Every class in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business requires computer access for course related activities, which may include, but is not limited to assignment write-ups, web resource access, Blackboard access, video conferencing and online exams.
All fully-online classes in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business require a laptop (students in the Online BBA Cyber Security degree program may use either a desktop or laptop).
Because a laptop is an academic requirement for all Carlos Alvarez College of Business students, students can make a one-time request to increase financial aid to support the purchase.
For more information contact a One Stop counselor with questions.
Please review the minimum requirements below. If you currently own a laptop, please make sure that your device meets these standards.
|Processor: Intel® Core™ i7|
|RAM: 16 GB|
|Webcam (internal or external), speaker and microphone|
|Windows 10 Professional operating system|
|Additional Requirement: reliable broadband internet connection|
Classes listed here as “requiring laptops every semester” have additional requirements — laptops that you can bring to class, laptops with technical capabilities specified in this laptop requirement policy, administrator level access to a laptop to do advanced computing activities, etc. Individual instructors will identify course and semester specific requirements (e.g., the requirement to bring a laptop to a physical classroom). Students should not wait until the start of the semester to get laptops with the required specifications.
Note: The college cannot support or take responsibility for software installations on non-Windows machines.