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Business MBA students get HP Minis

September 21, 2011

HP Mini Netbooks, fully loaded with all of the software and settings needed to complete the competitive MBA programs at CSU, will be provided to each admitted student. The netbooks, funded through program fees, are theirs to keep and are designed to complement the often active, mobile lifestyle of MBA students who balance school, work, and life.

New netbooks to help students

MBA students will add one more thing to their briefcases this fall thanks to an innovative idea from the CSU's College of Business. 

HP Mini Netbooks, fully loaded with all of the software and settings needed to complete the competitive MBA programs at Colorado State University, will be provided to each admitted student.

The netbooks, funded through program fees, are theirs to keep and are designed to complement the often active, mobile lifestyle of MBA students who balance school, work, and life.

“Our commitment to our customers, the students, is to remove impediments to the learning outcome by adding tools that support the learning process,” said John A. Hoxmeier, associate dean for graduate programs in the College of Business. “The netbook is just one those tools.”

Hoxmeier said the netbooks will be included for all students enrolled this fall in CSU’s Executive MBA (Denver), Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA, Online Professional MBA and on-campus Professional MBA programs.

Netbooks a step in right direction

The netbook can hold data for about eight total courses at one time, and will be supported by software hosted by Colorado State. “The HP Mini Netbook is a highly mobile, usable tool for busy students, and we’re excited to integrate into them all of the technology that students access as part of their graduate program,” said Jon Schroth, director of technology for the College of Business.

The miniature size of the netbook is popular for students commuting to work and school. The Mini weighs 2.78 pounds, has a 93 percent of full-size keyboard, and a 10.1 inch LED-backlit display screen. Each Mini has the larger 6-cell battery for up to 8.75 hours of use.

The netbook computer is the first component of MBA enhancements toward a completely virtual campus environment. The system referred to by the College of Business as the anytime, anyplace, ultra-mobile MBA is based on the cloud computing concept.

For more information about CSU’s MBA programs, visit www.CSUmba.com