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Enterprise Resource Planning Certificate: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

12–18 total credits required

In just eight months, students will develop a deep understanding of ERP and the skills to thrive in this in-demand field. Two core courses and two electives give students an in-depth look at production planning and control, principles of the customer relationship, financial management, and more.

Students lacking appropriate undergraduate coursework or background in the areas of information management, accounting, finance, marketing, or operations management may be required to complete the corresponding 1 – credit foundation module listed.

Students will also gain hands-on experience in intelligence gathering technologies and front-end web-based application development.

Certificate graduates will be ready to use their skills to advance their careers and be eligible to enroll in the SAP online certification course. Upon course completion, students can then take the SAP Certification Exam.

Required Courses


This course overviews business processes across marketing, procurement, production and finance as one integrated customer-oriented value chain to be managed from the perspective of the overall enterprise. It examines the optimization of business processes and their integration through the effective deployment of enterprise systems technology such as SAP R/3.

This course is concerned with the principles, methods, and techniques necessary for providing the reporting needs of an organization in an integrated management and information technology environment. It uses an ERP software package to demonstrate the integration of both financial and nonfinancial information systems with an organization’s operating processes to produce managerial reporting capabilities in real time. This course is not open to those students who have received credit for ACC 514.

Elective Courses


An in-depth look at the planning and control of material flow and production activities in a manufacturing organization. Topics Include: forecasting, sales and operations planning, demand management, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production execution, and just-in-time systems. Hands-on exercises using ERP software will serve to reinforce the interconnectedness of operations with the other business functional areas. This course is not open to those students who have received credit for OM 547.

This course focuses on an enterprise wide strategy to create a successful customer relationship management program and maintain it on an ongoing basis, by utilizing systems, tools, and techniques that develop a shared view of the customer throughout the enterprise, and using best practice offerings tailored to the appropriate customer relationship life cycle stage. SAP-CRM software platform is utilized for the course. This course is not open to those students who have received credit for MKT 512.

This is an eight-week online MBA course, which focuses on the short-term financial management of a firm. The course uses SAP to keep track of inventory, cash, receivables, and payables of a firm. The course develops financial models to maintain the firm’s current assets and liabilities at the optimal level. This course is not open to those students who have received credit for FIN 587.

Business Intelligence (BI) systems are sophisticated analytical tools that attempt to present complex organizational and competitive information in a manner that allows decision makers to make effective decisions in a timely manner. This course will explore the capabilities and benefits of intelligence systems, data warehousing, and data mining techniques. This course will investigate business intelligence gathering techniques as well as providing hands-on experience. This course is not open to those students who have received credit for MIS 548.

Foundation Modules


An introduction to computers and how they can be applied to the operations and management of business firms. Topics include data-processing concepts, overview of computer hardware and software, modern data and information processing systems, and applications of computers in business.

An introduction to the basic principles and techniques of financial accounting. Emphasizes the accounting process and the interpretation and use of basic financial statements.

Emphasis is placed on ways to use, analyze and interpret accounting data in planning and controlling organizational activities. Selected techniques required for analysis and managerial decision-making are introduced.

Intended to provide a foundation in finance for MBA students, this is an intensive course that introduces students to financial decision making process and to the tools and techniques of financial analysis.

The MBA module in marketing is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of analyzing customers and formulating integrated product development, pricing, distribution, and communication programs.

A functional review of how to manage the activities involved in the process of converting or transforming resources into products or services. Topics include an overview of strategic decisions, forecasting, basic inventory models, aggregate planning and master scheduling, materials requirements planning, and scheduling operations.

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