Rady Advising

Rady Undergraduate Advisors are available to help students plan their Rady minor courses as well as answer any questions about enrolling into MGT courses. 

Walk-in Advising

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Otterson Hall, 2nd floor, Undergrad Programs Suite 2E008
Coming from Ridgewalk, the building on the right side of the courtyard before the main staircase into the Rady Courtyard. 

Students may also schedule an in-person appointment with an Advisor through the VAC. Please propose a day and time outside of our walk-in advising hours in the request. 

Online Advising

Current UCSD students:
Please submit your questions via the VAC. An advisor will respond in 1-3 business days.

Students can also schedule virtual appointments with advisors through UC San Diego Zoom. Please send a VAC message to request more information. 

Non-UCSD students:
Email us at undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu.

See our 2019-2020 Course Offerings!

The UC San Diego’s Academic Senate is allowing a one-time exception on the P/NP grade limit to exempt all P/NP courses taken during Spring 2020 from the 25% limit on the number of UCSD units that undergraduate students are allowed to complete on a P/NP basis.  In addition, Rady Undergraduate Programs is allowing P/NP grading for courses taken Spring Quarter 2020 to fulfill the Accounting, Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Supply Chain minor requirements. This update should be automatically reflected on your degree audit. If it is not, please send us a VAC message and we will update the course.

For more information about our minor programs, please visit the program page for details about the minor declaration process and course requirements. 

 


General information

Programs

Is there a Business Administration major at UCSD?

UCSD does not offer a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. However, students interested in Business have the option of completing a major in general areas of interest and complement them with a business, accounting, entrepreneurship and innovation, or supply chain minor. Rady also collaborates with two departments on campus to offer a "business-related" major in International Studies International Business (ISP) and Business Psychology (Psych)

The International Studies Program, in coordination with the Rady School, also offers an International Studies - International Business major. Students interested in pursuing this major should contact the International Studies Program for more information. Details relating to the major requirements can be found on their website.
The Psychology Department, in coordination with the Rady School, also offers a Business Psychology Major. Students interested in pursuing this major should contact the Psychology Program for more information. Details relating to the major requirements can be found on their website

Do I need to apply to The Rady Undergraduate Programs?

The Rady School is a department within UC San Diego and does not have a separate admissions process.  Any admitted undergraduate student can take undergraduate classes at Rady.  We offer a minor in entrepreneurship, business, supply chain, and accounting, but we do not offer a business major. Please see the general UCSD admissions website for information about admissions requirements

How do I declare the Accounting, Business, Supply Chain, or Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor?

You can watch an instructional video about declaring here:

The Accounting, Business, Supply Chain and Entrepreneurship & Innovation minors are open to all UC San Diego students from most majors and any college. Please consult with your college academic advisor before declaring a minor in order to ensure that you will not exceed the maximum unit limitation by pursuing a minor.

You can declare the Accounting, Business, Supply Chain, or Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor using the Major/Minor tool on Tritonlink. The minors are listed as “M070- Accounting,” “M074- Business,” "M077 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation," and "RS25 - Supply Chain." There is no application process and you can declare at any time. You do not need to declare before you start taking the classes. When asked for the subject code, use “MGT.” For the institution, use UC San Diego (or the name of the community college if you took a course there). For course code, list the course number (for example 5, 131A, 131B, etc.). For the business minor electives, you should list the electives you plan to take. List all of the classes you have taken toward the minor and all of the classes you still plan to take for the minor. However, you may change your electives later on and do not need department approval to do so. 

Sample Business Minor Declaration Form
Sample Accounting Minor Declaration Form
Sample Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor Declaration Form

A maximum of two lower-division courses can be applied toward the minor.  Students must take all required courses for a letter grade, earn a C- or better, and earn an overall minor GPA of 2.0 or better to satisfy the minor requirements.

Note: Students pursuing the International Studies - International Business major cannot declare a Business Minor, Supply Chain or Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor as there is too much overlap between required courses. However, students can declare the Accounting Minor while pursuing the International Studies - International Business major.

Which is better, an accounting minor, business minor, supply chain minor, or entrepreneurship & innovation minor?

One minor is not better than the other – how you intend to use your degree is a more important consideration. Use the Career Services Center as a resource when considering your career path.

How do I purchase a course reader?

The required course reader for your class is provided via Inclusive Access (IA). Inclusive Access is a program designed in collaboration with the Bookstore, instructors, and publishers to provide instant access to course materials on Day 1 of class to enrolled & waitlisted students of an inclusive access course. The IA program is able to offer the lowest market price on course materials due to the increased buy-in from students and the reduction of production/distribution costs by utilizing digital over print course materials. As a student, you have the choice to OPT-OUT/OPT-IN of this program up until the Add/Drop deadline of the course. If your class is an inclusive access course, all enrolled & waitlisted students will receive notification and reminder emails regarding their opt-out deadline. If a student chooses to remain in the program and does not opt-out, the Bookstore will charge your student account the inclusive access price after the Add/Drop deadline.

