Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Bjørn Jæger
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

IBE700 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP-systems) (Spring 2020)

About the course

The development of ERP-systems over the last decades has been one of the key advancements in organizations' use of information technology. An ERP-system supports and automates business processes across functional areas by integrating the organization's functional areas, and sharing information across the organization in real time. This course is a practical hands-on course giving an introduction to how business processes are executed with the support of an ERP system. Students will use a commercially available ERP-system (SAP) to build an understanding of the functional capabilities of such systems. Students will participate in two role plays. One address the operation of a global supply chain spanning several companies, while in the other role play students act as sellers and buyers of an ERP system for a company.

The course is connected to the following study programs

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Students will get:

  • practical skills in operation of the SAP ERP-system modules; Material Management, Sales and Distribution, Production Planning and Financial Accounting
  • theoretical knowledge of; business processes, business process modeling and the history and evolution of ERP systems
  • an understanding of how ERP- systems support and automate business processes

Forms of teaching and learning

3 hours of lectures and guided exercises per week. Some weeks will be planned for more intensive hands-on training.

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

  • Mandatory coursework: Other - please specify in the comments
  • Courseworks given:
  • Courseworks required:
  • Presence: Not required
  • Comment: Presence in 80 % of the lectures is required. All exercises are mandatory.


  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment

  • Proportion: 70%

  • Duration: 3 Hours

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: Only general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version


  • Form of assessment: Home assessment

  • Proportion: 30%

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

  • Comment: In addition: an oral defence


Relevant literature:

Simha R. Magal, Jeffrey Word, Wiley, Essentials of Business Processes and Information Systems and

Simha R. Magal, Jeffrey Word, Wiley, Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems.

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 20, 2019 12:30:28 AM