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During the last two decades many businesses around the world have adopted Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Consequently the growth in the number of ERP implementations has had an enormous impact on the demand for ERP skills. This is one of the main reasons that many universities have adopted ERP in their curriculum. However many universities have struggled with the complexity, considerable cost and effort involved with the use of ERP and the way in which to incorporate it into the curriculum. This paper describes a joint effort by industry and the HU University of Applied Science in the Netherlands at designing an ERP curriculum that doesn’t have these problems and at the same time bridges the gap between skills taught by academia and those valued by industry