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General Requirements

Business students should review all the general laptop requirements before reviewing special program requirements.

Business Requirements

The following requirements are for business majors, as well as sport management, hospitality and applied math with actuarial science concentration majors, all of which are required to take business accounting classes as part of their requirements.

New Windows System

  • Intel Core i5 Dual-core 2.50 GHz
  • Windows 10
  • 8GB RAM minimum
  • 500 GB Hard Drive or 256 SSD (solid state drive)
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Accidental Damage plan

While incoming business students may use a Mac, the School of Business operates primarily in a Windows environment, and some required software applications do not work properly in the Mac operating system. As a result, there are certain steps Mac users need to take to run software applications required by their classes.

Dual Boot for Macs

All Macbooks manufactured in the last few years have an Intel processor and can therefore be dual booted into Windows. Therefore all students enrolled in The School of Business who have Macbooks are required to have Windows 10 installed, and another application such as Boot Camp (comes free with Macbooks) or Parallels, in order to use their Mac as a Windows laptop.

New Mac System (General Use)

  • 13" MacBook Air or Pro
  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 8GB 1866MHz memory
  • 256GB PCIe flash based storage*
  • Apple Care Protection Plan

*Note: If you are considering the purchase of a MacBook Air computer it MUST have a minimum of 256GB PCIe-based flash storage.

Microsoft Office for Windows

  • Business and accounting students are required to have either Microsoft Office Professional 2016 (must have "Access" database) for Windows or a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 University (Cloud).
  • Students will be informed of other required software applications on a course by course basis.
  • Note: Mac users should not get Microsoft Office for Mac; you must get Office for Windows and run it on the dual boot.

Additional Requirements

  • Business majors are required to have an adapter that fits your laptop's graphics display output to HDMI female (preferably 6"-8" long)
  • A printer is strongly recommended to print personal material for courses and assignments; we recommend an inexpensive inkjet printer (HP or similar)