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Incoming Undergraduate Students

Welcome to the Lally School of Management

We are delighted 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.

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

Every incoming freshman will register for classes by July 9 and your adviser will help every step of the way! To get started, please click on the degree you are pursuing.

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 (CRN). An example of this is MGMT 1100. The CRN is distinct to every class and you will use this number to register.

Fall 2019 Course Selection:

Below are the courses you should plan to take in fall of 2019. To view the descriptions of any courses listed below, click here.

Course #1: MGMT 1100 – Introduction to Management
  • 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: A School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) course of interest to you
  • Click here to review the HASS Pathways and chose a pathway (or a few) that you are interested in. You will discuss this with your adviser prior to registration but it is important to have some ideas in mind. All incoming Rensselaer students will complete one pathway.
  • Plan to register for IHSS 1110 – Science, Technology, and Society or the first course in the sequence of your chosen HASS pathway. 
Course #4: A HASS Communication-Intensive Course
  • It is ideal to pursue a HASS communication-intensive course, unless your chosen HASS pathway includes an upper-level communication-intensive course. Click here to review the communication-intensive courses that will be offered in the fall. 
  • An alternative option to this is CSCI 1100 – Computer Science I.

Discuss

You now have a draft schedule and will be receiving an introductory email from your adviser—Lori Jancik, Maggie Wright, or Chris Meyer—by May 24.

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 Weeks, June 3-14.
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. 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 by phone at (518) 276-6231 or by email at registrar@rpi.edu with “ID Problem” in the subject line. 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 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 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 (CRN). An example of this is MGMT 1100. The CRN is distinct to every class and you will use this number to register.

Fall 2019 Course Selection:

Below are the courses you should plan to take in fall of 2019. To view the descriptions of any courses listed below, click here.

Course #1: MGMT 1100 – Introduction to Management
  • 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 & Analytics
Course #4: A School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) course of interest to you
  • Click here to review the HASS Pathways and chose a pathway (or a few) that you are interested in. You will discuss this with your adviser prior to registration but it is important to have some ideas in mind. All Rensselaer students will complete one pathway.
  • Plan to register for the first course in the sequence of your chosen HASS pathway. For example, this course could be HSS 1200 – Principles of Economics.

Discuss

You now have a draft schedule and will be receiving an introductory email from your adviser—Lori Jancik, Maggie Wright, or Chris Meyer—by May 24.

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 Weeks, June 3-14.
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. 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 by phone at (518) 276-6231 or by email at registrar@rpi.edu with “ID Problem” in the subject line. 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 3 to June 14: Academic Advising Consultation Begins - After receiving an introductory email from your adviser, you will arrange a time to speak with them over these two weeks.
  • June 24 to July 9: Class Registration - You will receive an email from the registrar's office with a designated date and time for you to register for classes. 
  • July 10 to August 24: Schedule Review With Academic Adviser - When you attend orientation, you will have the chance to review your class schedule with an academic adviser.