Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 15

Volume 15 Number 3, Pages 245-254

Fall 2004

A Customized ERP/SAP Model for Business Curriculum Integration

Todd Johnson
Alden C. Lorents
James Morgan
Jon Ozmun

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86004, USA

Abstract: The use of ERP systems can provide a variety of benefits in a business school curriculum. Among the most important benefits is the ability of ERP systems to serve as a focal point for integration of knowledge across functional areas. This paper describes one school's experience with the use of ERP systems in core business classes with particular focus on a promising integration technique based upon the development of a hypothetical example company. A common general description of the company's products, organizational structure, and operations is used across multiple core courses. An SAP instance is populated with sample data designed to illustrate key concepts and case study style materials are used to set the context for analysis of the company's data.

Keywords: Business curriculum, ERP, SAP, Curriculum integration

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Recommended Citation: Johnson, T., Lorents, A. C., Morgan, J., & Ozmun, J. (2004). A Customized ERP/SAP Model for Business Curriculum Integration. Journal of Information Systems Education, 15(3), 245-254.