SAP NZ has added the business school of AUT University to its university alliances programme (UAP). The University of Auckland and Waikato University are also local members. The UAP is a worldwide programme that provides lecturers with resources to teach students about business processes.
AUT Professor of information systems, Dr Felix Tan, says the university will implement the UAP into its new business information systems major as part of the Bachelor of Business programme next year.
“The use of SAP’s enterprise software will help students better understand the concepts introduced in the classroom, enabling them to put theory to practice through demonstrations, exercises, problem-solving and case studies.”
Dr Tan says it initially plans to use SAP to support accounting and supply chain management teaching.
“We hope that staff members from other disciplines will come to appreciate how an enterprise resource planning system can help students better understand how a business can optimise processes such as human resources management, customer relationship management, as well as sales and distribution along with their finance systems.”
SAP NZ managing director Graeme Riley says employers are now looking for business graduates who understand an organisation’s business systems, processes and information needs.
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