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Corporations worldwide have focused on improving business processes for the past two decades. In their efforts to use information technology more effectively in enabling business processes, we have seen the emergence and growth of enterprise systems, and more recently, extended enterprise systems such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), strategic enterprise management (SEM), and business intelligence. Most Fortune 500 companies have already adopted enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and many midsize companies are also planning ERP implementations. With a commitment to keep pace with these changes in business processes and technology, the University of Missouri system joined SAP's™ University alliance and Microsoft's™ University Alliance programs in order to continue and expand classroom capabilities for integrating ERP software into the curriculum.
ERP systems can be used to reinforce many of the concepts covered in the business discipline. ERP systems incorporate state-of-the-art technology, providing a comprehensive teaching tool for business and for information systems. Universities that have successfully incorporated an ERP system into their curricula find unprecedented student demand for those subjects. There is also an increasing demand for ERP-related research.
ERP can be viewed as a combination of business management practice and technology, where information technology integrates with a company's core business processes to enable the achievement of specific business objectives. The Missouri S&T program prepares undergraduate and graduate students for positions as both technical and business consultants in the ERP field.
If you want to learn more about ERP visit us on our website at http://erp.mst.edu.
ERP courses can be found in the graduate catalog.
Required Core Courses:
The graduate certificate program is open to all individuals holding a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree.
A student who completes the ERP graduate certificate at Missouri S&T, having earned a grade of "B" or better in each of the certificate courses, may be admitted to the MBA program in business administration or the MS program in information science and technology. The normal application process will be followed, but the minimum undergraduate GPA and GRE score requirements will be waived. Normal course prerequisites still apply.
Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status, but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. The courses in the program will be offered at least once per year.
Once admitted to the certificate program, you will have three years to complete the certificate, as long as you maintain a B average in the courses taken.
Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision.
Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.
This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply.