Computer Requirements for Business Students


OLE MISS IT - COMPUTER RECOMMENDATIONS

MIS Majors

Undergraduate MIS majors are required to have a notebook computer that is in good working condition and with sufficient processing power and memory to run current versions of Microsoft Office and other graphics-intensive and processing-intensive software. This computer should be a PC and not a Mac. It must have wireless Internet access.


Other Undergraduate Students

All other undergraduate business majors are strongly encouraged, but not required, to have a personal computer of some sort that is capable of running current versions of Microsoft Office. Since all of the Conner/Holman complex and most of the campus has wireless Internet access, a notebook computer is likely to be the best choice for most students.


MBA Students

All students are required to have a portable computer when they begin the online MBA program. The computer should be up-to-date and able to run the most current version of Microsoft Office, which is also required. Students should assure themselves that service and support would be available from the vendor, as any down time will be detrimental to class performance. A personal printer is also very helpful but not required. PCs are recommended as software in the statistics class is not available for Macs.


Doctoral Students

Business doctoral are required to have a personal computer with sufficient processing power and memory to run current versions of Microsoft Office. Students may elect to have a desktop computer, although a notebook computer is recommended. The computer should have wireless Internet access capability and be a PC rather than a Mac. Doctoral students will use this computer constantly, and downtime will be a serious problem. Therefore, the computer should be covered with a good on-site service contract that includes the Oxford area.