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Careers in Enterprise Resource Planning

Integrating a company’s critical corporate functions into a single Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system is a challenge that many businesses face today. Consequently, there is a growing need for skilled employees to implement, use, and upgrade ERP software to increase efficiency and help organizations stay competitive. By combining your ERP knowledge with the business expertise of an MBA, you'll be poised to take a leadership position in the field.

Career Outcomes in a Variety of Industries

Whether you're looking for a job, are positioning yourself for a promotion, or want to move into the ERP field, the online MBA with a specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning can give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. This specialization is offered in partnership with the University Alliances Program of SAP, creator of the world's leading ERP system.

Business enterprise training in ERP systems can be applied across a broad range of industries, offering diverse career opportunities and flexibility, and also applies to specific careers and titles, including:

  • Director of ERP Development
  • ERP Application Analyst
  • SAP Team Lead
  • Director of SAP Business Analysis
  • ERP Consultant
  • ERP Operations Director
  • ERP Trainer
  • ERP Training Manager
  • SAP Project Manager
  • Senior Director of ERP Implementation

ERP is applicable and in high-demand across a multitude industries. Here are just a few of the coordinated SAP solutions by industry your ERP specialization prepares you to work within:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Banking
  • Consumer Products
  • Oil and Gas
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Consumer Products
  • High Tech
  • Public Sector

ERP Consultant – Average Salary

Salary is a significant component of any career. ERP Consultants are well compensated for their vital skillset. According to, the average salary for an ERP Consultant is $82,846.

We also offer these career-related resources exclusively to our students:

The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development helps students with career decisions that are consistent with their unique talents and aspirations. The center is in constant conversation with recruitment partners and focuses on two different areas for student success: preparation and opportunities.

The team of professional counselors work directly with students to provide individual and group counseling services (in person, Skype, or via phone). Students can receive assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and job search techniques. Students and alumni can access job postings by employers looking to hire Scranton alumni. Other resources include:

  • The Vault: A comprehensive online resource library for industry and employer research, rankings, internships, and job postings. Most popular - their guidebooks! Students can download the books free!
  • Big Interview: An online mock interview tool allows students to practice their interview skills at any time. Students have access to a database of questions with feedback provided by a contact in their network (alum, colleague or career counselor). This also helps students feel more comfortable in the virtual interview environment.
  • Handshake: This tool can help you make the most of your future career choices. Handshake allows students to interact with the over 5,000 employers connected with The University of Scranton. Handshake is your hub for finding jobs, internships, career-related events and content tailored to fit your needs and interests!

Students and alumni may contact the Center for Career Development directly at (570) 941-7640 or

Discover how The University of Scranton online Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning (MBA ERP) can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.