Technology Resources for EMBA Students

Palisade Decision Tools -

  • Windows only
  • Install Microsoft Office first
  • Mac users need a Windows VM (see below).

Virtual Machine (VM) for Mac Users -

  • Need ~ 30GB of free space. VM exists in one single file that can be deleted easily when you no longer need the VM.
  • Older Macs with 4GB of RAM will be very slow. Not recommended. If possible, upgrade RAM to 8 GB and the storage drive to a solid state drive.

Office 365 Subscription (Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows) -

  • Click "Office 365 Portal"
  • Students have 5 free device licenses to install/activate Office on personal computers and mobile devices.
  • Mac users can install it on the Mac side and then install Office on the Windows side (see VM link for more details)

Check McCombs email in web browser -

  • Sign in with either of these formats
    • mccombs\McCombsID
  • We are migrating our Office 365 environment to UT Austin's. By the end of the fall semester, these instructions will change. You will log into a different OWA site ( with your EID and password.

UTmail ( Gmail address) -

  • Lifetime account
  • Google for Education apps
  • Currently unlimited Google Drive storage
  • Pick your own email address (where available)
  • If using web email, sign into this account at using your full email address.

Connecting to 'utexas' Wireless -

Anti-Virus Software -

Printing in McCombs - and

Printing in AT&T (Excutive MBA students) -

Cloud Storage - UT Box (unlimited storage) -

  • Unlimited, enterprise-class secure storage through
  • Can use Box Sync or Box Drive to sync files to computer (like Dropbox). 
  • Mobile apps available

McCombs Tech Support -