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Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning

Along with the general trend in business towards massive computerization, large scale enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) have become the backbone of today’s information systems. These systems integrate information from all areas of an organization (i.e. marketing, operations, HR, sales) as well as up and down the supply chain.

Increasingly, business managers must demonstrate proficiency in their understanding of ERP systems and be able to design, employ, and use these systems effectively as a requirement to a successful career. The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning is designed to provide students with the ability to demonstrate an overall understanding and working knowledge of the function, design, control, and use of ERP systems. It is based on the premise that students should understand at a conceptual level both their own technology as well as the technology of the entities with which they interact. In addition to understanding ERP systems, this certificate also focuses on understanding how, administratively and operationally, each area of the organization interacts, leverages, and affects each other to create a desired outcome across the organization.

The curriculum provides students with sufficient conceptual understanding and applied skills to be able to navigate the complexities of transaction processing and data queries inherent in modern ERP systems. Emphasis is given to the predominant ERP system within large organizations, which is SAP, culminating in SAP TERP 10 instruction and the TERP 10 examination.

Candidates pursuing this graduate certificate are required to complete three courses (9 credit hours) beyond the MBA core course work; two of them required and one that may be chosen from a list of provided electives.

  Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning

Required Courses:
ACCT 737 - Accounting Information Systems from a Strategic Perspective
ACCT 739 - Enterprise Resource Planning

Additional Courses: (one required for Graduate Certificate)
ACCT 702 - Application of Advanced Databases to Accounting and Business
MGSC 891 - Data Resource Management


Course Descriptions:
(*Indicates required course for Business Analytics functional specialization)

*ACCT 737 - Accounting Information Systems from a Strategic Perspective: Design and implementation of accounting information systems to achieve strategic objective.

*ACCT 739 - Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Business process integration within enterprise resource planning systems including the use and management of the enterprise core modules within ERP software implemented companies.

ACCT 702 - Application of Advanced Databases to Accounting and Business: The integration, configuration, and operation of accounting information within enterprise resource planning and other databases as applied to current business practices.

MGSC 891 - Data Resource Management: Overview of data resource management, including database technology and design, information architecture planning, and database administration. A design project is required.