Gannon University’ s College of Engineering and Business Joins SAP University Alliances Program
Posted: June 17, 2014
Gannon University announces that it has joined the SAP®
University Alliances program. The program provides faculty in the
College of Engineering and Business with the world's premier tools
and resources necessary to teach technology-enabled integrated
business processes and strategic thinking - and gives graduates the
skills required to add immediate value to businesses in the Erie
region and beyond.
University Alliances member schools have full access to SAP Business Suite applications, such as the enterprise resource
planning (ERP) application SAP ERP. The comprehensive business
software suite supports business, engineering and information
technology programs, enabling students to put classroom theory into
practice through demonstrations, exercises and problem solving,
case studies, simulations and research programs.
Through hands-on experience with SAP products, students at
member schools gain insight into how technology can empower
businesses to optimize key processes such as accounting and
controlling, human capital management, supply chain management,
project planning, plant and materials management, sales and
distribution and more. Gannon University will use these tools to
prepare students for a market requiring extensive knowledge and
high skill levels as part of a global SAP network that provides
thousands of direct job opportunities to qualified graduates.
Gannon University is the latest institution of higher education
to join the SAP University Alliances program, which includes 1,000
institutions of higher education representing over 150,000 students
worldwide. SAP is the world's leading provider of business
software, offering ERP, business intelligence and related
applications, and services to companies of all sizes and in more
than 25 industries.
"We are excited to be a part of this industry-leading alliance.
This is an important step for Gannon University's College of
Engineering and Business in achieving its vision of offering
exceptional programs with integrated experiential education and an
ecosystem for transforming student, faculty, and community ideas
into viable businesses," said Gannon University President Keith