Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Overview (PDF Fact Sheet)

Corporations world-wide have focused on improving business processes for the past two decades. In their efforts to use information technology more effectively in enabling business processes, we have seen the emergence and growth of Enterprise Systems, and more recently, Extended Enterprise Systems such as Supply Chain Management (SCM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Strategic Enterprise Management (SEM), and Business Intelligence. Most Fortune 500 companies have already adopted Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and many midsize companies are also planning ERP implementations. With a commitment to keep pace with these changes in business processes and technology, the University of Missouri system joined SAP's University alliance and Microsoft's University Alliance programs in order to continue and expand classroom capabilities for integrating ERP software into the curriculum.

ERP systems can be used to reinforce many of the concepts covered in the business discipline. ERP systems incorporate state-of-the-art technology, providing a comprehensive teaching tool for business and for information systems. Universities that have successfully incorporated an ERP system into their curricula find unprecedented student demand for those subjects. There is also an increasing demand for ERP-related research.

ERP can be viewed as a combination of business management practice and technology, where Information Technology integrates with a company's core business processes to enable the achievement of specific business objectives. The Missouri S&T program prepares undergraduate and graduate students for positions as both technical and business consultants in the ERP field.

Required Core Courses:

ERP 5110:  ERP Systems Design & Implementation

ERP 6120:  ERP Systems Configuration and Integration

And Two of the Following:

ERP 5240:  Enterprise Portal & Mobile Application Development

ERP 5410:  Use of Business Intelligence

ERP 5310:  Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment

ERP 5210:  Performance Dashboard, Scorecard, and Data Visualization

ERP 5510:  ERP Systems Administration

ERP 6610:  Adv. Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment

ERP/IST 6444:  Essentials of Data Warehouses

ERP 6220:  Enterprise Performance Dashboard Prototyping