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Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise Resource Planning

Code: LOG8LF001
Extent: 3 ECTS (81h)
Timing: Semester 3-7
Language: English
Level: Joint professional studies
Type: Free-choice studies

Prerequisites

The student has successfully completed courses ICT Skills for Business 2 (ECO1LF001D), Developing Entrepreneurial Competences (BUS1LF001) and Business Planning for a Start-up (BUS1LF002).

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • becomes familiar with a modern ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) information system, its concepts and potential in contemporary business environment
  • is able utilize ERP systems basic functionalities and run business processes within the system
  • is able to model and portray business processes
  • is able to understand the interaction between various business areas through business processes
  • is able to act in a digi-applier role and indirectly in other roles according HH3S dimensions.

Course contents

  • Concept of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
  • Overview and modeling of business processes
  • ERP supporting business routines from various aspects: customers, suppliers, products
  • Execution of selected business processes within ERP system
  • Adaptation of ERP system to support and benefit the usage needs within business environment

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based examples and cases used.

International dimension

International business approach utilized with course themes and topics.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact lessons
Assignments with ERP information system
Team assignment
Examination
Independent studies
The assessment of one’s own learning

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.

Teachers with the main responsibility for the course

Miikka Mäkelä

Course materials

Essential course materials are provided during the course in e-learning platform or handouts. Additionally, each student is allocated their own individual company in Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP system, in which business processes are executed and various assignments completed.

Recommended Reading:
Monk, E. & Wanger, B. 2007. Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning. Course Technology.
van der Hoeven, H. 2009. ERP and business processes. Coral Springs (FL): Llumina Press.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student understands some of the key concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning and business processes. The student knows some of the key concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning and business processes. The student commands and masters the key concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning and business processes.
Skills The student knows some of the basic features of MS Dynamics NAV system within the course scope, and manages some of the given tasks passably. The student understands the basic rules and features of business process modeling. The student knows the basic features of MS Dynamics NAV system within the course scope, and manages the given tasks well. The student is able to model business processes.  The student masters the basic features of MS Dynamics NAV system within the course scope, and manages the given tasks commendably. The student is able to model business processes analytically and logically.
Competence The student comprehends and analyzes a company’s operations through its utilization of Enterprise Resource Planning and business process concepts passably. The student comprehends and analyzes a company’s operations through its utilization of Enterprise Resource Planning and business process concepts well. The student understands the significance of ERP system. As a digi-applier, the student is able to recognize new possibilities in using new technology to improve service production efficiency and regeneration. The student comprehends and analyzes a company’s operations through its utilization of Enterprise Resource Planning and business process concepts in an excellent way. The student understands the significance and the potential of ERP system. As a digi-applier, the student is able to generate new possibilities in using new technology to improve service production efficiency and regeneration.

Assessment components and their respective weights

Examination including both ERP system usage tasks and written questions 50%
Team Assignment 35%
Class attendance at ERP system assignment and business process modeling classes 15%

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.