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SAP Education - UAP - Portfolio of skills at HEC-ULg

SAP: Mastering a leading management system
A HEC-ULg exclusivity!

ERP and SAP AG

Management Information Systems (MIS) and in particular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions help companies of all sizes run better. SAP AG is the market leader in enterprise application software with about one third of market shares. Today, SAP has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide. SAP applications and services enable more than 109,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously and grow sustainably. 12 million users in more than 120 countries use SAP products in 28 different languages. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. With the SAP ERP application and SAP Business Suite, the companies can improve the strategic alignment and efficiencies of financial, human capital and operational processes.

Empowering Tomorrow's Workforce Through Education

MIS and ERP are a necessity and a reality for leading companies. Teaching our students what business processes are and how to manage them through modern software is therefore our responsibility. Moreover, there is a lack of ERP, especially SAP ERP, specialists in Belgium and in the world. Such tools are however complex and costly to maintain. Fortunately, SAP AG has promoted a University Alliances Program (UAP) to help universities cooperate and share, at low cost, technical infrastructures and operational staffing. Today, HEC-ULg is the first and only university in Belgium member of the SAP UAP! In several courses, our students have the unique opportunity in Belgium to get practice on the leading ERP software by directly applying the theoretical concepts they have learned!

The SAP workshop and certification

Business processes and ERP concepts are introduced in several courses at HEC-ULg, but we also offer this year a very exciting workshop on SAP under the umbrella of the portfolio of skills.

Students will have access to a fully configured company (Global Bike Incorporated) on a SAP environment. Through distance learning systems, from the University or from their home, they will have one semester on a very flexible schedule to solve case studies covering financial, operations and human management and different business processes: Sales and Delivery, Material Management, Production Planning, Human Capital Management... They will receive a roadmap with step by step instructions for each business process. The Learning OnLine Access Lol@ platform will allow them to communicate with other students and ask questions to their tutors.

Motivated students can replace the local case studies by those proposed by the University of Duisburg-Essen (registration fee required), all other local resources, including tutors, remaining available. This is a more constraining training but leading to a German university certificate! At the end of this training, they also have the opportunity to sit the official TERP10 business processes examination organized by SAP AG itself. Business processes and ERP concepts are introduced in several courses at HEC-ULg, but we also offer this year a very exciting workshop on SAP under the umbrella of the portfolio of skills. Students will have access to a fully configured company (Global Bike Incorporated) on a SAP environment. Through distance learning systems, from the University or from their home, they will have one semester on a very flexible schedule to solve case studies covering financial, operations and human management and different business processes: Sales and Delivery, Material Management, Production Planning, Human Capital Management... They will receive a roadmap with step by step instructions for each business process. The Learning OnLine Access Lol@ platform will allow them to communicate with other students and ask questions to their tutors.

Motivated students can replace the local case studies by those proposed by the University of Duisburg-Essen (registration fee required), all other local resources, including tutors, remaining available. This is a more constraining training but leading to a German university certificate! At the end of this training, they also have the opportunity to sit the official TERP10 business processes examination organized by SAP AG itself.

Feedback and results

HEC-ULg is thrilled by the success of its SAP training proposals! Indeed, many students show a great interest and the feedbacks are more than encouraging!
In 2012-2013, more than 300 students have already experienced SAP through courses, about 60 master students have selected the new SAP workshop, which turns out to be one of the most attended workshops, while about 40 students have already started the intensive training with our partner in Germany. Some have already passed the certification organized by SAP and are now "SAP Certified Business Associate".
List of "SAP Certified Business Associate" accredited by SAP AG after the first year of HEC-ULg training (2011):
  • Charlotte Bertrand
  • Sara Handerek
  • Caroline Laukes
  • Dimitri Liappis
  • Alexandre Moreno
  • Michaël Schyns
  • Yannic Wera
Lots of the students that were enroled in at least one of our SAP courses were recruited by firms to work on SAP.

Details

All documents are written in English. Our SAP environment is accessible in English ... or German or Russian. The students may contact us either in French or in English ... or both. Two on-site meetings are scheduled. A first one to present the workshop and to give the first instructions. A second one to get an intermediate feedback. The work schedule is up to the student but each case study must be completed by given deadlines.

Contacts and links

SAP UAP coordinator for the University of Liège: M. Schyns (Full Professor

Course 'Management Information Systems"
Learning Online Platform (Lol@): SAP workshop
SAP University Alliances Program - Facebook page
Course 'eBusiness and eCommerce"

 
 
  Michaël Schyns - Management Information Systems
Useful links: University of Liège - HEC-Management School - QuantOM - Chaudfontaine
Email: M.Schyns