Spring Registration is Looming! Academic Open House This Wednesday

Spring 2014 Registration for UIC Liautaud students begins Monday, November 4. As it is almost time to select your courses for the upcoming semester, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some helpful information to consider as you figure out what to take in the spring.  
UIC Liautaud will host an Academic Open House this Wednesday, October 30 from 4:00-5:50 in Douglas Hall 230. The event will feature faculty from accounting, finance, IDS, and managerial studies. The faculty will present on some of the featured courses for the spring semester, and students will have the opportunity to talk informally with faculty after the presentations to learn more about their area of interest. Academic advisers will also be present to answer any registration or degree requirement questions.  
All students are strongly encouraged to attend our Academic Open House! Current students can RSVP by logging into the Inner Loop student portal and going to the "Events" tab. Prospective students are also encouraged to attend this event to learn more about Liautaud course offerings; if you are a prospective student interested in attending, please email me directly.  
For MBA students entering their second or later semester, this is an important time to start thinking about your chosen concentration and the courses you need to take. If you would like to discuss the various concentration options available to you, please schedule an advising appointment!  You can schedule the appointment by logging in at the Inner Loop portal. Remember to sign in with your netid and password. Advisers are available to meet with you in person, via phone, or via Skype - whatever is most convenient for you.
You can access spring 2014 course information through the Class Schedule Search in the http://my.uic.edu portal. The my.UIC portal contains the most up-to-date information about the next semester's course offerings. However, the Liautaud staff has also put together individual program schedules for MBA, MIS, MRE, and MSA students - these schedules allow students to see at-a-glance which courses count toward which parts of their degree and/or concentrations.  To access these schedules, current students can log into the Inner Loop portal and go to the "Resource" tab (login with your netid/password).
If you have any questions about registration, or about UIC Liautaud courses in general, please do not hesitate to contact me.  James Brown is also available for advising and any questions you have. We are both here to help and look forward to working with you on your registration!