CBS maintains a college-level MATLAB license that may be used on:

  • University-owned computers used by CBS faculty, staff, or students
  • CBS faculty or staff-owned personal computers

Note: Undergraduate Students cannot install MATLAB on their personally-owned devices and must use WTS.

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Associate License

Before you begin, request access to the MATLAB Activation Keys and Concurrent license file. (CBS Faculty and Staff Only) Please only request access to the license document one time. Your status will be verified prior to access and typically happens within one business day.

Note: Access resets annually when license is renewed.

  1. Go to and click Sign In
  2. Login with your MathWorks account or create a new account. You MUST use your University of Minnesota email.
  3. Click your name in the upper left corner and select Associate License
  4. Enter one of the Activation Keys and click Associate License.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the other Activation Key.

Existing Installations

Activate the New License

  1. Start MATLAB.
  2. On the MATLAB menus, see Help -> Licensing -> Activate Software.
  3. Select "Activate automatically use the Internet".
  4. Login with your MathWorks account.
  5. Select the new license.
  6. Continue through the dialogs until you see "Activation is complete".

Deactivate the Old License

  1. Launch MATLAB.
  2. On the MATLAB menus, see Help -> Licensing -> Deactivate Software.
  3. Select the old license and click Deactivate. You can ignore any warnings.
  4. Quit and restart MATLAB.

New Installations

Before you begin, you must choose an installation type. In most cases, Standalone is the best option. Below is a table to help choose.

Feature Standalone Concurrent Online
License Management Per user Per computer Per user
Install Required Yes Yes No
Network Connection Required No Yes (UMN or VPN) Yes (Any)
Included Toolboxes Yes Yes Limited
Custom Toolboxes No Yes, with purchase No

Standalone and Concurrent Install

Concurrent installs only: Download the license file listed in the Associated License section.

  1. Go to MATLAB downloads page.
  2. Login with your MathWorks account.
  3. Select desired version.
  4. Select the appropriate operating system to begin download.
  5. Extract the contents of the download and launch the installer.
  6. Choose "Log in with a MathWorks Account" and click Next.
  7. Continue through installation prompts.
  8. When prompted, select the license associated with your installation type and click next.
    • For Standalone, select "Campus (Standalone Fac/Staff) – Current".
    • For Concurrent, select "Concurrent (Server Fac/Staff) – Current".
  9. Continue through installation prompts.
  10. Select the desired toolboxes and click Next.
  11. If performing concurrent install: when prompted, provide the path to the license file.
  12. Continue through installation prompts.

Online "Install"

  1. Go to
  2. Login with your MathWorks account.
  3. If prompted, agree to the license terms.
  4. Start using MATLAB Online.



  • Simulink
  • Aerospace Blockset
  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communications System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Fluids
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox


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More information

Mathwork Support
MATLAB System Requirements
UMN MATLAB license (Campus: Twin Cities, Purchase Type: University-related business use)