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Evening MBA Elective Course Pre-Registration Instructions

Evening MBA students will find detailed information on the elective registration process below.

Step 1:
Pre-Registration Bidding
The MBA Program Office pre-registration bidding process takes place online through the Pre-Registration Bidding Portal (PBP), with students allocating an allotment of bid points on the elective courses that the Foster MBA Program will offer in the next academic quarter. Bidding results (courses that you may then be registered for) are determined by a variety of factors described below.
Step 2:
Register for Assigned Courses
The MBA Program Office registers Evening MBA students for courses assigned through the bidding process.
To complete the pre-registration elective bidding process:

  1. Consult the timeline. Be absolutely sure you know when bidding opens, and when it closes.
  2. Review the quarterly schedule of courses and tentative schedules for future quarters. Determine which courses you wish to bid on.
  3. Determine how many bid points are available to you (see table below).
  4. Review the bid range report from Autumn 2019 to help you decide how many points to bid for each course.
  5. Review the special cases & exclusions section below for information on certificate courses, course prerequisites, and courses not included in the bidding process.
  6. Bid via the online Pre-Registration Bidding Portal (PBP).
    • Log in to the PBP using your UW Net ID and password
    • Select the ‘Next’ button.
    • Rank and bid on your preferred courses.
  7. Check the status of your bids.
    • After you submit your bids, you may see the status of your bids relative to other bids.
    • You may also see the bid statistics for all courses by going to the next tab.
  8. Adjusting your bids.
    • You may log in to the PBP and change your bids as often as you would like throughout the bidding period, though be advised that in tie-breaker situations, the time stamp of your final submission will be used.
  9. Bid Results
    • A  few days after bidding closes, you may log in to the PBP and view your bid results. For the specific date and time bid results are available, check the Evening MBA Registration Calendar.
  10. Review the instructions for finalizing your elective registration.

Notes on the Bidding Portal

  • The lowest valid bid is one point – a bid of zero will be discarded by the PBP.
  • The PBP does not recognize time conflicts between courses.
  • The time stamp of a submitted bid is used as a tie-breaker, which gives an advantage to students who submit their bids early.

Problems or questions about registration? Contact [email protected].

Each quarter students are assigned bid points; the number of points correlates to the number of elective courses you plan to take. You will allocate these points to your course preferences. For Autumn Quarter the following point guidelines will be used:

Evening MBA Class of 2021
  • 50 points for 8-10 elective course credits (maximum number of credits you can be awarded during bidding)
  • 25 points for 4-6 elective course credits
  • 15 points for 2 elective course credits
Evening MBA Class of 2022
  • Not eligible to participate in pre-registration bidding until Spring 2021.
Elective courses that are offered in both the evening and the daytime, Evening MBA students have priority into the evening section and Full-Time MBA students have priority into the daytime section. For elective courses that are offered only once during the academic year (either in the evening or daytime), there is no priority given to either student group. Autumn 2020 bidding priorities are listed here.

Entrepreneurship Certificate Courses

Below are the required certificate courses offered in Autumn Quarter:

  • ENTRE 509: Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • ENTRE 510: Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • ENTRE/MKTG 555: Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • ENTRE/FIN 557: Entrepreneurial Finance

MBA Electives Excluded from the Bidding Process

  • Angel Investing, Board Fellows, and Foster Research Partners: By application only. Students selected for the 2020-2021 academic year will be registered by the MBA Program Office.
  • Independent Study is not included in the bidding process. See the Independent Study webpage for details. Please adhere to the registration deadlines.
  • Non-MBA Courses are not part of the bidding process. Permission required. If you are considering courses outside of the MBA Program, please read the policies relating to Non-MBA Courses.
As you decide to bid for various elective courses, you may use the Autumn Quarter 2019 Bid Range Report to help you determine how many points you wish to bid. This report details the status of the course as of the end of bidding and the range of bids for students who successfully got into each course.