If you have additional questions, on billing or Inclusive Access, please email the Inclusive Access team at textbooks@ucsd.edu or contact the campus bookstore at 858-534-4557.

For more information on the digital inclusive program, click here.

A printed copy of the course pack can be purchased directly from the publisher on this site, click here. Type/Select “University of California – San Diego – Rady School” to purchase your instructor’s course reader as a paperback copy.

Can I do more than one minor at Rady?

Yes, students may pair the Accounting minor with any other minor at Rady. Econ/MGT 4: Financial Accounting and MGT 5: Managerial Accounting may be applied toward both minors. However, upper-division courses may not overlap between two minors. Please consult with your college academic advisor before declaring either minor in order to ensure that you will not exceed the maximum unit limitation by pursuing two minors.

 


Grading & Course Credit

Can I take classes for my minor Pass/No Pass?

No. All courses taken for the Rady undergraduate minors must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn at least a C- in each course used for the minor.

For the Business Minor, you may take MGT3/MATH10A/MATH20A Pass/No Pass to fulfill the math prerequisite for MGT181 Enterprise Finance. However, you should first ensure that you do not need to take this course for a letter grade for a major or general education requirement.

Does a D count as a passing grade for my minor?

Passing is considered a C- (C minus) or better. Grades of D or F are not accepted for the minor. 

Can I overlap classes to fulfill both my major or general education and minor requirements?

Lower-division classes can apply to both your major and your minor. A maximum of two upper-division courses (up to 8 units) can apply to both your major and your minor. If you have taken classes applicable to both your major and minor and overlapping credit is not showing on your degree audit, then please contact our department advisors via the VAC.

How many lower-division classes can I take toward my minor?

A maximum of two lower-division classes can be applied toward the minor. For the business minor, MGT4/ECON4 and MGT5 can count together as one lower division class in lieu of MGT45: Principles of Accounting. 

I have taken classes outside UCSD, will my courses transfer?

Each minor program has specific policies in regards to course transferability. Check out your individual program here:
Accounting 
Business Minor
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Supply Chain

Will courses from a community college count toward the minors?

Many courses from the community college will count as lower-division course work at UC San Diego. For information about which courses from the California community colleges will transfer as equivalent to a UCSD course, please visit www.assist.org.

Note: Community college classes from outside of California can be petitioned for credit with the Rady Petition Form. ECON4/MGT4: Financial Accounting must be petitioned through the Economics Department. For our department, all community college courses are considered lower division. 

A class I took for my minor isn't correctly displaying its credit on my degree audit. What should I do?

Some approved minor courses will not always display automatically on your degree audit. For example, a relatively new elective course for the business minor will usually have to be added to your degree audit manually. If an approved course you took is not displaying in the appropriate section of your degree audit, please contact an advisor through the VAC to correct the issue. Please note: You will need to be a declared minor in order for advisors to assist you with this or similar issues.

Enrolling in Rady Courses

How do I sign up for Rady undergraduate courses?

Use WebReg on TritonLink to sign up. Our courses have the subject code "MGT" in front of them.

Who can take Rady’s undergraduate courses?

Rady undergraduate courses (MGT 100-199) are open to all UC San Diego undergrad and graduate students. In order to enroll in an undergraduate course offered at the Rady School, you would first need to be accepted by the University of California, San Diego. For more information about UC San Diego Admission, please visit https://tritonlink.ucsd.edu/portal/site/prospective-students/

I am on a waitlist for a class. What are my chances of enrolling?

The enrollment and waitlist system at UCSD is completely automated and we cannot predict your chances of getting into a class. We cannot allow more students to enroll than there are chairs in the classroom, so the enrollment capacity cannot be increased. The waitlists close Thursday of the 2nd full week of classes at 10:00 PM. If you do not get a seat, Friday of the 2nd week of classes is your last day to enroll in another class that does not have a waitlist. Rady does not allow late adds after the 2nd week of class.

I'm having problems registering for a Rady (MGT) class because of prerequisites, but I know I have completed them. What can I do?

There may be problems with the enrollment system recognizing your prerequisite courses and we may be able to help. UCSD students should contact our department advisors via the VAC and non-UCSD students should email undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu and include your name, PID#, and the class(es) for which you are having problems registering. Instructors cannot help you enroll.

Can I enroll in upper-division MGT courses without 90 passed quarter units or upper-division standing?

