Graduate Business Advising

Welcome to the Monte Ahuja College of Business Graduate Advising Center!

The Graduate Advising Center provides services to current and prospective students. The Graduate Business Advising Center serves all traditional graduate students of the Monte Ahuja College of Business regarding educational program and planning, academic advising, graduation evalulation, petition services, and scholarships.

International applicants must meet additional admission requirements. For more information, please visit the International Admissions homepage. You may also send inquiries to

Why you need advising?

Graduate students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor. An advisor will help ensure that you take the proper courses to fulfill degree requirements.

How to make an appointment?


  • Please call the Graduate Advising Center at 216.687.3730 to schedule an appointment.

Registration assistance

Do you need help enrolling for courses? The Graduate Advising Center can assist you. Send your registration requests to with the following information: 1) your 7-digit CSU student ID number, 2) department name and number [ex. MBA 602] of the course being requested, 3) class meeting days/times, 4) class section number, and 5) semester of course of offering.

Level II waivers

Prerequiste courses within Level II may be waived after departmental review. To submit a waiver request, please follow the following steps: 1) download the waiver request form for each waiver requested, 2) submit a current resume, and 3) submit transcripts. Send information to the Graduate Advising office via fax or to (contact information is located at the bottom of this page).


All students must complete a graduation application before a degree will be conferred.  Guidelines exist for graduation application procedures.  Applications may be obtained from the Graduate Advising Office in BU 219 or at Campus 411 All-in-One.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor before submitting a graduation application. 

Academic Regulations

Credit hours: in order to have full-time status, a student must register for a minimum of eight graduate credit hours

Withdrawal policy: please consult with the CSU Academic Calendar for a listing of important registration dates, including withdrawal deadlines. Please note that ALT scheduled courses have earlier dates than traditional university courses. ALT deadlines are posted in Campus Net.

Academic Standing

Academic Warning: students will be reviewed by the Graduate Programs Committee if a grade of one "F," or two grades of less than "B". Please consult the Graduate Catalog for all graduate academic regulations.


Students who have been academically dismissed from the university may petition for readmission following a one-year absence (minimum). In order to initiate such a request, an appointment with an academic advisor is required. Please contact the Graduate Advising Center for information regarding deadlines associated with this process.




For More Information
Graduate Advising Center
1860 East 18th Street- Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219
Telephone: (216) 687-3730
Fax: (216) 687-5311

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 219
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 219
1860 E. 18th Street
Cleveland,OH 44115-2214
Phone: 216.687.3730

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