Welcome to the Walker College of Business Academic Advising Center

The Walker College of Business Academic Advising Center is a centralized advising center staffed by professional advisors and records specialists who serve current and prospective BSBA majors, BA-Economics majors and other students taking business courses at Appalachian State University. 

The center is located in 2126 Peacock Hall, which is just inside the Marshall A. Croom Student Services Center. 

Students can visit the center for assistance with

  • Academic planning
  • Registration assistance 
  • Senior checks  

Please review the COB Advising Handbook for further information.

Important Dates

(all dates subject to change)

Computer Proficiency Test Registration

August 1 for August 22 test date

August 15 for August 25 test date

Black and Gold Convocation
August 21

First Day of Class - Fall Term
August 22

Drop Add Period
August 22 - August 28

State Holiday - No Classes
September 4

Senior Checks
September 5 - October 19

Last Day to Drop 1st Half Semester Course
September 20

Fall Break
October 12 - 13

Last Day to Drop Full Semester Course
October 26

Early Registration
November 1 - 14

November 22 - 24

Last Day of Class
December 6



Click HERE for a more comprehensive list of changes for the 2017-2018 catalog and previous catalogs.

New Courses - Fall 2017

  • FIN 3990 (Financial Analysis using Computer Applications) - This course will be a required course in the F&B major  and the RMI major under the 2017-2018 catalog.  On previous catalogs, it can count as F&B Elective Set 2, RMI Major Elective or substitute for FIN 4660 in the F&B major core (for catalogs that require that course)

Selected Topics Business Courses - Fall 2017

  • FIN 3549 (Entrepreneurial Finance) - counts F&B Elective Set 2 (any catalog) and as elective in Advanced Entrepreneurship minor or Entrepreneurial Studies minor and as a MGT-ENT major elective (catalogs prior to 2014-2015).

2016-2017 Course Number Changes

  • CIS 4840 (Advanced Security) changed to CIS 3440 (Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures) - prereq: CIS 3840 - on demand
  • MKT 3052 changed to MKT 3215 (Professional Selling) - F/S
  • MKT 3210 changed to MKT 3285  (Retail Management) - on demand
  • MKT 3230 (Business to Business Marketing) changed to MKT 3280 (Business to Business Buyer Behavior) - F/S
  • MKT 4100 (Marketing Management) changed to MKT  4650 (Strategic Marketing Management) - F/S
  • MKT 4610 changed to MKT 3270 (Consumer Behavior) - F/S 
  • POM 3650 changed to SCM 3650 (Production and Operations Management) - F/S
Selected Topics Business Courses - Fall 2016
  • BUS 3541 (Career Achievement) - prereq: 54 earned hours - counts as COB elective and free elective
  • ECO 3530 (Game Theory) - prereq: 54 earned hours - counts as general ECO elective, COB elective and free elective
  • FIN 3545 (Tycoons, Titans and Founders) - prereq: 54 hours, COB Honors - counts as F&B Elective Set 2, RMI major elective, COB Honors course, COB elective, free elective
  • MKT 3530 (Digital Marketing) - prereq: MKT 3050 with min. grade C - counts as MKT major elective, COB elective, free elective

Selected Topics Business Courses - Spring 2017

  • HOS 3532 (Craft Beverage and Tourism - prereq: HOS 2000 - counts as HOS major elective, HOS minor elective, COB elective, free elective