Yes. Students who have 75 completed units are eligible to request enrollment into upper-division classes (MGT 100-199) for the following quarter. You must meet all pre-requisites for the class enrollment requests and students can submit their request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).
We welcome UC Education Abroad Program Students in Rady courses so long as they meet the prerequisites (if any). That said, WebReg may prevent EAP students from enrolling in our courses due to the upper-division (junior/senior) standing requirement. UCEAP students who wish to enroll in Rady courses should submit an Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) request for the courses they would like to enroll in. 

Does Rady accept late-add cards?

No. All UCSD students must register online via WebReg by Friday of Week 2 (the add deadline).

International Business Major FAQ's

I have a question about the requirements for my International Studies - International Business Major, can you help me?

Rady does not advise for the IS-IB major, and any questions in regards to fulfilling major requirements should be directed to the International Studies Advisor. You can find information on their website or make an appointment with an advisor.

I have completed all of my major requirements, but I don’t have upper-division standing. Can I take Rady’s Management Upper Division Courses for my major requirements?

Yes. Students who have 75 in-progress or completed units are eligible to request enrollment into upper-division classes (MGT 100+) for the following quarter. You must meet all pre-requisites for the class enrollment requests and students can submit their request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy). However, please remember that authorization will only be allowed if there is still space available in the course after junior, senior and priority students with upper-division standing have completed their enrollment. 

I need to take a class to graduate, but it is full. Can you help me enroll?

Unfortunately, we are unable to bypass the waiting list to allow you to enroll. Oftentimes class sizes are limited by the sheer size of the room.

Can I complete a minor in supply chain, entrepreneurship, or business with the IS-IB major?

The Business, Supply Chain, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation minors cannot be declared with an IS-IB major. 

Can I complete CPA requirements with an IS-IB major?

CPA requirements are not about what your major is; instead, it is about what courses you have taken and if you have fulfilled the prerequisites for either the exam or the license. While Rady does not provide transcript review for CPA, we are happy to review your self-assessment and recommend courses that may help you fulfill your requirements. To learn more about the requirements visit our CPA Resource Page.

 

Can Rady review my Study Abroad classes for equivalency?

Rady only reviews the following classes for Study Abroad equivalency: MGT 5, MGT 103, MGT 164, MGT 166, MGT 181, and MGT 187. Rady will only review for direct equivalency and we will look for classes that cover the same core objectives and same academic rigor as our courses at UCSD. For equivalency review, please provide us with the following:

  • EAP identification information: Includes the course number, name, units, and whether the course is upper division or lower division. This information can be found in the EAP Course Catalog: https://myeap.eap.ucop.edu/Galileo/service/coursecatalog/Coursecatalog.aspx
  • Current syllabus for the course. If you are abroad, taking a course that is pre-requisite for another course such as MGT 181, please make sure you contact us during your registration period.
  • The major department, the International Studies Program, will review Disciplinary Focus Electives. Please note that the Department of Economics reviews all petitions for equivalency to ECON4/ MGT4: Financial Accounting (for study abroad and transfer credit).

Business Psychology Major FAQ's

Where can I go for advising about the Business Psychology Major?

Rady does not advise for the Business Psychology major requirements. Any questions in regards to fulfilling requirements should be directed to the Psychology department. You can find information on their website regarding their advising times.

 For assistance planning your Rady courses and questions about enrollment in MGT courses, please send a message through the Virtual Advising Center. During your major planning process with your major advisor, we recommend you reference our tentative class schedule for our tentative course offerings.

I have completed all of my major requirements, but I don’t have upper-division standing. Can I take Rady’s Management Upper Division courses for my major requirements?

Yes. Students who have 75 in-progress or completed units are eligible to request enrollment into upper-division classes (MGT 100+) for the following quarter. You must meet all pre-requisites for the class enrollment requests and student can submit their request through the Enrollment Authorization System (EASy).

 

I need to take a class to graduate, but it is full. Can you help me enroll?

Unfortunately, we are unable to bypass the waiting list to allow students to enroll in a course. Oftentimes class sizes are limited by the size of the room. If a particular course is required for graduation, students can submit a Rady Student Petition to request enrollment. 

Can I complete a minor in Business, Supply Chain or Entrepreneurship & Innovation with the Business Psychology major?

Students cannot declare the business, supply chain or entrepreneurship and innovation minor with the Business Psychology major. Business Psychology students are allowed to declare the Accounting minor. 

I wish to enroll in a class for which I have not yet met the prerequisites. Can I bypass the requirements and/or take them concurrently?

Rady enforces prerequisites for all MGT courses. If there are extraordinary circumstances that prevent you from taking a prerequisite, you may submit a petition to our office to take the classes concurrently. Please note that these exceptions are rare and will be granted at the discretion of the department. 

I am a transfer student and I have completed business courses at a community college level. Can I count any of these courses towards my Business Psychology major?

You can transfer in business classes from your community college that are equivalent in content as our lower-division courses at Rady. The lower-division classes required from Rady for the business psychology minor are:

MGT 3: Quantitative Methods in Business
MGT 5: Managerial Accounting
MGT 16: Personal Ethics at Work
MGT 18: Managing Diverse Teams
MGT 52: Tests and Measurement in the Workplace

If you have taken courses that are similar to the courses listed above, please contact us to review your courses once you have enrolled as a UCSD student

Most Managerial Accounting classes have equivalencies that can be found on assist.org.

I am a prospective applicant for the Business Psychology Major at UCSD. How can I make sure I take the pre-major requirements while I am in my Community College?

If you wish to get a head start with your business courses while you are enrolled in your community college, you may request a preliminary review of the course you will be taking. Please note that community college courses can only be considered as lower division, and they cannot count as equivalencies for MGT courses numbered 100 and above.

To request a preliminary review for MGT course equivalencies only, please email the syllabus for the class to undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu. Make sure you clearly state your name, the institution that you are taking the course in, as well your year of application to UCSD. Please allow 2-3 weeks for review. It is your responsibility to keep records of your pre-approval for the final approval process if you are accepted into UCSD.

Can Rady review my Study Abroad courses for equivalency?

Rady will only review for direct equivalency of MGT courses. This means we will look for classes that cover the same core objectives and have the same academic rigor as our courses at UCSD Rady.  For equivalency review, please provide us with the following:

If you are abroad, taking a course that is pre-requisite for another course such as MGT 181, please make sure you contact us during your registration period. You will have to be manually preauthorized.  

Please note that the Department of Economics reviews all petitions for equivalency to ECON4/ MGT4: Financial Accounting (for study abroad and transfer credit).


Beyond Undergrad...

Are Rady’s undergraduate courses a requirement for a Rady graduate program?

Taking undergraduate courses at Rady is not required for admission to Rady’s Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Finance, or Master of Professional Accountancy program. Undergraduate course work will not count toward graduate credit. However, a Rady minor may help with your application to a Rady grad program. 

Which specific majors/minors are required for MBA admission?

The Rady School and most other business schools accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds. The Rady School welcomes applications from undergraduates who have excelled academically and personally and who can articulate their reasons for continuing directly to the MBA program. Please review the MBA Admissions site regarding "Direct to Rady for Exceptional Undergrads" admission.  Undergraduate majors in science or engineering or technical disciplines are particularly relevant to the Rady School’s emphasis, but these are by no means the only majors we consider

Where can I get more information about the CPA exam and the requirements?

Please review the CPA Exam Applicant Handbook and the CPA Licensing Applicant Handbook published by the California Board of Accountancy for information for first–time applicants.

Find specific information about subjects required under the education requirements on the CPA Board's Tip Sheet. While reviewing the tip sheet, note that semester and quarter units are weighted differently (semester units x 1.5 = quarter units). More information about meeting the CPA educational requirements can be found on the CPA Resources page of Rady's Accounting Minor site. 

What portions of the CPA Education requirements can I satisfy at UCSD?

Find specific information about subjects required under the education requirements on the CPA Board's Tip Sheet. While reviewing the tip sheet, note that semester and quarter units are weighted differently(semester units x 1.5 = quarter units).

24 semester/ 36 quarter units of Accounting - The accounting minor + the two optional accounting electives will satisfy this portion of the requirements.

24 semester/ 36 quarter units of Business - Business classes offered at Rady and many classes offered by Economics, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and other departments at UC San Diego will satisfy this portion of the requirements.

20 semester/ 30 quarter additional units of Accounting – A portion of these requirements may be met by completing additional business subject courses, other courses relevant to business, academic internships or independent studies. However, a minimum of 6 semester/ 9 quarter units must be in accounting subjects. UCSD Rady offers enough optional accounting electives to meet the minimum of 9 additional quarter units in accounting study. Additional course work can be completed by obtaining a Masters Degree in Accounting, by taking additional courses at a community college or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.

10 semester/ 15 quarter units of Ethics - Consider taking Rady's ethics courses to meet the minimum requirement of 15 quarter units: MGT16 Personal Ethics at Work, MGT164: Business and Organizational Leadership, MGT166 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, and MGT146: Ethics in Accounting (4 quarter units each). Additional courses may be offered by other departments at UCSD, or at a community college or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.

150 semester /225 quarter overall units of education - UCSD has a maximum unit limitation of 200 for most students. Speak with your college advisor to determine what your unit limit is.

There is no course overlap permitted between sections.

Can you tell me which classes I’ve taken meet the CPA Education Requirements?

Unfortunately, the State Board does not publish a list which shows which college courses are approved to satisfy their requirements and will not discuss an applicant’s coursework unless they have a current application on file. Each applicant must use their best judgment to determine whether their courses meet the CPA board’s requirements before applying.