Laptop Requirements

All students taking one or more courses in the Davis College of Business and Economics must have a portable computer (you must be able to bring your computer to class if requested by the instructor of a course). The computer shall:

  • meet Radford University recommendations, as specified by the Division of Information Technology
  • run Windows operating system 10 or higher,
  • be loaded with the most recent MS Office Suite of software applications for the Windows operating system,
  • be compliant with RU security requirements for access to the RU computing network, including anti-virus software.


  • If you choose to use a Mac, it must have a dual processor that runs Windows in order to meet the college's laptop requirement.
  • Devices such as ChromeBooks, iPads, and Android tablets do not meet the College laptop requirement as these do not run the Windows operating system.