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Online Graduate ERP Certificate

The Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Certificate program at Georgia Southern University focuses on the knowledge and skills students need for careers in organizations that rely on ERP systems to support key business processes.  Students in the program will receive a solid, applied enterprise systems educational experience and will exit the program with a realistic overview of ERP systems and hands-on experience using SAP.

What is the Web ERP Certificate Program?


The ERP Certificate program consists of five 3-credit-hour graduate-level CISM courses.  All five courses will be delivered fully online, two during the 1st Semester, two during the 2nd Semester, and one course in the 3rd semester.

In ERP Certificate program admitted students are assigned to a cohort for which there will be prescribed courses.   Students in the ERP Certificate program who enter other graduate programs at the university, such as the MBA, MAcc, and MS in Applied Engineering may be able to use some or all of the ERP Certificate courses to satisfy degree requirements.

The ERP Certificate program is designed to assist students in preparing for and passing SAP’s TS410 certification exam, which is administered on the 10th day of a TS410 SAP Academy.   Students who pass the certification test will be listed in SAP’s database of certified business practitioners.   The TS410 certification is recognized worldwide and a continuing global shortage of skilled SAP workers will enable students who earn the ERP Certificate to compete for a wide range of jobs.

Who can earn an ERP Certificate?


Admission to the ERP Certificate program is competitive. The ERP Certificate program’s admission committee reviews applications on an individual basis looking at both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the applicant’s academic background and professional experience (if applicable). The committee seeks to assess each applicant’s potential for academic success in an online graduate program based on the following:

  • Admission to the Georgia Southern University College of Graduate Studies (COGS) as a Non-Degree Certificate student. This requires the following:
    1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a college accredited by the proper regional association with a 2.7 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on undergraduate work.
    2. Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate, if appropriate, transcripts.
    3. An updated resume that includes the following: a) Work history, b) Education history, c) Professional experiences related to the academic program, and d) Contact information of a minimum of three references.
    4. A personal statement that includes a description of career goals and reasons for applying to the graduate ERP Certificate program.
    5. Students whose first language is not English and who have not studied extensively in English must submit official TOEFL scores. TOEFL scores of at least 80 (internet-based), 213 (computer-based, or 550 (paper-based) are required for admission to the ERP Certificate program. TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Georgia Southern University.
    6. Students who are not U.S. citizens must provide a photocopy of their VISA or permanent resident alien cards and satisfy all other admission requirements specified by COGS for international students.
    7. Students interested in applying course credit earned while completing the ERP Certificate toward the requirements for an MBA, MAcc, or MS in Applied Engineering degree must also satisfy the admission requirements for that degree program.

Why would I want an ERP Certificate?


SAP uses the phrase “The best run companies run SAP” as a selling point. The truth underlying this phrase has resulted in SAP becoming the world’s largest business software company in terms of revenue’s. SAP is currently used by more than 140,000 companies in more than 180 countries, including small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The sheer numbers are a result of a rapid growth in the last decade or so, and has resulted in a shortage of SAP talent in the marketplace.

Georgia Southern University’s ERP Certificate Program signifies that you have completed SAP-approved courses that include significant hands-on experience with SAP. A minimum of 30% of each SAP University Alliance-approved course is devoted to in-depth exposure to SAP. This translates into developing skill sets that can give you a competitive advantage in the job market – including multiple career options in business and IT, more managerial opportunities, and higher salaries. Because individuals with SAP skills are highly sought after, they receive pay increases that outpace the market.

  • Fifteen (15) credit hour program
  • Approximately 25 students in each cohort
  • All required courses delivered entirely online
Department of Enterprise Systems and Analytics
PO Box 7998
Statesbor, GA 30460
Email: ISDept@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: 912-478-7751
Send Transcripts to: Georgia Southern University  College of Graduate Studies ATTN: Naronda Wright PO Box 8024 Statesboro, GA 30460-8024
SemesterSuggested Program of Study
1st SemesterCISM 7231 – ERP Business Process Analysis using SAP (3)
CISM 7335 – Business Intelligence & Performance Management Systems (3)
2nd SemesterCISM 7331 – Enterprise Systems Analysis (3)
CISM 7235 – ERP Customizations for SAP (3)
OR CISM 7336 – Enterprise Information Systems (3)
3rd SemesterCISM 7339 – ERP Certification Review (3)

Admission Requirements

Admissions to the ERP Certificate program is competitive. The committee seeks to assess applicants based on the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a computing discipline
  • 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Official copies of all transcripts
  • Resume with three references
  • Personal statement that includes career goals and reason for application

Graduate Application Deadlines:

  • for FALL Cohort,  June 15th deadline
  • for SPRING Cohort: November 15th deadline
Tuition Rates & Fees 
Graduate Online Tuition Rate$667.00/credit hour
Application Fee$50.00
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Last updated: 8/4/2020

Information Systems • P.O. Box 7998 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-4747 • ISDept@georgiasouthern.edu