Course description

The use of enterprise systems is essential to managing the operations of a multi-national organization. Through the applied use of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, this course will explore the functional structure and process orientation of a business. Process orientation, and its relationship to improved cross-functional interaction, has been discussed by many business thought leaders, including W. Edwards Deming and Michael Porter. This course will conceptualize information systems as the utilization of technical resources to support organizational processes. Students will be engaged in an active learning approach including use of SAP ERP, as well as ERPsim - a game-based ERP simulation. Within this context, students will learn to manage a company’s key business processes in a real-time simulated competitive environment to gain technical skills with SAP and learn how ERP systems facilitate the creation of transactional data and the foundations of business reporting and analysis.

Course details

Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023. Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery