An applied approach to teaching HR concepts using an ERP system

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Hawking, Paul, Foster, Susan and Bassett, Penny (2002) An applied approach to teaching HR concepts using an ERP system. In: IS2002 : Informing Science + IT Conference : June 19-21, 2002 Cork, Ireland : Proceedings and Schedule. Informing Science Institute, Santa Rosa, California, pp. 699-704.


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems offer a software-based system that handles an enterprise’s total information system needs in an integrated fashion. These systems are purported to incorporate “best business practice”. Many universities have realized the potential of these systems as educational tools and have developed curriculum accordingly. Many companies in recent times have identified the benefits of the Human Resources functionality offered by ERP systems. However universities in Australia have not realized the potential of this functionality as a teaching tool to reinforce many of the concepts covered in a Human Resource Management curriculum. This paper outlines the experiences at Victoria University where SAP Human Resources functionality was incorporated for the first time. It also describes a number of student projects under development that will enhance this curriculum development. The paper will pro- vide a model to other universities who are considering developing similar type of curriculum. -- InSITE Conference, Where Parallels Intersect, 2002.

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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords enterprise resource planning systems, business information systems, vocational education, educational technologies, business studies, Bachelor of Business, Victoria University, Melbourne
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