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Below is a list of all applications that are specifically used by students at the McCombs School of Business.

A majority of the applications are software that is a freely available for students to install on their own laptops or home desktops. The applications are either freely available to anyone on the Internet or are specifically made available to students by the University or the McCombs School of Business.

The University course catalog requires students in business school courses to have a personal laptop capable of running current versions of general business software, such as Microsoft Office. Applications that are used during classes or exams held in the Mod Lab are installed there.

The Reliant Productivity Center (RPC) also has computers installed in 51 of its individual study cubicles. Much of this course software is installed on those computers.

For a non-tabular list of all software with details please see the Software Details page.


Lynda.com

As a UT student you have free access to professional online training videos from Lynda.com. Where Lynda has specific training videos on course software used at the McCombs School of Business you can find a link to those videos in the software details for that application (note: If you click on a link to a Lynda video you will need to click "Log in" at the top right hand corner of the Lynda page, and type www.utexas.edu in the "Log in through your organization or school" section). You can learn more about free training from Lynda.com at Lynda at McCombs

Attention Mac Users

 

Not all software available for students to install on their own notebooks is available in a Mac version. Mac users can still run this software on their own computers by using a Windows virtual machine. For more information, please visit Installing OVA files using VirtualBox.

 

       

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Software is available for student computers running Windows operating system
Software (or equivalent) is available for student computers running Macintosh operating system
Software must be purchased to be installed on student owned computers (available at reduced prices to current students)
Training courses available through Lynda.com (free to currently enrolled students)
ApplicationStudent NotebooksMod LabNRGPhD LabPhD ServerTrainingRequired By Course or Program
 7-Zip

7-Zip is a free utility for extracting files from a compressed archive. Mac users should use StuffitExpander instead.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 ACL Desktop Edition

ACL Desktop is a data analysis application used in auditing.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  ACC 358C, ACC 380K.4
 Adobe Flash Player

Adobe® Flash® Player is a lightweight browser plug-in and rich Internet application runtime that delivers consistent and engaging user experiences, stunning audio/video playback, and exciting gameplay.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 Adobe Reader

Adobe® Reader® software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.

It's the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 Adobe Shockwave Player

Adobe Shockwave Player gives access to some of the best content the Web has to offer - including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications. Shockwave Player displays Web content that has been created using Adobe Director.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 Apple Quicktime

A powerful multimedia technology with a built-in media player, QuickTime lets you view Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media in a wide range of file formats. And it lets you enjoy them in remarkably high quality.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 Arena

Arena is simulation software used to help demonstrate, predict, and measure system strategies for effective, efficient and optimized performance.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab
  • Course: OM 377.2
  • Platform: Windows

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

 Yes Yes  OM 337.2
 Cisco AnyConnect

Cisco AnyConnect is a Virtual Private Network program that lets you establish a secure, remote network connection to the University network from off campus. It is used to connect to many systems that are accessible only to campus networks and to users connecting in using the VPN.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

     

MIS 325, MIS 333K, MIS 373

(needed only if connecting to class

database servers from off-campus)

 Cisco Packet Tracer

Cisco Packet Tracer is a network simulator that can be utilized in training for Cisco certification exams by allowing students to create networks to experience troubleshooting without having to buy real Cisco routers or switches.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab
  • Course: MIS 373
  • Platform: Windows

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


 Yes Yes  

MIS 373

 Cloudera QuickStart VM

This VM contains a single-node Apache Hadoop cluster including Cloudera Manager, example data, queries, and scripts.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


 Yes    MIS 373
 Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers

Eclipse is an OpenSource Integrated Development Environment (IDE) available for both Windows and MacOs. It may be used to program in many programming languages but is used to program in Java in certain business school courses.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

Yes Yes MIS 373
 Enthought Python Canopy Express

Enthought Python Canopy Express is a particular distribution of the Python programming language. The full version costs money, but MIS 373 uses the free "express" version of this software.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  MIS 373
 FileZilla

FileZilla is a cross-platform FTP application that supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). Support for SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) is NOT implemented in FileZilla Server.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 Git

