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Darla Moore School of Business

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Graduate Certificate

Why Study Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Along with the general trend in business toward massive automation, large scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems have become the backbone of today’s information systems. These systems integrate information from all areas of an organization (i.e., marketing, operations, HR and sales) as well as through the supply chain.

Increasingly, business managers must demonstrate proficiency in their understanding of ERP systems and be able to design, employ and use these systems effectively as a requirement to a successful career.

The Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Graduate Certificate is designed to provide students with the ability to demonstrate an overall understanding and working knowledge of the function, design, control and use of ERP systems. It is based on the premise that students should understand at a conceptual level both their own technology as well as the technology of the entities with which they interact. In addition to understanding ERP systems, this certificate also focuses on understanding how, administratively and operationally, each area of the organization interacts, leverages and affects the others to create a desired outcome across the organization.

Academic Requirements

All candidates pursuing this certificate are required to complete three courses (nine credit hours) beyond the core coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or better across all courses. Emphasis is given to the predominant ERP system within large organizations, known is SAP, culminating in SAP TERP 10 instruction and the TERP 10 examination.

Required Courses: 12 credits

Select one course from each component section.

Accounting Component (3 credits)
  • ACCT 728: Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 738: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 743: Accounting for Management Control
  • DMSB 710: Financial Accounting in the Global Environment
Database Component (3 credits)
  • ACCT 702: Application of Advanced Databases to Accounting and Business
  • MGSC 790: Data Resource Management
Information Systems Component (3 credits)
  • ACCT 736: Information Technology Assurance, Control, and Security
  • ACCT 737: Accounting Information Systems from a Strategic Perspective
Enterprise Resource Planning Component (3 credits)
  • ACCT 739: Enterprise Resource Planning
  • ACCT 741: Special Topics in Accounting

Who Should Apply

The program is open to current graduate students at the Darla Moore School of Business as well as working professionals and any interested members of the public who are not involved in degree programs. Those interested in developing the understanding and skills needed to navigate the complexities of transaction processing and data queries in modern ERP systems are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Current Moore School Graduate Students

Current graduate students need to complete a concurrent enrollment form. Contact your program director with any questions.

Non-Moore School Students / Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at the Darla Moore School of Business need to apply through the Graduate School at USC.

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