The University of Scranton Announces New Online Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning

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Graduate-level program offered in association with SAP University Alliances Program

The importance of enterprise resource planning (ERP)-- the integration of a company’s core functions, such as accounting, human resources, finance, and procurement, into a single software system -- for businesses today is undeniable. Forrester Research projects ERP will command a $50 billion global industry by 2012.

To give professionals a competitive edge in the configuration, utilization, and strategic application of ERP software across a wide range of business functions, The University of Scranton has created the online, graduate-level Certificate of Enterprise Resource Planning. The certificate program draws on a longstanding partnership with the SAP University Alliances Program. SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions.

The Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning is designed for business professionals looking to deliver value, innovation, and opportunity for growth to their companies—and to their careers. The program consists of four eight-week-long courses that:

  •     Teach the ins and outs of the ERP software by SAP, one of the top vendors in the marketplace
  •     Enhance knowledge of ERP systems in any software environment
  •     Boost managerial and technical skill sets
  •     Position professionals for a promotion, pay raise, or a career in ERP consulting

“Specialized knowledge in ERP is increasingly important in the workplace. Implementing and updating business enterprise systems command significant corporate resources,” says Satya N Prattipati, Ph.D.,
ERP Program Director and Associate Professor of Operations & Information Management. “A business professional with a Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning will have a competitive advantage in the job market because of the depth of understanding he or she will bring to ERP-related projects.”
Students who complete the online Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning may attend a one-week boot camp offered through the SAP University Alliances Program. The intensive training is followed by an exam, which awards the SAP Associate certification to those who pass.

More information about Scranton’s Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning is available at

About the University of Scranton
A more than 120 year-old institution, The University of Scranton follows the Jesuit tradition of scholarly excellence and dedication to freedom of inquiry and personal development. For the past 15 years U.S. News & World Report has ranked Scranton one of the ten best master’s universities in the north, while the Princeton Review has named the university one of its best colleges for the past six years.


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