Organizations are in need of business graduates who understand how enterprise systems and integrated business processes work. Business schools are increasingly incorporating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems into their programs to address this need. Using hands-on ERP exercises is one initiative that could enhance student learning of these vital topics. How can business schools integrate hands-on exercises to ensure all business graduates have the opportunity to develop this knowledge? This paper investigates using hands-on ERP exercises in an Introductory Management of Information Systems (IS) course to enhance student learning of ERP and business process concepts. Data will be collected using a pre and post survey designed to measure ERP and business process knowledge. Then t-tests will be utilized to determine if differences exist after exposure to the course material and the hands-on exercises.
Pridmore, Jeannie; Deng, Joan; Turner, Doug; and Prince, Brad, "Enhancing Student Learning of ERP and Business Process Knowledge through Hands-On ERP Exercises in an Introductory Management of Information Systems Course" (2014). SAIS 2014 Proceedings. 31.