Scranton, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
Increasingly, organizations around the globe are turning to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems—software that integrates business operations such as human resources, finance, supply chain, customer relationship management and procurement into a single package—to handle increasingly complex tasks and processes. To provide them with professionals who know how to implement and utilize ERP systems effectively, The University of Scranton has added a specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning to its online MBA program, offered through the SAP University Alliances program. SAP is one of the top vendors of ERP software in the marketplace.
Additionally, the University has developed an Online Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning for those students looking to complement their existing education. Both the specialization within the MBA and the certificate teach students proficiency in the configuration, use, and strategic application of ERP software across a wide range of business functions. These programs help to increase the marketability of graduates to organizations in a wide variety of industries that are following the trend of ERP implementation and seeking employees who are conversant in the science of enterprise resource planning. Potential students may already work in a large corporation or consulting firm, perhaps in IT or operations, and need a degree to be considered for advancement.
In both the specialization and certificate coursework, students get hands-on experience with ERP systems using software from SAP. The knowledge and understanding, though learned and applied through SAP, is transferable and can be employed with nearly any software environment or industry.
Graduates of the MBA program with the ERP specialization and the certificate program are invited to participate in the SAP Boot Camp offered through the SAP University Alliances Program. The week-long course provides in-depth training that ultimately yields the official SAP Associate certification.
Regionally accredited and consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition as one of the top 10 regional universities in the north, The University of Scranton is one of the few schools to offer an MBA-degree with multiple specializations completely online. In addition to Enterprise Resource Planning, The University of Scranton also offers specializations in Healthcare Management and Operations Management to complement an already-strong MBA program that is the flagship of the nationally recognized Kania School of Management.
For more information about the University’s online MBA with a specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning, go to http://www.scrantonuniversityonline.com/programs/mba-enterprise-resource-planning.asp.
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 17 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.