Neeley Computer Policy

The Neeley School of Business prides itself on providing a first class education that prepares students for success when they enter the world of business. Part of this means being acutely aware of what employers are looking for when our students graduate. While there are many computer options available on the market, we have found that the majority of companies and businesses continue to operate on a PC platform. In addition, many of the business school textbooks are also written exclusively for a PC.

Because of these key factors, the Neeley School of Business will now be requiring all students to have a PC laptop or notebook computer. Please understand that an Apple/Mac computer with PC software is not the same as a computer based on a PC platform (e.g. Dell, Samsung, etc.) as students will notice critical differences in keystrokes and other functions that are taught in class.

Please review the chart below to view the recommended minimum PC laptop or notebook requirements:

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Windows 10

Productivity Tools

Microsoft Office:
Office 365 or Office 2016 Access to Microsoft online and ability to download and install Microsoft for free  

Processor Type

MINIMUM:  Core i5 or i7 Processor


MINIMUM:            8 GB RAM

Hard Drive

MINIMUM:            250 GB
RECOMMENDED:   250 or 500 GB SSD (Solid State Drive)

Virus and Spyware Protection Software

Sophos Antivirus is provided by the University. For software and instructions please visit  A free version of Sophos is available for all students and can be downloaded from