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.

Business Experiential Learning Lab (BELL)

Bring Your Own Device

Continuing through 2018 the College of Business is transitioning to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) instructional model for graduate education. We recommend all graduate students purchase a laptop computer.

Students in DS 570, 630, 631, 632, 633 and OM 665 must bring their own laptops to class. These and any additional courses requiring a laptop are noted each semester in the College's graduate course schedules.

Purchasing Your Laptop

Follow these recommendations when purchasing a new laptop. 

  • 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

  • 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 Computer Showcase.

  • Free Downloads

    Microsoft  - Office 365 and Windows 10

    Virus Protection - Windows / Mac

    Virtual Software - VirtualBox

  • Retail

    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. Two computer labs, located at 191 FCS and 138 FCN, are 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
    • Adobe XI reader
    • Dia
    • EditPlus
    • Expressions Web 2
    • Firefox
    • Flash and shockwave
    • Freemind
    • Gimp
    • Inkscape
    • 7 Zip
    • Java JDK and JRE
    • Mathematica
    • Metapad
    • Microsoft Forefront 2010
    • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Minitab
    • Notepad ++
    • Open Office
    • Oracle client 11
    • Phstat 3
    • Project 2013
    • Putty
    • Quicktime
    • SPSS
    • Visio 2013
    • WinSCP

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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