Integrating ERP Second Wave into Higher Education Curriculum

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McCarthy, Brendan, Hawking, Paul and Stein, Andrew (2005) Integrating ERP Second Wave into Higher Education Curriculum. In: Proceedings of the 9th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2005 : ‬I.T. and Value Creation. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems . UNSPECIFIED, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 1001-1008.


In the 1990s there was considerable growth in implementations of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. Companies expected these systems to support many of the day to day business transactions. The growth in ERP implementations had a resultant impact on the demand for ERP skills. Many universities recognised this demand and the potential of using ERP Systems software as a teaching tool, and endeavoured to incorporate ERP systems into their curriculum; however most universities have struggled in this task. The application of ERP in education is well documented in many papers on Information Systems education. ERP systems have now evolved to incorporate more strategic components and universities and ERP vendors are investigating ways in which curriculum can be developed to support these new solutions. This paper discusses the evolution of ERP systems and how universities are attempting to develop their curriculum to complement these changes. It identifies how one university is addressing this dilemma and how this approach could be adopted and expanded further. --Conference held Bangkok, Thailand, 7-10 July, 2005

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Paper 83

Item type Book Section
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords ERP systems, application hosting, ERP education, business information systems, tertiary education, educational technologies, e-learning
Citations in Scopus 17 - View on Scopus
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