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This webpage acts as an additional guide to software you may find useful during your time at Fuqua. Please refer to your course material on Canvas to determine what Excel add-ins you may require.

If prompted for a username and password, use your NetID and password, (same as email/FuquaWorld login).

If you encounter problems with any of these software installations, please contact the TSC.

General Software

  • Microsoft Office 2019 - Student version: For both Mac and Windows
    • Important information: Review the following document on how to properly download and install the correct version of Microsoft Office 2019 on personally owned computers: MSO 2019 download/install (for Windows).
  • VLC Media Player - Program for playing audio and video files.
  • 7-Zip - Program for compressing and uncompressing files.
  • Anti-Virus - Duke OIT recommends the following AV software for personally owned computers: Windows Defender (comes with Windows 10), BitDefender, Avast

Duke OIT Virtual Computing Manager for Virtual Machine:

If you are a Mac user, you may be required to run certain Excel add-ins that will not run within the Mac version of Microsoft Excel. In order to meet this requirement you will need access to a Windows based operating system. Fuqua IT recommends utilizing Duke OIT’s Virtual Computing Manager.  Virtual Computing Manager is a service provided to the Duke community that allows easy access to virtual software packages, and semester-long virtual machine (VM) reservations.  VM reservations may be extended at the end of the original reservation.  Please review the document at the following link for details on requesting a VM:  VM Request Process

Course Related Add-Ins:

Please Note: Certain core classes at Fuqua require the use of Microsoft Excel add-ins. Not all add-ins are compatible with Microsoft Excel 2019 on the Mac.

The following are the only add-ins that are compatible with both Microsoft Excel 2019 on Mac and Microsoft Excel 2019 on Windows:

  • Solver
  • SensIt
  • RegressIt

The following add-ins and software programs must be used within a Windows operating system:

  • Crystal Ball
  • FSBstats
  • Treeplan
  • People Express Simulator
  • Statgraphics Centurion

If you have a Mac computer, you are required to be able to run all of the above add-ins and software programs in the courses where they are used. This can be done through the installation of a virtual machine, such as VMWare Fusion, Fuqua’s Computer Lab which has all of the needed add-ins for each class, or by utilizing a virtual machine through Duke OIT's Virtual Computing Manager system.

It might also be useful to download and install the StatPlus:mac LE Analysis Toolpak for the Mac from AnalystSoft.

  • Crystal Ball (DECISION 517F, DECISION 521Q, and DECISION 611) - Last Modified December, 4, 2019
    Used in Decision Models
  • FSBstats (DECISION 610 and DECISION 616) - Last Modified August 8, 2017
    Used in Probability and Statistics and Business Computer Applications
  • People Express Simulator (DECISION 613) - Last Modified August 9, 2018
    Used in Strategic Modeling and Business Dynamics
    • The software is now offered online. Additional information will be provided by your professor.

  • RegressIt (DECISION 516F and DECISION 614) - Last Modified February 2019
    Used in Forecasting and MMS Excel Review
  • SensIt (DECISION 517F and DECISION 611) - Last Modified July 12, 2016
    Used in Decision Models TreePlan (DECISION 517F and DECISION 611) - Last Modifed, December 5, 2019
    Used in Decision Models