Introduction to ERP Systems

I.     Course Prefix/Number: BUS 249

       Course Name: Introduction to ERP Systems

       Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

CIS 201 or CIS 203 or consent of the instructor or program coordinator. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software and keyboarding skills.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course introduces SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning.  The course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact within an ERP system in the functional areas of sales and distribution, materials management, production planning, financial accounting, controlling, and human resource management.  Students may not receive credit in both BUS 249 and CIS 249.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in business functions.
  2. Show how companies use ERP systems to improve business functions and prosper.
  3. Use SAP to solve business process problems and develop process improvement suggestions.
  4. Obtain hands-on training by using various modules of SAP R/3 software

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Business Functions and  Business Processes
  2. Development of ERP Systems
  3. Marketing Information Systems and Sales Order Process
  4. Production and Supply Chain Management Information Systems
  5. Accounting in ERP Systems
  6. Human Resource Processes with ERP
  7. SAP ERPSim Manufacturing Game

VII.  Methods of Instruction

A variety of learning activities will be utilized such as: lectures, student exercises and case study, tests, assignments, and class discussion. Materials provided include an introduction to SAP, navigation exercises to acquaint students in getting around SAP-ERP.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course content and assignments encourage critical thinking, therefore, student will be expected to read and write English at the college level. 

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Evaluation will be based upon the grades received on lab assignments, case studies, exams, and other graded activities as determined by the instructor.

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.