Technology requirements for online students

Review the online student technology requirements

To take online courses at the Carey Business School, students must have equipment that meets the following specific requirements:

  • A desktop or laptop computer (Surface, iPads and other tablets are not acceptable).
  • Students will need to install several small programs on their computers.
  • Students will need to have access to broadband internet (at least five Mbps).
  • Broadband Internet access (above 5 Mbps required)
  • Up-to-date virus protection software
  • Webcam (most laptops have built-in webcams)
  • Headset with microphone

Important Note: Students must have full administrator access to their computer. This means that students may not be able to use a company provided computer as they often restrict some system operations necessary for online course work.

In addition to these requirements, it is strongly recommended to follow the guidelines below:

Minimum Hardware Recommendations:

  • Intel processor i5 or higher or similar
  • 14.1" Widescreen Display
  • Memory - 8.0 GB
  • 1 GB Video
  • 256+ GB hard drive
  • 802.11a/g/– wireless

Minimum Software Recommendations:

Most Mac computers will meet all specifications noted above. There may be software, however, that is specific to some courses which may not be compatible, like Argus and Crystal Ball. In some cases, Carey Business School’s IT department provides loaner laptops during on-ground class time. Johns Hopkins University offers discounts to students for hardware and software. Please visit for further information.