Craig School of Business

Masters in Information Management

Students-395x200Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

This program prepares graduates to work in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment in the business world. The software utilized in the program is SAP. This is the number one software used by companies around the globe including most Fortune 500 companies as well as local and regional companies. Implementing ERP Applications is not a technical exercise but is a strategic business initiative. It requires involvement of all areas in a business; those that are leading the initiative work with all areas in a business. Graduates of the program will have a deep understanding of business processes and will be able to apply that knowledge to any ERP environment.

Program: The 30-credit-hour program includes a core of 18 hours and 12 hours of elective courses to fit the specific needs of the student.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Undergraduate Degree in Business from an AACSB accredited school with an overall GPA of 3.0 (or an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours.)     OR
  2. Non-business undergraduate degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems or related field with an overall GPA of 3.0 (or an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 hours.)     OR
  3. Undergraduate degree in any field with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and at least 3 years of relevant work experience (a one paragraph description of relevant work experience is required).     OR
  4. Undergraduate degree in any field with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and GMAT Test– Minimum 450 or GRE equivalent.
    All other candidates must successfully complete the GMAT Test– Minimum 450 or GRE equivalent and will need to request provisional admission.

To apply: https://www-sec.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/app/

For more information about graduate school, https://www.missouriwestern.edu/graduate/

Questions about the program? Contact Dr. Peggy Lane, Director of the MIM program at: plane3@missouriwestern.edu or (816) 271-5832

Required Courses (18 hours):
  • ERP Fundamentals
  • ERP Configuration
  • SDLC Analysis and Design
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management
  • System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Project Management
Elective Courses (select 12 hours):
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • EA Technology
  • e-Commerce and Mobile Platforms
  • SAP TERP 10 Certification
  • ERP Special Topics
Course Descriptions: (*Required courses)
* MIM 613 - ERP Fundamentals
Basic understanding of business process through both discussion and hands on activities in ERP software. Concepts discussed to include why a company would implement ERP software, what it means to a company to implement ERP, change management, successes and failures will both be discussed. Students will use ERP software in basic business processes including sales, procurement, and production. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: Management 503 or equivalent or Director's approval.
* MIM 623 - ERP Configuration
Configuration using ERP software. Configuration is discussed in this course. Students setup their own organizational structures for their company and then test their companies through completing basic business processes. An added dimension includes integrating companies together to complete business processes. Prerequisite ERP Fundamentals.
* MIM 633 - Business Intelligence and Analytics
The focus on this course is on analyzing data by utilizing techniques such as building data cubes and data mining to perform predictive analysis to answer the question why did something happen and what will happen if it continues to happen in the future. Databases and spreadsheet skills will be utilized in this course.
* MIM 643 - Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management
APICS Standard Planning Framework is discussed and then applied with Enterprise Applications (EA) software. Time series forecasting, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity planning, and the purchasing cycle are covered in the course. Customer Relationship Management concepts are discussed and then applied with EA software.
* MIM 653 - SDLC Project Management
This course will present project management techniques, potential problems, and overall decision-making associated with the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and software development projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers. SAP project management software will be used. Prerequisite: ERP Fundamentals or SDLC Analysis and Design.
* MIM 603 - SDLC Analysis and Design
This course provides a detailed examination of systems analysis and design. Emphasis is placed on the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document an information system including an Enterprise Applications implementation with different approaches. The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills, which the systems analyst should possess, including: communication, problem solving and risk assessment. Team-oriented projects and cases are utilized to aid in understanding how systems concepts are developed in the business world.
MIM 683 - Strategic Information Systems
A high level approach will be utilized in this course to examine how information systems in general and ERP systems in particular are strategic information systems. Cases and industry contacts will be utilized to examine how different companies have had both successes and eventual successes with their implementations. Prerequisite: ERP Fundamentals
MIM 663 - e-Commerce and Mobile Platforms
This course explores the role of information and communication technology in the conduct of business activities via the Internet and mobile technologies. Pre or co-requisite: ERP Fundamentals
MIM 673 - EA Technology
Technology utilized in the behind the scenes applications of Enterprise Technologies will be explored in this course. The rapidly changing topics will include areas such as system security and documenting and customizing modules properly so that enhancements can be applied in a timely fashion. Prerequisite: Business Intelligence and Analytics.
MIM 693 - SAP TERP 10 Certification
The objective of this course is to prepare students to take the TERP 10 certification exam offered by SAP. Emphasis is placed on data needs and understanding complex organizational structures. Note: This is a course that is dictated by SAP as to how it is offered. It is offered two weeks Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00 with the 3 hour certification exam given the last Friday in the morning. Materials are provided in paper form only from SAP to be copied at the students’ expense. Students also pay for the exam – approximately $300.00. Prerequisite ERP Configuration
MIM 697 - EA Special Topics
As Enterprise Applications special topics are developed, they can be taught under this course so that we can be agile and offer the material as soon as possible.