Technical Requirements

To participate in Brandeis University’s online Master of Science in Project and Program Management, your PC or Macintosh computer will require the following:

Minimum requirements
for PC users
Minimum requirements
for Macintosh users
Operating System Windows 7 or higher Macintosh OS X Snow Leopard or higher
RAM 4GB or higher recommended 4GB or higher recommended
Hard Drive 100GB or higher 100GB or higher
CPU Speed 2.3GHz or greater 2.3GHz or greater
Internet Connection Broadband (DSL or cable) required Broadband (DSL or cable) required
Sound Card /Speakers Required for audio and video presentations Required for audio and video presentations
Browser Mozilla Firefox (with latest updates installed, available from mozilla.com); MS Edge, Chrome, and Safari are also supported though Firefox is recommended. Mozilla Firefox (with latest updates installed, available from mozilla.com); MS Edge, Chrome, and Safari are also supported though Firefox is recommended.
Browser Plugins Adobe Acrobat Reader & Adobe Flash recommended Adobe Acrobat Reader & Adobe Flash recommended
Software Microsoft Office (required), Microsoft Project (required for some courses) Microsoft Office (required), Microsoft Project (required for some courses)


*Microsoft Project (version 2007 or higher) is required for this class. Some course work will focus on learning to use MS-Project and creating project schedules. A free 60-day trial version of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 may be downloaded from the Microsoft Website

“Instructors start a discussion and effectively cause students to think ‘outside the box’ to address key road blocks, which builds further understanding of management concepts.” — Dee Dung, student in the Professional Communications, Foundations of Project Management, and Organizational Leadership and Decision Making courses

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