Campus, Facilities, and Technology

The College of Business is located in the Fairlane Center South building on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.

Our modern facilities include classrooms with regularly updated technologies, computer labs for student learning and research, and the Bloomberg Finance Lab, our financial learning laboratory, which simulates a real-world trading floor.

Bring Your Own Device

The College of Business uses a "Bring Your Own Device" instructional model for graduate education. We recommend all graduate business students purchase a laptop computer that meets the following "Bring Your Own Device" specifications. Laptops are required in several courses, each of which is noted each semester in the College's graduate Course Schedule.  

Windows Laptop Specifications

Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: Intel i7 Quad Core
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 500 GB SSD (min 75 GB free space)
Video Output: DisplayPort or HDMI
Wireless: IEEE 802.11ac that supports WPA2 security
Optional Extras: CD/DVD-RW Combo Drive or external add-on equivalent for course material; Webcam for conference capability

Mac Laptop Specifications

Operating System: macOS Sierra v10.12
Processor: Dual-core or more, 2 GHz or faster
Memory: 8 GB
Hard Drive: 512 GB SSD (min 75 GB free space)
Software: VirtualBox, Fusion, or Parallels, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365
Video Output: Mini DisplayPort or HDMI
Wireless: IEEE 802.11ac that supports WPA2 security
Optional Extras: CD/DVD-RW Combo Drive or external add-on equivalent for course material; Webcam for conference capability; Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter

COB courses require the use of a Windows PC environment to use supporting software while in class and at home. Any student choosing to use an Apple computer for course work will need to install and support a virtual Windows environment on their laptop (VirtualBox, Fusion, or Parallels).

Where To Buy

Tech Shop (formerly Computer Showcase)

UM-Dearborn COB students can take advantage of great deals on laptops, mobile devices and software (includes Fusion and Parallels for Mac) through the U-M campus technology store.

Free Downloads

Microsoft  - Office 365 and Windows 10

Virus Protection - Windows / Mac

Virtual Software - VirtualBox


Retailers and online vendors may provide computer packages at prices competitive to the Computer Showcase. If you choose to buy elsewhere, it is a good idea to make sure your vendor provides:

  • Some kind of money back guarantee
  • Warranty of at least 1 year (3 years is preferred)
  • Preference to vendors who offer on-site or next-day support with the longest warranty. Stay with recognized brand names when selecting computer systems and components.

Computer Lab Hours

The College of Business provides information, technology, and support services to enable and enhance effective teaching and learning at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. There is a computer lab located in 138 FCN this is available for student use.

138 FCN COB/CEHHS Computer Lab

Monday-Thursday: 10:00-9:00 PM

Friday: 10:00-5:00 PM

Bloomberg Finance Lab: Open Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM


The following software is available on the computers in our classrooms and computer labs.

Available Software
  • AppsAnywere - Items available on AppsAnywhere.
  • Adobe Reader  
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Tableau
  • VLC
  • WinSCP
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project

Student Printing

UPrint is a printing service available to students throughout the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  Each term, registered students are allocated a 500-page printing quota using University printers.  Students may easily purchase additional printing, if necessary, at a reasonable cost.

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