Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) with Systems, Applications, and Products (SAP)

ERP with SAP Certificate

SAP® is the leading Enterprise Resource Planning software company in the world. Employers are looking for candidates experienced in using SAP® software to better manage business operations. This Certificate can provide valuable hands on experience to help you move up within your organization or find a new position elsewhere.

SAP® Technology will be used as a tool in teaching the concepts and will account for at least 30% of the overall program.

An Education that Fits Your Life

Designed for working adult learners, you’ll learn in an interactive classroom with a Penn State instructor. Accelerated evening courses meet once a week for seven weeks in a video conference classroom or via Zoom with online learning components. As a participant at the host location, receiving location, or via Zoom you are able to communicate with the instructor and interact with students at the other campuses

Career Potential

SAP® isn’t only a valuable tool nationwide. Demand for applicants with SAP® is growing locally as larger companies are implementing SAP® to help manage business processes. Manufacturing and utility companies are leading the way with the most job postings requesting experience with SAP®.
Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool.l

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete the following courses with a “C” or better:

  • MIS 404 - Introduction to ERP and Business Processes
  • SCM 445 - Operations Planning and Control
  • SCM 460 - Purchasing and Materials Management

Course Offerings

To review prerequisites, read course descriptions and view current offerings, please visit LionPath. https://lionpathsupport.psu.edu/

MIS 404: Intro to ERP and Business Processes
(3 Credits)

Enterprise Resourse Planning (ERR) a group of integrated software modules used to run virtually all business processes in an organization. The course explains and demonstrates how business processes such as sales logistics, production/material management, procurement, and human resources are supported in an ERP software package. 

Prerequisite: MIS 204




6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

SCM 445: Operations Planning and Control
(3 credits)

Aggregate production planning procedures, disaggregation methods in hierarchical production planning, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, lot-sizing, and capacity planning.

Prerequisite: SCM 301


1/9/23 - 2/24/23


6:15pm - 9:00pm

SCM 460: Purchasing and Materials Management
(3 credits)

Purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management. 

Prerequisite: SCM 301

This course is being offered through a blended learning format, combining live video streams of lectures with online content. Live lectures are conducted via ZOOM - in an instructor-led video conferencing classroom.

3/13/23 - 4/28/23


6:15pm - 9:00pm

Registration Information

For more information or to register, call 570-963-2509 or email [email protected].


These are credit courses and all current tuition rates apply.

The ERP with SAP® Certificate is jointly offered by the following campuses:

Berks (Reading, PA), Brandywine (Media, PA), Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA), Hazleton (Hazleton, PA), Mont-Alto (Chambersburg, PA), Scranton (Dunmore, PA), Wilkes-Barre (Lehman, PA), York (York, PA)

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.