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All MBU students, faculty/, and staff members and students are eligible to install genuine Microsoft Office products on up to five devices of their choosing for free.  These licenses are intended for personal use only.  For work computers, please .  MBU-managed computers have Office installed automatically, which does not use one of your five licenses. Please contact the MBU IT department for information questions about Microsoft Office installation.

Below are instructions which are intended to help you install and activate Microsoft Office applications using your free Microsoft Office 365 account.  For questions regarding this process, please contact the MBU IT department at (314)-392-2377.

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Office on your managed computer.

Steps by Step Instructions:

  1. Navigate your web browser to
  2. If prompted, select to log in using your Work or School AcocuntAccount.
  3. Enter your MBU username (once you hit TAB, you will be redirected to MBU’s personal login portal).and select Next. You should see the MBU branding on the password entry box, and the web address should be You should enter your MBU password only on and sites.
  4. Enter your MBU password and click the Sign in button. 
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  5. Select the heading of “Install Office on your PC” and click the Install now button.
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  6. The setup file will download. Run the setup file to install Office on your computer. It will require administrative rights on the computer in order to run the setup file.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions until to install Microsoft Office is fully installed on your machine.
  8. If prompted to either enter a Product Key or sign in with your Microsoft Office 365 account, choose to log in via your Microsoft Office 365 account and use your MBU username/password to log in.  This will activate your license.


titleFrequently Asked Questions (Click to expand)

titleWhat’s the difference between Office 2013 suites and Office 365 plans?

Office 2013 suites include applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; they are available as a one-time purchase for use on a single PC.

Office 365 plans also include the applications plus other services that are enabled over the Internet, including online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. With Office 365 you get the full, installed Office experience on PCs, Macs, tablets (including iPad® and Android™ tablet) and phones.

titleShould I use this offer to download Office to my work computer?

No, these licenses are intended for personal use only.  For work computers, please contact the MBU IT department for information about Microsoft Office installation.

titleWill Office be identical on a PC, a Mac, and a mobile device?

No. Office applications are tailored to work best on each platform and device. The Office applications available for Mac users and the version numbers may be different from those available for PC users.

titleWhat is Microsoft OneDrive?

Microsoft OneDrive is free online storage that comes with your Microsoft account. It’s like an extra hard drive that’s available from any of the devices you use.  Each user gets 1TB (1000GB) of OneDrive space for free.  Use this space to store documents, music, movies, and share them with others.

titleHow long is this offer available to me?

These Microsoft Office licenses are free to any full/part-time student and any full/part-time member of the faculty and staff.  After you leave the institution, your account will be deactivated automatically along with your access to MBU applications (My MBU Access, Learn, Life, etc.).


Who do I contact if I have questions?

Contact the MBU IT department at (314)-392-2377 or