Teaching medium-sized ERP systems - a problem-based learning approach

Winkelmann Axel, Matzner Martin


Abstract
In order to increase the diversity in IS education, we discuss an approach for teaching medium-sized ERP systems in master courses. Many of today's IS curricula are biased toward large ERP packages. Nevertheless, these ERP systems are only a part of the ERP market. Hence, this chapter describes a course outline for a course on medium-sized ERP systems. Students had to study, analyze, and compare five different ERP systems during a semester. The chapter introduces a procedure model and scenario for setting up similar courses at other universities. Furthermore, it describes some of the students' outcomes and evaluates the contribution of the course with regard to a practical but also academic IS education.

Keywords
Diversity, ERP, Enterprise resource planning, Course outline, Case study, Teaching, IS education, University, Information systems



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2009

Conference
Information Systems Development (ISD 2008)

Venue
Paphos, Cyprus

Book title
Proceedings of the Information Systems Development Conference 2008

Editor
Papadopoulos George A, Wojtkowski Gregory, Wojtkowski Wita, Wrycza, Stanislaw, Zupancic, Joze

Pages range
891-901

Publisher
Springer

Place
New York

Language
English

ISBN
978-0-387-84809-9

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