Enterprise Resource Planning

1.1       Philosophy

 

The Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) in Enterprise Resource Planning as a programme has been developed on the fundamental assumption that the student is entitled to acquire profound theoretical, practical knowledge and hands-on experience to enable him/her face the challenges of life, and cope with the problems of the business environment. Basically, the UNN Business School is designed to produce a crop of professional graduates who would drive entrepreneurship development in Nigeria and beyond. The curriculum is designed to give him/her a broad knowledge of business in order to gain a competitive edge over others with the use of softwares to enhance business processes and practices. To this end, emphasis is placed upon professional education of the entire individual and in providing him/her with effective strategies to boost performance in his/her career. To obtain a degree, a candidate must complete course work consisting of courses in the areas of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management, Marketing and Enterprise Resource Planning. Other notable areas include organizational case studies, seminars, practical navigations and a case project report.

 

1.2       Objectives

The Executive Master in Business Administration (Executive MBA) – Enterprise Resource Planning has the following objectives:

  • To prepare candidates who will be proficient in the configuration, use, and strategic application of ERP software across a wide range of business functions
  • To avail students who can apply the knowledge of ERP systems to any software environment or industry.
  • To teach students the ins and outs of the ERP software by SAP, one of the top vendors in the market place.
  • To prepare candidates who will graduate from the programme and be in position to carry out the duties and responsibilities in government and industrial establishments, business undertakings, statutory corporations and parastatals with the aid of Enterprise Resource Planning software.
  • To help students acquire leadership skills, human relations, analytical, evaluative, qualitative and communicative skills needed for management of organisations and proper stewardship.
  • To expose students to integrative, interdisciplinary and dynamic nature of business and administrative processes.

 

 

1.3       Scope

The Executive MBA programme in Business Administration- Enterprise Resource Planning cuts across various areas in business and industry. Students will complete relevant courses in business related areas and Enterprise Resource Planning modules in addition to project work in their areas of interest. The programme is majorly case-study, seminar driven and incorporates practical hands-on navigations.

 

 

1.4       Entry Requirements

Candidates for the Executive MBA programme in Enterprise Resource Planning should have the following:

  • Minimum of 3 (three) years working experience in industry
  • Bachelors’ degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in any relevant discipline (Management, Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Accountancy, Marketing, Insurance, Engineering, etc.)

 

Admission is twice in a year, March/April and September/October.

 

1.5       Mode of Study

The mode of study for the Executive MBA programme in Enterprise Resource Planning shall be by course work, organisational case studies, seminars, practical navigations and case project reports.

 

1.6       Duration

The duration for the Executive MBA programme shall be four (4) semesters – 18 months

 

1.7       Employment Opportunities

The Executive MBA programme in Enterprise Resource Planning prepares students to improve professionalism in business practices and entrepreneurship development, with the aid of ERP software. The programme equally trains them to fill middle and senior level management positions in business, commerce, industry, government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).With their education and training, they can set up their own businesses since the programme also emphasizes self-employment and consultancy.

 

1.8       Fee Structure

The fee shall be N210, 000 per semester for 4 semesters.

 

 

COURSE LISTING

FIRST SEMESTER

 

Course Code              Course Title                                                                           Unit Loads

EMB 801                    Managerial Economics                                                                       2

EMB 803                    Strategic Management and Business Ethics                                       2

EMB 805                    ICT Appreciation for Decision Making                                              2

EMB 807                    Accounting Practice                                                                            2

EMB 809                    Banking and Finance                                                                          2

EMB 811                    Marketing Process and Practice                                                          2

EMB 813                    Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility                      2

EMB 815                    Research Methodology                                                                       2

                                                Total                                                                                       16

 

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

 

EMB 820        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Business Organisations            2

EMB 822        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Banking and

Financial Institutions                                                                                  2

EMB 824        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Marketing Organisations         2

EMB 826        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Accounting and

Auditing Firms                                                                                             2

                        Total                                                                                                   8                     

 

THIRD SEMESTER

 

 

ERP 831          ERP Fundamentals and Business Processes                                                   2

ERP 833          Accounting in ERP System                                                                             2

ERP 835          Human Capital Management in ERP systems                                                  2

ERP837           Sales, Distribution and Supply Chain Management in ERP Systems              2

ERP 839          Business Analytics                                                                                            2

                        Total                                                                                                                 10     

 

 

FOURTH SEMESTER
ERP 890          Case Project Report                                                                                        4

           

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

EMB 805        ICT Appreciation for Decision Making                                          (2 units)

Basics of Computer, Applications of ICT in Business Problem-solving; Computer Software and packages, The Future of Business in an ICT-driven Economy

 

EMB 813        Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility   (2 units)

The Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship; Personal Characteristics of Entrepreneurs; Theories of Entrepreneurship Development; Identification of ideas and Venture Capital Opportunities; Keeping Records; Writing Business Plans; Entrepreneurial Practice – Success and Failure; The Entrepreneur in Micro, Small, Medium and Large-Scale Enterprises, Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

