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Business School Joins Elite 'University Alliance Program'
The Business School at Loughborough University has joined the SAP University Alliance Program, alongside Lancaster and Warwick Universities in the UK. The largest academic/business collaboration in the world, SAP Alliance membership is by invitation only and consists of only 500 universities around the world.
SAP – the global leader in business and enterprise applications software – has already been embedded into the Business School’s postgraduate modules, allowing students the opportunity to become familiar with the industry standard in business management software before they even enter the marketplace, making them much sought-after employees to the thousands of enterprises that use SAP to manage their businesses across the globe.
"Although many students will have been introduced to the concept of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in lectures,” says Lecturer Dr Crispin Coombs, “the majority have never seen what one of these systems looks like. The great advantage of using SAP in the classroom is that the students get hands on experience of an industry standard ERP system, and have the opportunity to explore functionality across a range of different departments of an example organisation. Even employees in firms that use SAP rarely get this opportunity to see how the whole system fits together.”
SAP knowledge and experience is highly sought after by large professional services and consulting firms. Because membership is so limited, this experience is often difficult to obtain prior to graduation, making institutions like the Business School who use it, a desirable destination for students in the know.
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