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Business school graduates are expected to be proficient in the use of information technology. To support this goal, all students enrolled in the Grossman School of Business 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 2019 with Access, Visio 2019
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
  • Mac computers: Access and Visio are not available for MacOS. To access these programs from a Mac you will need to install the VMware Horizon client and connect to the Virtual GSB Lab, a virtual Windows desktop running GSB required software.

Apple portable computers are supported but they must have:

  • A minimum of 80GB free space

Minimum Required Hardware Specs (PC or Mac):

  • Intel Core i5 processor, 10th-generation (2019) quad-core processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Built-In or USB Webcam

Recommended Hardware Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor, 10th-generation (2019) or 11th-generation (2020) quad-core processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 512GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)
  • Built-In or USB Webcam

The Grossman 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. Contact the UVM Tech Team at (802) 656-2939 for any warranty repair service of Apple devices or Dell PCs. While GSB 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 Grossman School of Business participates in the student portion of Microsoft's Campus Agreement which allows us to use the most current Microsoft software applications (Windows 10, Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc.). This agreement allows us to roll out upgrades on personally owned student computers. If you need computing or software help, visit https://www.uvm.edu/it/kb/contact, email helpline@uvm.edu, or call the helpline at 802-656-2604.

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: sfs@uvm.edu.