Decision Tools is a package of statistical software that nearly every student at the Business School will use in some class sooner or later. The software comes in various configurations including a free student version that ships with textbooks and several retail flavors that start over $1000 per copy. Please visit the publisher's website
at for more up-to-date information.
At the Business school we have negotiated an annual volume license agreement for Decision Tools Suite Professional Edition. This covers all lab computers, one personally owned computer for each Business School student, and one office computer and one home computer for each faculty member that uses Decisions Tools for teaching or research. The non-academic use of Decision Tools is not covered by this license agreement.
Please visit the Decision Tools download page
for instructions on acquiring the COE version of Decision Tools 6.1 (UTEID authentication required).
This software is only available for Windows. To install this onto a Macintosh you should first create a virtual machine on your computer and install Microsoft Windows and Office into it. If you do not currently have a Windows VM available on your computer (or a dual boot Mac/Windows computer), then you have a couple of options:
1) Run Decision Tools remotely using our new mCloud service. Please visit http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Tech/mCloud
for more information about this. This is the quickest and easiest option. mCloud applications can even be accessed from an iPad, Android tablet or smartphone. However, you need to be online to access the mCloud applications.
2) Visit the SWAT Shop to request assistance in installing a VM. They have one that also includes Decision Tools preinstalled. With a local VM you can use the software while disconnected from the Internet. However, this requires MacOS 10.6.7 or latter with 2 GB of free RAM and 10 GB of free space. It is also more time consuming and complicated to set up.