Computer System Recommendations for OCOB Students

OCOB Computers

While the Orfalea College of Business does not have strict requirements regarding student computers, please note that a well-functioning computer is an important tool for academic success. Below, please find a general set of minimum specifications for a computer that should last you four years at Cal Poly:


Minimum Recommended Computer Specifications:

  • Storage: 512GB (minimum) or 1TB (recommended)
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Processor: Intel i7 or better
  • Graphics: 1920×1080 resolution or better

Cal Poly has a limited number of machines available for checkout/rental. For more information on what is available and other options for support, please check the Cal Poly Tech Rentals website ( If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to afford the technology you need for academic success, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office to determine if there are resources available to assist you.

Specific Business Concentration Tech Requirements:


Information Systems

Windows operating systems or Mac with a Windows partition as many software packages used in information systems courses require the Windows environment.


Contact Cal Poly ITS

visit or call 1-805-756-7000 for tech support.