Process Methodology in ERP-Related Education: A Case from Swedish Higher Education
There has long been a debate regarding the inclusion of IT into the curriculum for business students. With IT being a natural part of their coming working environment, the under-developed use of for instance Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions has suffered much critique. At the same time the process oriented approach has saturated the business environment. With ERP systems designed using a process oriented approach, this case explores the potential use of a flow from business opportunity to general ledger as a means for achieving both ERP and business knowledge enhancement among the students. As a joint initiative between academia and industry, a first attempt at using this approach was applied and tested in Sweden during the fall of 2008. The purpose of this case is to present the outline of the initiative, along with an evaluation and key lessons-learned.
KeywordsERP education Role-based Process oriented business education
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