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IBA-SAP University Alliance Program-Feb-2009

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IBA-SAP University Alliance Program-Feb-2009

  1. 1. IBA-SAP University Alliance Program February 9 th , 2009 Dr. Sayeed Ghani Associate Dean, Faculty of Computer Science
  2. 2. SAP <ul><li>Worldwide leading ERP software provider </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented in 85% of the Fortune 1000 companies </li></ul><ul><li>Also implemented in a large number of companies in all sectors of the Pakistani industry </li></ul>
  3. 3. SAP UAP <ul><li>SAP University Alliance Program (UAP) is a worldwide academic alliance that was started in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Currently includes over 600 universities </li></ul><ul><li>Top rated universities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Southern California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia Institute of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas A&M University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Penn State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of California – Irvine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The licensed software will be available free from SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Access to SAP servers via Queensland University in Australia </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives of the UAP <ul><li>Access in classrooms to cutting edge software </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of textbook examples, simulate real business situations </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations of typical multinational corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Automation of different departments: accounting, logistics, purchasing, materials management, manufacturing, HR, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations of technology enabled companies in the real world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of information to make decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact of decisions made in one department on other departments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holistic View of the organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Across different departments – encourage interdisciplinary learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakdown the silos that exist between the different components of a business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakdown the silos that exist within academia as well </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Salary impact <ul><li>A recent extensive salary survey was conducted by a participating university in the US to determine the impact of the program on its graduates salaries. </li></ul><ul><li>These included graduates in various majors including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, MIS, Management and HR among others. </li></ul><ul><li>It was determined that over a 7 year period business students who had taken SAP supported courses typically had salaries 10% to 20% higher per anum. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Implementation <ul><li>In the first phase, selected IBA faculty from various disciplines shall be undergo training in concerned SAP modules </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty members shall introduce these as part of enhanced courses in their domains from Fall 2009 (September) </li></ul><ul><li>These courses shall be converted to 4 credit hour courses, incorporating 3 credit hours of theory and 1 credit for lab. </li></ul><ul><li>In the lab portion the SAP component shall be taught as one of possibly several leading ERP solutions, to highlight the practical component of the course. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses include Supply Chain Management, Operations & Technology Management, Marketing Management, Customer Relationship Management, Intro to Business Finance, Financial Management, Financial / Managerial Accounting, among others. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Road Map <ul><li>Phase I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These courses shall be taught as part of the courses offered to the BBA-MIS and MBA-MIS students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase II </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the future such courses planned to be introduced in the MBA stream as well </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Thank You!

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