All incoming HBA students are required to have a laptop computer. Below you will find key information on wireless internet, Apple computers, printing, and more
A new laptop is recommended but most laptops purchased after 2018 will be sufficient. An iPad or Chromebook is not sufficient to meet the program requirements. Both Apple and Windows computers are supported but it is strongly recommended to use a Windows computer running an English Operating System.
If you have a previously used laptop it should be a minimum of:
- Processor: Intel Core i5 / Core i7 or equivalent
- Hard Drive: 256 GB minimum
- 8GB RAM minimum, 16GB preferred
HBA1 Students are required to use Windows. There is software used during the HBA Program that only runs on the Windows OS and is needed for your courses. Also, the Windows version of Microsoft Office is the preferred version for courses that require Excel. Depending on which processor your Mac has, there is different options for installing Windows on it. You can check which processor (chip) you have by clicking the Apple menu->About This Mac. Setup instructions for each are included below:
Mac with Intel Processor
Mac with Apple M1 Processor (late 2020 and newer)
** If you run into any issues setting up Windows on your Mac please contact the IT Helpdesk for assistance (email@example.com). You can also check out this page which has solutions for some common issues you may encounter in Windows: Common issues in Windows when using Bootcamp or Parallels
It is recommended you run Windows 10 (1909 or later) on your PC and MacOS 10.15 or 11 (Catalina/Big Sur) on your Apple computer.
Please note: There are Microsoft Office add-ins used in the HBA Program that only provide full functionality on the Windows version of Office. Although there may be Office add-ins available for the Mac version of Microsoft Office 2019 (Office 365), their functionality may be limited.
Ivey students have free access to the latest Microsoft Office suite.
- To download, go to myoffice.uwo.ca and log in with your Western username and password.
- Visit the Microsoft Office Desktop Setup Guide for more information.
- It is recommended that you install the Data Analysis & Solver Add-ins for Excel
Windows users: Microsoft Office 2019 (Office 365) is recommended.
Mac OS X users: It is required that you install Windows on your Mac (instructions above) and install Microsoft Office 2019 (Office 365) for Windows.
A full version of antivirus with auto updates enabled should be installed on your laptop.
Accessing Wireless Internet (when on campus)
Connect to uwosecure-v2 while at Ivey or anywhere on Western’s campus!
Once you arrive on campus, login to uwosecure-v2 using your Ivey email address and password. Be sure to include @ivey.ca in your username.
There are 5 student printers available at the Richard Ivey Building. All 5 printers provide copy, print and scan to email services. Colour printing, double-sided printing, hole-punching and stapling are also available on all printers.
How do I install the printers?
While on campus wireless, visit Student Printing - Start Here. Follow the instructions for your Operating System at the location you would like to print at.
How do I release my print job?
After printing to the Ivey Student Printers, go to any of the printers in the building and tap your WesternONE Card or Login using your Ivey username and password, and then click Print to release your jobs to the printer.
For increased privacy, you will only be able to release your print jobs.
How do I check my quota?
You may visit http://printing.ivey.ca and login using your Ivey username and password.