EMB 815        Research Methodology                                                                     (2 units)

Application of Scientific Methods in the Study and Analysis of Business Activities; Research Designs; Data Collection Methods; Sampling techniques; Data Analysis Methods, Measurement Scales; Interpretation and Presentation of Business Research Results; Applications of Research in Business Problem-Solving of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management and Marketing

 

EMB 807        Accounting Practice                                                                          (2 units)

Core Topics in Accounting Practice; Core Topics in Management Accounting Practice; Core Topics in Auditing; Core Topics in Accounting Theory and Corporate Reporting

 

EMB 803        Strategic Management and Business Ethics                                   (2 units)

Concept of management; principles of management; professionalism in management; ethical issues in business and practice of strategic management

 

EMB 811        Marketing Process and Practice                                                      (2 units)

General Marketing Principles, Marketing Communications Systems; Consumer and Buyer Behaviour Analysis; Professionalism in Marketing Practice; Ethical Issues in Marketing.

 

EMB 801        Managerial Economics                                                                     (2 units)

Economics of and in the Decision-Making Process; Understanding the Micro and Macro Environment of Business (specifically the Macroeconomic Variables); Demand and Supply; Types of Market Models; Theory of Games

 

EMB 809        Banking and Finance                                                                        (2 units)

Money and its Relevance to Business and the Economy; Sources of Business Finance; Bank Lending and its Implications for Business; Aspects of Financial Management/Corporate Finance; Monetary and Fiscal Policies

 

 

EMB 820        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in

Business Organisations                                                                     (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding business organisations to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMB 822        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Banking and                      

Financial Institutions                                                                        (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding banking and financial institutions to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMB 824        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in

Marketing Organisations                                                                 (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding marketing organisations to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

 

 

 

 

EMB 826        Case Studies and Analysis on Leadership in Accounting and

Auditing Firms                                                                                  (2 units)

Cases will focus on guiding accounting and auditing firms to a higher productivity, managing people and conflict resolution. Others include issues on effective leadership skills, ethics, emotional intelligence, creative thinking etc.

 

EMB 831        Seminar Presentations in Accounting                                             (2 units)

This will focus on the effective use of accounting and auditing information in business operations.

 

EMB 833        Seminar Presentations Banking and Finance                                (2 units)

This will focus on credit requirements for borrowing from banking and financial institutions.

 

EMB 835        Seminar Presentations in Management                                          (2 units)

This will focus on general management issues for smooth operations of business organisations.

 

EMB 837        Seminar Presentations in Marketing                                              (2 units)

This will focus on general marketing with more emphasis on purchasing and supply chain management.

 

ERP 831         ERP Fundamentals and Business Processes                                  (2 units)

The focus of this course will be the following: Understanding of modern information systems and their role in common business processes, Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning, Evolution of ERP systems, ERP technical and functional features, ERP Selection, acquisition and implementation, Benefits and Challenges associated with implementing ERP systems and their impacts on organizations. Business processes including finance, procurement, inventory management, production planning and execution, and sales and distribution, and know how they are integrated into an ERP system.

 

ERP 833         Accounting in ERP System                                                              (2 units)

Basic Accounting Principles and Concepts, general ledger accounts in ERP systems, Accounting Systems and real-time Accounting integrations in ERP, Business processes (sales process, purchase process and the accounting processes in the business environment)and how they impact on accounting in ERP systems, Management of Assets and Liabilities in ERP systems, Budgeting, Reporting and Control in ERP systems.

 

ERP 835         Human Capital Management in ERP systems                               (2 units)

This course covers the following: Structures in Human Resources Organization Management, Personnel Administration, Time Management, Reporting and Control Tools, Personnel Development, and Wage Type Structure in ERP.

 

ERP 837         Sales, Distribution and Supply Chain Management in

ERP Systems                                                                                      (2 units)

Sales and Distribution Organizational units and its contents creation and assigning in ERP, Sales and Distribution process and transactions, reporting and control in ERP, Procurement and supply Organizational units and its contents creation and assigning in ERP, Procure to pay transactions, reporting and control in ERP, Materials Management Organizational units and its contents creation and assigning in ERP, Materials movements, reporting and control in ERP, production, warehouses, logistics and customer relationship management facilities in ERP.

 

ERP 839         Business Analytics                                                                            (2 units)

Framework for business analytics in ERP, business analytics and reporting in ERP, development of mathematical models for improved decision making within an organization with ERP systems, structuring problems and logical analyses in organizations with ERP systems, ERP systems models for diverse industries and functional areas, including finance, operations, and markets

 

ERP 890         Project Report                                                                                   (6 units)

Candidate is required to write a case project report on an approved topic which will be defended before the supervisor and any other person appointed by the Co-ordinator of Studies (MBA Programmes).