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Undergraduate Certificate in
Enterprise Resource Planning with SAP


The online ERP certificate with SAP is a 9-credit program of study designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge of SAP. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete all three courses.

The hands-on use of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system is an integral component of the course work. You will complete numerous lab projects both individually and in teams to work through assignments using the SAP logistics, materials management, and other applications to gain practical experience with many SAP functions.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • 3

    A problem-based, interdisciplinary course on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) concepts to help you understand the integrated software modules used to run virtually all business processes in an organization. This course explains and demonstrates in detail how business processes such as sales logistics, production/material management, procurement, and human resources are supported in an ERP software package.

    • Prerequisite

      MIS 204 or first-level programming course or with permission from the program

  • 3

    Gain detailed information on planning and control systems for business operations, including aggregate production planning procedures, disaggregation methods in hierarchical production planning, sales and operations planning, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, production activity control, lot-sizing, and capacity planning.

    • Prerequisite

      SCM 301

    • Note

      This is a unique version of this course, supplemented with SAP–specific course work and may only be taken through World Campus to count toward the certificate; transfer credit will not be considered, including from another Penn State campus.

  • 3

    Focuses on materials management and purchasing policies, procedures, and goals, including the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management.

    • Prerequisite

      SCM 301 or SCM 310

    • Note

      This is a unique version of this course, supplemented with SAP–specific course work and may only be taken through World Campus to count toward the certificate; transfer credit will not be considered, including from another Penn State campus.

SAP Functions Covered by Course

Through exercises and lab assignments, you can learn how to perform the following SAP functions in each of the respective courses.

MIS 404 SAP Functions

  • Creating and maintaining new customer records and sales orders
  • Generating shipping labels
  • Tracking sales order shipments
  • Identifying invoices against sales orders
  • Creating customer, sales order, and accounting reports
  • Locating and documenting customer and sales order information
  • Creating and maintaining new material (product) records
  • Creating Bill of Materials (BOM) records
  • Creating and maintaining new vendor records and standard purchase orders
  • Retrieving specific human resource data (recruitment, training, and event management, personnel master data, etc.)
  • Financial accounting

SCM 445 SAP Functions

  • Creating Material Masters (finished goods, in-house production, and raw material)
  • Creating Bill of Materials (BOMs) and material routings
  • Creating work centers and capacity profiles
  • Production planning — maintaining forecasts
  • Creating independent demand
  • Maintaining Material Requirements Planning (MRP) ordering parameters
  • Executing MRP and Master Production Scheduling (MPS)
  • Maintaining inventory-related parameters
  • Releasing manufacturing orders to production
  • Creating product groups
  • Developing rough-cut capacity profiles
  • Developing aggregate production schedules utilizing rough-cut capacity planning
  • Disaggregation of product group production schedule

SCM 460 SAP Functions

  • Creating Material Masters (raw material)
  • Creating new vendors, purchase orders, purchasing requisitions, and contracts (blanket purchase orders)
  • Converting requisitions to purchase orders
  • Creating information records (to link material to vendors and set pricing)
  • Processing Request for Quotes (RFQs) and vendor quotes
  • Processing shipping notifications
  • Processing releases (purchase orders) against contracts
  • Processing goods receipt transactions (receiving goods into inventory)
  • Processing advanced shipment notifications, vendor invoices, and payments
  • Set-up and execution of MRP reorder point planning
  • Warehouse management process steps

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