Git is a version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

  • Where Available:  Mod Lab, Phd Lab, Student Computer, RPC
  • Source: http://git-scm.com/downloads
  • Cost: Free
  • Course: MIS 373
  • Platform: Windows, Mac

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  MIS 373
 IDEA

IDEA® is a powerful and user-friendly data analysis tool designed to help auditors, accountants and other finance professionals perform data analysis quickly to help improve audits and identify control breakdowns.  IDEA allows you to analyze 100% of your data, guarantees data integrity and provides easy analysis with over 100 audit-relevant tasks.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Phd Lab, NRG
  • Course: MIS 373
  • Platform: Windows

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

 YesYesYes  MIS 373
 Oracle Java Development Kit

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYesYes  MSBA Program
 Oracle Virtual Box

Virtual Box is a free virtual computer hosting software that runs under Windows and Macintosh OS. It allows you to run on your PC or Mac virtual computers that run their own Windows, Linux or (in some illegal cases) Macintosh operating systems.

For information about using ready made VMs with VirtualBox please visit Installing OVA files using VirtualBox.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


      
 MathWorks Matlab

Matlab is a computational environment and programming language used in analysis of large data sets.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Student Computer, RPC
  • Source: http://www.campuscomputer.com (search for Matlab in the product search box); employees should contact MSB Computer Services
  • Cost: $99 for students; free for employees
  • Courses: MIS 381N, FIN 372, MS Business Analytics courses
  • Platform: Windows, Mac
  • Online Training: http://www.lynda.com/search?q=matlab

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYes  FIN 372, RM 376, MIS 381 N, MSBA Program
 Microsoft Office Pro (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Microsoft Office Pro is a suite of desktop applications including word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software compatible with Windows and Mac used by over a billion people worldwide.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  
 Microsoft Office Pro (Access)

Access is a part of the Microsoft Office suite and is an easy-to-use tool for quickly creating browser-based database applications. Your data is automatically stored in a SQL database and can be easily shared with colleagues. NOTE: Available for Windows only.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYes  MIS 301, MIS 301H
 Microsoft Office Project Pro

Project Management software to keep track of events and to create network charts and Gantt charts. NOTE: Available for Windows only.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Phd Lab, Student Computer, RPC
  • Source: Imagine (see installation help link)
  • Cost: Free
  • Platform: Windows 
  • Installation Help: Please see Using Imagine and VMAP wiki page for information about how to download and install this software through this program.
  • Online Training: www.mccombs.utexas.edu/lynda

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  
 Microsoft Office Visio Premium

Microsoft Office Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application used to create professional diagrams to simplify complex information with shapes, collaboration tools, and data-linked diagrams. NOTE: Available for Windows only.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Phd Lab, Student Computer, NRG
  • Source: MS Imagine (see installation help link)
  • Cost: Free
  • Course: MIS325
  • Platform: Windows
  • Online Training: http://www.lynda.com/search?q=Visio
  • Installation Help: Please see Using Microsoft Imagine and VMAP wiki page for information about how to download and install this software through this program.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes MIS 325
 Microsoft SQL Server Express Management Studio

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYesYes MIS 333K
 Microsoft Visual Studio Pro

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Phd Lab, Student Computer, NRG
  • Source: Imagine (see installation help link)
  • Cost: Free
  • Course: MIS 304, MIS 333K
  • Platform: Windows
  • Online Training: http://www.lynda.com/search?q=Visual+Studio
  • Installation Help: Please see Using Imagine and VMAP wiki page for information about how to download and install this software through this program.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYesYes MIS 304, MIS 333K
 Oracle Database Server

Oracle software distributed online is free to use for development, testing, research, and educational purposes. All of your student work involving Oracle products qualifies for license free usage. Oracle Database Server is the server component and is only required in the MS-IROM program.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

     MSBA Program
 Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE)

Brief description. . .

