Facts about the course

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

IBE700 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP-systems) (Spring 2021)

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


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