University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Mobile Computing Requirement

Business school graduates are expected to be proficient in the use of information technology. To support this goal, all students enrolled in the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont are required to own a portable computer. At a minimum, your computer must be able to run these programs:

  • Microsoft Office Professional 2013 with Access, Visio & Project 2013
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Apple portable computers are supported but they must have:
  • A minimum of 80GB free space
Minimum Required Hardware Specs (PC or Mac):
  • Intel Core i3 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Recommended Hardware Specs:
  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)
  • The School of Business provides high quality technology support for its students. We have a team of staff who can assist you with any questions you have regarding your software/hardware or use of the computer labs in Kalkin Hall. While BSAD is NOT AUTHORIZED for any warranty repair service of Apple devices and Windows PCs, we do have extensive knowledge repairing these machines. If your computer is no longer under warranty we can assist in these repairs. Even if we cannot do the repair we can give you advice on its cost, viability, etc.

    The School of Business Administration participates in the student portion of Microsoft's Campus Agreement which allows us to use the most current Microsoft software applications (Windows 8.1, Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.). This agreement allows us to roll out upgrades on personally owned student computers. Part of this program is that we charge a non-refundable per semester fee to provide students with technical support and current versions of business software. If you need computing or software help, please visit 227 Kalkin Hall, phone (802) 656-0800 or email

    The cost of a Business School required computer can be included in any Financial Aid award for which you are eligible. For more information, contact Student Financial Services by phone: (802) 656-5700 or email:

    Click Here for a list of recommended laptops (updated 6/22/2015)

    Last modified June 22 2015 03:51 PM