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Advising Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about Academic Advising or the College of Business? We have answers to the most frequently asked questions our advisors receive.

Q: What is CoBA?

A:  College of Business Administration is home to degrees in accounting, business administration, and information systems and technology. Emphasis areas within Business Administration include finance, international business, management, marketing, and supply chain & analytics.

Q : Are there programs that can be completed online?

A: Yes! Our BSBA, Cybersecurity: Information Systems & Technology, and emphasis areas in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management can be completed 100% online.

Q: Does COBA have any scholarships?

A: Yes! We offer many scholarships for our students!

Q: Are there student organizations in COBA?

A: Yes! The College of Business offers many clubs and organizations related to our business majors: Student Organizations | UMSL

Q: Does COBA grant credit for "life experience?"

A: No, we do not offer any credits for life experience or previous employment.

Q: I have an academic advisor?

A: All undergraduate students at UMSL are assigned to a staff advisor according to their academic major. See your advisor!

Q: How can I book an appointment with my advisor?

A: Book an appointment or call (314) 516-5888

Q: How do I get my class schedule?

A: You and your academic advisor will work together to map out your courses. Once a plan is completed, you can follow these steps to add your courses. Be sure to reach out to your advisor with any questions you may have and at the intervals suggested in the Advising Syllabus.

Q: Is there a deadline for adding and dropping courses?

A: Yes! Be sure to check the deadlines found here Enroll/Add/Drop/Change/Withdraw

Q: What is a DARS and where do I find one?

A: MyDegree Login (How to run a degree audit video)

Q: How can I find out more about internships?

A: Find out more about internships

Q: What can I do with my degree?:

A: Visit our Career Services page

Q: The dog ate my schedule! Where can I find it again?

A: On your MyView Student Center page

Q: How do I drop a class?

A: Drop a Class from your schedule in MyView

Q: How do I complete a grade modification?

A: You request a grade modification via your academic advisor.

Q: Can I change my major?

A: Yes! You can change your degree by meeting with your advisor.

Q: Are there educational resources available to assist me?

A: Yes! See just a few through the links below.

Campus Calendar

Computing Lab Locations


New Student Programs and Orientation

Student Government

Student Organizations

Student Services

The Current - Student Newspaper

The U - UMSL Student Radio

Veterans Center

Q: How do I apply for Graduation?

A: Learn how to apply for graduation through My View!

Q: What is the 4220 Assessment exam?

A: UMSL Business Assessment Test Mystery Unveiled

Q: My major is not correct on the Graduation Application. What should I do?

A: Reach out to your academic advisor to have your records updated.

Q: Can I double major?

A: Yes! Students can double major and or double emphasis with most areas in business.