Communications of the IIMA


The wide spread of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology has made information systems (IS) education shift the focus from functional applications development to enterprise software implementation and configuration. The latest model curriculum for undergraduate IS programs, the IS 2010, has made teaching the large and complex ERP software system an important issue. This paper presents a framework of innovatively integrating ERP into four core and three elective courses proposed in IS 2010. The paper illustrates the integrated ERP curriculum by discussing the design, content, and teaching methods for the seven courses using SAP as the software tool. The purpose of the paper is to provide a useful guideline for those who seek to teach ERP technology in the undergraduate IS curriculum.