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 Business Experiential Learning Laboratory (BELL), our financial learning laboratory, which simulates a real-world trading floor.

Bring Your Own Device

Starting in Fall 2017 the College of Business is transitioning to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) instructional model for graduate education. Students in several graduate courses will be required to bring their own laptop.

Purchasing Your Laptop

Follow these recommendations when purchasing a new laptop. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. Two computer labs, located at 191 FCS and 138 FCN, are available for student use.


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

    • 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

UPrint- Student Printing

In an effort to reduce the amount of paper wasted in the University of Michigan-Dearborn's computer labs, students participate in a print management program called PaperCut. The print management system consists of a computer (ie Windows, Macs), print release station, and a printer. All UM-Dearborn students receive a credit of 500 pages per term. Once their account is depleted they can either add credit by credit card or visit the cashier's office to credit their accounts. Students may print their print jobs to any UM-Dearborn lab printer as part of the follow me printing feature on campus. The fee charged to the students does not exceed the costs of supporting the hardware maintenance and printing supplies.