Integrated business processes help students land jobs
August 8, 2012
By Dottie Barnes
Employers as diverse as Vera Bradley and Steelcase are recruiting Grand Valley business students because of their knowledge of integrated business processes and SAP® software.
Students are gaining this knowledge in the Seidman College of Business through ERP-based academic programs, and have helped create a virtual company that is now being used by other students around the world.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is a method of using integrative software to link various business functions — such as accounting, inventory control and human resources — across an entire company.
“Bigger companies that typically hire from schools like Michigan or Stanford are now delighted to come here to recruit, and they did not come here before we had this program,” said Simha Magal, professor of management in the Seidman College of Business and director of the Seidman ERP program.
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