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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 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 i5 processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)

Recommended Hardware Specs:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor
  • 16GB of RAM
  • 256GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD)

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. 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 234 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: