School of Economics and Business faculty members earn SAP certifications

Faculty members from the School of Economics and Business have earned certificates of achievement by completing workshops through the SAP University Alliances in Huntsville, Texas, Jan. 5-10. Professors Qazi Kabir, Izabella Lokshina, Juan Qin, Dona Siregar, Jing Yang, Hua Zhong —acquired training in several modules of SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) software through the SEB’s membership in the SAP University Alliances. Professors Kabir, Lokshina, Yang, and Zhong added to their existing SAP credentials. The record of completions by faculty member is shown below:

Jing Yang

  • SAP Blockchain services
  • Data Analytics with SAP Business Warehouse S4/HANA
  • ERPsimLab Level 1 training
  • Introduction to SAP S4HANA and the SAP University Alliances

Qazi Kabir

  • Data Analytics with SAP Business Warehouse S4/HANA
  • ERPsimLab Level 1 training
  • Introduction to SAP S4HANA and the SAP University Alliances

Izabella Lokshina

  • SAP Cloud with S4/HANA
  • SAP Blockchain services
  • Business Processes in the Cloud with SAP Business ByDesign
  • ERPsimLab Level 1 training
  • Introduction to SAP S4HANA and the SAP University Alliances

Hua Zhong

  • Business Processes in the Cloud with SAP Business ByDesign
  • Business Warehouse S4/HANA
  • ERPsimLab Level 1 training
  • Introduction to SAP S4HANA and the SAP University Alliances

Dona Siregar

  • Introduction to SAP S4HANA and the SAP University Alliances

Juan Qin

  • Introduction to SAP S4HANA and the SAP University Alliances

The SAP system, ranked first in the industry, consists of several fully integrated modules, covering virtually every aspect of the business management. SAP training certification programs are based upon specific areas of focus and skill levels. Faculty members must successfully complete the certification programs in order teach using SAP. The certifications are widely recognized and demonstrate satisfactory completion of a rigorous course of study as well as hands-on experience.

Implementation of SAP in the business curriculum supports “technology agility,” a requirement of AACSB accreditation standards and is part the SEB’s learning goals. Technology agility includes the use of technology, data, and statistics to make business decisions; understanding of data privacy and ethical use; understanding of how technology affects the workplace and society at large; willingness and ability to learn new technologies and adapt to rapid changes; and ability to use technology to analyze an unstructured problem, create a solution, and communicate that solution to stakeholders.

Thus far, SAP has been introduced in four courses: Production & Operations Management, Supply Chain Strategy, Logistics Management, and Management Information Systems. The Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems and the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting expect that more courses will use SAP in the future and students will obtain more hands-on experience with the software.