Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM)


Registration period for electives

Courses in the spring semester: Register 1-5 November
Courses in the autumn semester: Register 1-5 May 

Various types of electives

GMM-students have the option to choose electives during their studies. In your academic regulations, you  can see when you have elective courses.

According to your academic regulations (2020) your electives are placed on your 6th semester (30 ECTS). You have to choose 20 ECTS within one of the following areas; digital business strategy or innovation management. The remaining 10 ECTS are not bound to specific areas.

Due to the various types of electives, this means that you can choose between the following options: 

Pre-approval of courses
If you wish to attend courses outside your programme/university you must apply for a pre-approval well in advance. In the following link you can find information about applying for pre-approval of courses from other studies.

Overview of elective courses

Before you register for any courses, please check whether the classes or exam dates for the courses in question overlap. You can do this through the course clusters or by manually checking for any overlapping classes or exams in the timetables.

Course clusters:

The timetables and exam schedules have been configured to ensure that no classes and/or exams overlap within the course clusters, but it is possible to encounter overlapping classes and/or exams between courses from different course clusters.

You are free to select courses from the course cluster that best suits your study programme.

Elective courses from different course clusters:

If you want to register for courses from different course clusters, please be highly aware that you risk having classes or exams that overlap. Before you register for courses from different course clusters, please check for:

  • Overlapping classes in 
  • Overlapping exams in the exam schedule 

If you have to attend a compulsory course along with your elective course, you also have to remember to check for any overlaps between the compulsory course and the elective course. You can also check compulsory courses in

After the deadline for registration, there may unfortunately still be changes to the timetable that will cause  an overlap of teaching and/or exams.

Please be aware that your registration is binding.

Step-by-step guide to registration

  1. Please find the elective courses offered on your degree programme in the AU course catalogue . You can limit your search by selecting “degree programme” and “period”.
  2. Please select which courses you wish to register for. Your registration is binding. This means that you will not be able to cancel or change your registration for elective courses once the deadline for registration has expired, unless you apply for and are granted a dispensation from the board of studies.
  3. Please log on to – find a direct link to the student self-service system (STADS) – register for courses.  Go to -> ‘Courses’ -> ‘Register’. Here you will find a registration form with a list of your course options.
  4. You should only register for the number of courses you wish to take. If you are registered for Summer University courses, credit modules at another educational institution or an exchange programme, you should only register for the number of courses you will attend at your own degree programme in the next semester.
  5. Please select “1” for each course you wish to register for.
  6. The allocation of elective courses is final by 22 May 2024. Check your registrations in the student self-service system STADS under ‘Classes - show registrations and cancellations’. There may be changes in the allocation of elective courses right up to 22 May 2024. For example, if you Initially, registered for three elective courses, and you can now only see two elective courses in the registration list, you were not allocated a place on all desired elective courses in the first period of registration. You can register for a third elective course in the second registration period.
  7. The second registration period takes place from 23 - 26 May. Here you will be able to register for courses with vacant places. When the allocation of courses is final you can check your registrations in the STADS self-service. If you have not received a place after the second registration period, please contact your study administrator by e-mail: or 

Cancelling elective courses

All students who have been registered for their selected courses are bound by their choice. This means that you will not be able to cancel or change your registration for elective courses once the deadline for registration has expired, and the elective course is a binding part of your study programme.  

If you are registered for a course, you can only withdraw from this registration if instead, the semester in question are to be used for: 

  • Project-based internship
  • Exchange
  • Admission as a visiting student at other study programmes/educational institutions

Dispensation to cancel registration 

If none of the above reasons for cancellation apply to you, the board of studies can grant you permission to withdraw from or change elective courses, but only if exceptional circumstances exist and are deemed to impact your ability to complete the course. You apply for dispensation via