University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Technology Requirements

UCCS utilizes a state of the art platform for delivering vibrant online learning content, while maintaining modest computing requirements.  Please ensure that your system meets the following technical requirements.  More information can be found at


  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP is a company that can provide you with the software necessary for getting onto the Internet.
  • A broadband internet connection (Cable/DSL/Satellite)
  • A personal Windows PC or Intel-based Mac computer. To take full advantage of the interactivity of the courses, the following system profiles are required:

Microsoft Windows
Windows Vista | Windows 7
2GB RAM or more
Sound card & speakers or headphones
A webcam and headphones are recommended

Mac OS X
Version 10.6 Snow Leopard or newer
Intel based Mac
2GB of RAM
Speakers or headphones

SOFTWARE (can be purchased online and downloaded using the link on the UCCS Help Desk site)

  • Microsoft Office 2007 or newer for PC users
  • Microsoft Office 2008 or newer for Mac users or know how to export to .doc, .xls and .ppt from iWork software (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
  • Adobe Reader 10


  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
  • Safari 4.0 or higher
  • Firefox 6.0 or higher


  • Headset microphone
  • Webcam

If you are considering purchasing a computer, please visit the UCCS Computing Help Desk for hardware and software discounts.

You are required to use your UCCS student e-mail account for your online course. UCCS Webmail is accessible 24/7 from any computer with a web browser.

Notice: Apple users may experience compatibility issues with the following applications:

  • Project
  • Access
  • Excel (3rd party plug-ins)

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