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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
College of Business

Technology (Laptop) Program

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It's more than just great technology!

The world is at your fingertips—literally! The College of Business (COB) laptop program is an integral part of the learning experience for business majors and minors at Minnesota State Mankato. The College of Business prepares its students to be effective business leaders in a dynamic, global economy. We harness the power of technology to provide students with a current, dynamic learning environment and hands-on experience with information sources and technology applications used by business professionals.

Do I need to purchase a Laptop?

All students enrolled in COB courses, whether you are a COB major or simply taking courses from the college at the 200 level or above are expected to have a laptop to complete their academic course work.  The COB does not require a specific laptop but encourages all students to have a laptop that meets the college recomendations for success in their courses.  Students need to complete the laptop program form and pay the laptop program fee for each semester in which you take COB courses.

Recommended Laptops—Available at the Campus Computer Store

The COB recognizes that Microsoft Windows is the prevalent platform in the business community and, therefore, our program utilizes Microsoft technology.

  • Dell Latitude  E6430 (14”) & E6530 (15”)- i5, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive
  • Dell Ultrabook 13” XPS, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • HP ProBook 6470 (14”) & 6570 (15”)
  • HP Folio 13” Ultrabook, 4GB RAM, 128 GB Solid State Hard Drive
  • MacBook Pro 13”, 15” & 17” Models
  • MacBook Air 13”
  • See more laptop specifications

3 year warranties available on all models, Dell and HP product prices include warranty costs

*For Full Configuration and Upgrade Information Check the Campus Computer Store webpages*

Additionally you will be required to pay a College of Business laptop program fee each semester you are enrolled in a laptop course. The fee covers costs for subscriptions; IT services; printers, toner, and paper, and more.

COB orientation information links: presentation; [PDF] flyer (5 MiB)

Dell laptop computer

Order Your Laptop   |   Pay Laptop Program Fee

Benefits of the COB Laptop Program

  • 24/7 access to information sources and databases
  • Wireless Internet access and printing
  • Complete coursework anywhere, anytime, on-campus or off-campus
  • No need to go to computer labs or wait in line for a computer
  • Easy collaboration with classmates on team projects
  • Access to relevant business databases and subscriptions, including The Wall Street Journal
  • See more benefits of the Laptop Program

Questions about the COB Laptop Program, existing laptops, printers, software, databases, or loaners? Please contact the Service Desk — or 389-6654.