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  
 Oracle SQL Developer

The Oracle SQL Developer is the developer client software used to connect an existing Oracle database server. IROM undergraduates in certain courses just need this component. A class server is provided for these students to use. Graduate students in the MS-IROM program will also need to install their own Oracle SQL Server.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes  MIS 325
 Palisade Decision Tools for Excel

Decision Tools is a set of Microsoft excel add-ins for risk and decision analysis. It includes @Risk, StatTools, PrecisionTree, TopRank and other Excel add ins. It is a commercial product from Palisade Corporation. The McCombs School of Business has negotiated a number of licenses for student use. You will need to install Microsoft Office (free Office 365 subscription) first if you are installing Decision Tools on your computer - https://office365.austin.utexas.edu/

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes   
 Putty Telnet

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYesYes  MIS 373
 R

R is an open source programming language designed for statistical computing. It is freely available from The Comprehensive R Archive Network. RStudio is a free Integrated Development Environment that provides a more graphical interface for writing R programs. RStudio includes R. If you choose to use RStudio or the course you are taking requires it, then you do not need to separately download R itself.

  • Where Available: PhD Server, Student Computer, RPC
  • Source: http://cran.us.r-project.org
  • Cost: Free
  • Course: MS Business Analytics courses
  • Platform: Windows, Mac
  • Online Training: An interactive tutorial on basic to advanced R features is available within R itself. It is called Statistics With Interactive R Learning (SWIRL). More information about installing and using this feature can be found at http://swirlstats.com/students.html
  • Installation Help: Information about installing and using R can be found at http://cran.rstudio.com/manuals.html

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

YesYesYes Yes STA 309, MSBA Program
 RStudio

R is an open source programming language designed for statistical computing. It is freely available from The Comprehensive R Archive Network. RStudio is a free Integrated Development Environment that provides a more graphical interface for writing R programs. RStudio includes R. If you choose to use RStudio or the course you are taking requires it, then you do not need to separately download R itself.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYesYes  STA 309, MIS 373, MSBA Program
 SAP GUI

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Phd Lab, NRG
  • Course: ACC 380K.13

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


 YesYesYes  ACC 380K.13
 SAS

SAS is software. . .

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


East OnlyYesYesYes STA 371, MSBA Program
 Simio

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYes   OM 337.2, OM 386
 Solver Pro for Excel

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYes    
 Stata

Stata is a general-purpose statistical software package

  • Where Available: PhD Server
  • Source: http://www.stata.com
  • Cost: Stata is not available for purchase through normal software channels at the university. It is purchased by the business school directly from StataCorp for specific research purposes only. 
  • Courses: Stata is not specifically used in courses, but is used by PhD students for some research projects
  • Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


    Yes  
 Tableau

Tableau Public is an open source data visualization application.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

    MSBA Program
 Team Mate

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Phd Lab

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


 Yes Yes   
 TortiseSVN

TortoiseSVN is a Windows Subversion client used to check in and check out software code from an Apache Subversion based software code repository.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Student Computer
  • Source:www.tortoisesvn.net 
  • Cost: Free
  • Course: MIS 373, MS Business Analytics courses
  • Platform: Windows, Mac

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

      
 VMWare Player/Fusion

VMWare Player is software that will allow you to run virtual machines in your won computer.

  • Where Available: Mod Lab, Student Computer
  • Source: VMWare Academic Program (see installation help link)
  • Cost:  Free through VMAP; $70 through the Campus Computer Store.
  • Course: MIS 373
  • Platform: Windows (for Player), Mac (for Fusion)
  • Mac Equivalent: VMWare Fusion
  • Installation Help: Please see Using Imagine and VMAP wiki page for information about how to download and install this software through this program.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

Yes    MIS 373
 Weka

Weka is an open source Java based collection of machine learning algorithms for solving data mining problems.

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

     MSBA Program
 Wolfram CDF Player

Wolfram CDF Player allows you to view documents in the interactive Computable Document Format (CDF).

      click here to go to the software page for this application.

      
 XL Miner for Excel

      click here to go to the software page for this application.


YesYesYes  MIS 301H, MIS 382
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