Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
BMES
Location:

Course information on this page is for Melbourne campuses only. Find out more about courses at VU Sydney.

Other locations:

Lithan Hall, Singapore; Yangon, Myanmar.

Duration:
2 years
Intake:
2018: February and July
CRICOS:
083296C and 083017D
Fees:
2018: A$12,900 per semester

Do you want a senior role in business and technology? Gain a competitive edge with a Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) from Victoria University.

VU is recognised as a leading provider of ERP systems (SAP) education, offering one of the most comprehensive ERP and business analytics programs in the world.

In this Master of Business program, you'll discover how to apply business and technology trends to real-world problems by learning from teachers who are experts in their field.

You’ll develop the computing and business skills to implement and maintain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Importantly, this course will give you an understanding of the implications these systems have on business.

Through hands-on experience, and 24-hour online access, you'll gain in-depth knowledge of Systems Applications and Products (SAP) software including:

  • business information warehouse
  • business objects
  • business intelligence
  • customer relationship management
  • advance planner and optimiser
  • solution manager
  • netweaver components.

Industry & international connections

We have strong industry partnerships including with Linfox and SAP, and you'll have the opportunity for industry experience in SAP-related fields. Our extensive international network includes partners in China, Singapore, Malaysia, India and France. Many of our local and international students have work experience that includes SAP, enriching the learning experience for all.

World-class ERP program

We offer an internationally recognised, comprehensive masters program, and the only ERP course at this level in Australia.

With the in-demand skills needed to implement and maintain ERP systems, many of our graduates have gone on to careers in large organisations such as Accenture, Australia Post and IBM.

Postgraduate research at VU

Find out about postgraduate studies at VU. Discover our research project areas.

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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Careers

Graduates of Victoria University’s Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) are highly sought after in the ERP/SAP industry. 

Our graduates are employed in a range of specialist fields of ERP/SAP and have been employed by global organisations including:

  • AGL
  • BHPBilliton
  • British Petroleum (UK)
  • Cadbury Schweppes
  • Carter Holt Harvey
  • China Air Express
  • Ernest & Young
  • Exxon Mobil Ltd
  • IBM
  • Linfox
  • Siemens
  • Unisys.

Job titles

On graduation, you could find work in following roles:

  • senior and leadership roles in ICT
  • ERP analyst
  • business software manager
  • business analyst
  • SAP business consultant.

Employment for ICT Managers is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years (Job Outlook).

Salaries

The average annual earnings of ICT Managers in Australia is A$104,000 (Job Outlook).

Course objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective use of Enterprise Systems to support operations and management practice;  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and make recommendations/recommend actions in contemporary Enterprise Systems;  
  3. Critically apply cross-disciplinary knowledge with creativity in decision making supporting the selection, implementation and use of Enterprise Systems;  
  4. Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future business challenges;  
  5. Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry- specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision-making and how Enterprise Systems and associated Information Systems can support this decision making;  
  6. Communicate effectively to specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations;  
  7. Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone experience linked to an Enterprise Resource Planning System to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels;  
  8. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.  

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems), students will be required to complete 192 credit points (equivalent to 16 units) consisting of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) college core units 
  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) core units 
  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units

Plus either/or 
OPTION 1
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) capstone research project unit; and, 
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.

Students may exit the Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) with a Graduate Diploma of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) if they meet graduation requirements of that course.

Year 1 Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Select 12 credit points from either:

12 credit point post graduate elective (1 unit) from any of the university postgraduate courses (unit offering is subject to availability)

Year 2 Semester 2

Option 1:

12 credit point post graduate elective (1 unit) from any of the university postgraduate courses (unit offering is subject to availability)

OR Option 2:

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree.
  • International: In addition to satisfying the Bachelor/Honours Degree or Mature Age admission requirements, International Students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language as demonstrated by: International English Language Testing System or its equivalent - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, 7 years full-time work experience including at least 3 of the 7 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role in business, logistics or supply chain management as approved by the College.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed any of the following course(s), you will be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

Professional Diploma in Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP Advanced Business Application Programming)

Lithan Academy, Singapore

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

Professional Diploma in Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP Financial Accounting)

Lithan Academy, Singapore

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

Professional Diploma in Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP Human Capital Management)

Lithan Academy, Singapore

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

Professional Diploma in Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP Materials Management)

Lithan Academy, Singapore

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

Professional Diploma in Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP Sales and Distribution)

Lithan Academy, Singapore

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply for this course

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above and we recommend that you confirm these costs with the relevant college.

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