Fall 2021: Incoming Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the Lally School of Management

We are delighted and excited to welcome a new class of aspiring business leaders to campus this fall. As part of the country’s first technological university, the Lally School will provide you with a technology- and data-driven business education that equips you with the skills needed to solve complex problems and transform businesses.

To begin your journey at Rensselaer and the Lally School of Management, you’ll spend your first semester taking a variety of foundational management courses, enhancing your communication skills, and getting comfortable with data and data design.

Advisers will help at every step of your journey. All incoming students are reminded to refer to the Office of the First Year Experience, FYE home, for any questions beyond academics.

Get Started

We’ve broken down the process of registering for your first semester into three easy steps:

1. Draft a class schedule
2. Discuss a draft schedule with your adviser
3. Register for classes

Fall 2021 registration for incoming freshmen is scheduled for July 19-July 30, with one-on-one advising available June 28-July 16. By June 28, new students will be able to view their registration time tickets in SIS. For details on classes, students are encouraged to consult the Business and Management or Business Analytics program in Rensselaer's Course Catalog. Prior to meeting with your Lally adviser, students should read through the tremendous resources available from First-Year Advising & Registration.

B.S. in Business Analytics

To help you navigate the requirements needed to complete your degree, we’ve developed a curriculum outline for you to follow. You and your adviser will consult this document often as you progress through your education in business at Rensselaer. Please familiarize yourself with this document in preparation for registering for your first semester.

B.S. in Business Analytics Curriculum Outline

Draft

Now that you’ve reviewed the curriculum outline, you can get started building a draft schedule. We’ve included a guide of the courses you should be taking during your first semester below. As you consider courses and their place in your schedule, make note of each course registration number (a five-digit number unique to each section of any course). An example of this is MGMT 1100. The CRN is distinct to every class and you will use this number to register.

Fall 2021 Course Selection:

Below are the courses you should plan to take in fall 2021. To view the descriptions of any courses listed below, click here.

Course #1: MGMT 1100 – Management in the Digital Age
  • This is a core introductory course that is a prerequisite for future business courses.
Course #2: MATH 1010 – Calculus I
  • If you have AP credit, take MATH 1020 – Calculus II.
  • If you have credit for both Calculus I and Calculus II, speak with your adviser to determine an appropriate course.
Course #3: CSCI 1100 - Computer Science I

 

Course #4: HASS core course 

 

Discuss

You now have a draft schedule and will be receiving an introductory email from your adviser—Lori Jancik or Maggie Wright—by mid-June.

The contact information for your adviser can also be found here under “Our Staff.” Upon receiving this email, you should: 

1. Arrange a time to speak with your adviser during Consultation/Advising Weeks, June 28 to July 16.
2. Review your draft schedule with your adviser and make adjustments as needed.

Register

You will receive an email from Rensselaer with a “time ticket” that tells you when you are able to access the Student Information System (SIS) to register for classes. The Student Information System can be found here and is your portal to registration along with most anything you need while a student at Rensselaer.

Reminder: Your user ID is a 9-digit RIN number that begins with 661 or 662. An initial pin was sent to you. Do not guess your pin repeatedly or you will get locked out of the system. If you don’t know your pin, contact the registrar’s office at newstudentreg@rpi.edu or at registrar@rpi.edu with “ID Problem” in the subject line. Please note that it may take a few days before you receive a response. You can also reach out to your adviser if you have any questions or difficulty while registering.

For a step-by-step guide on how to register, please view the video below: 

B.S. in Business and Management

To help you navigate the requirements needed to complete your degree, we’ve developed a curriculum outline for you to follow. You and your adviser will consult this document often as you progress through your education in business at Rensselaer. Please familiarize yourself with this document in preparation for registering for your first semester.

B.S. in Business and Management Curriculum Outline

Draft

Now that you’ve reviewed the curriculum outline, you can get started building a draft schedule. We’ve included a guide of the courses you should be taking during your first semester below. As you consider courses and their place in your schedule, make note of each course registration number (a five-digit number unique to each section of any course). An example of this is MGMT 1100. The CRN is distinct to every class and you will use this number to register.

Fall 2021 Course Selection:

Below are the courses you should plan to take in fall 2021. To view the descriptions of any courses listed below, click here.

Course #1: MGMT 1100 – Management in the Digital Age
  • This is a core introductory course that is a prerequisite for future business courses.
Course #2: MATH 1010 – Calculus I or MATH 1500 – Calculus for Management, HASS, and Architecture
  • If you have AP credit, take MATH 1020 – Calculus II or MATH 1520 – Mathematical Methods in Management and Economics.
  • Most management majors will take the MATH 1500/1520 course sequence; however, you can also take MATH 1010/1020. If you are interested in pursuing additional math courses or a qualitative field of study, we recommend taking MATH 1010/1020.
  • If you have credit for both courses, speak with your adviser to determine an appropriate course.
Course #3: MGMT 2510 – Intro to Data Management & Analytics

 

Course #4: IHSS 1200 - Principles of Economics

 

Discuss

You now have a draft schedule and will be receiving an introductory email from your adviser—Lori Jancik or Maggie Wright —by mid-June.

The contact information for your adviser can also be found here under “Our Staff.” Upon receiving this email, you should: 

1. Arrange a time to speak with your adviser during Consultation/Advising Weeks, June 28 - July 16.
2. Review your draft schedule with your adviser and make adjustments as needed.

Register

You will receive an email from Rensselaer with a “time ticket” that tells you when you are able to access the Student Information System (SIS) to register for classes. The Student Information System can be found here and is your portal to registration along with most anything you need while a student at Rensselaer.

Reminder: Your user ID is a 9-digit RIN number that begins with 661 or 662. An initial pin was sent to you. Do not guess your pin repeatedly or you will get locked out of the system. If you don’t know your pin, contact the registrar’s office at newstudentreg@rpi.edu or at registrar@rpi.edu with “ID Problem” in the subject line. Please note that it may take a few days before you receive a response. You can also reach out to your adviser if you have any questions or difficulty while registering.

For a step-by-step guide on how to register, please view the video below:

Key Dates

  • June 28 to July 16: Academic Advising Consultation begins - After receiving an introductory email from your adviser, you will arrange a time to speak with them over these three weeks
  • July 19 to July 30: Class Registration - You will receive an email from the Registrar's office with a designated date and time for you to register for classes
  • August 2 though August 30, the first day of classes: Schedule course registration review with academic adviser