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Next intake: 
16 July 2018
Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 8 July 2018

Overview

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

In this world-class course, 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.

Gain in-depth knowledge of Systems Applications and Products (SAP) software through hands-on experience and 24-hour online access. You'll learn important skills including:

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

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

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 also have work experience that includes SAP, enriching the learning experience for all.

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.

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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. 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.

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 (external link).

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

Course structure

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

  • 48 credit points college core units 
  • 24 credit points business core units 
  • 84 credit points professional core units
  • 36 credit points research units

RESEARCH OPTION 1

  • 12 credit points business research project; and, 
  • 24 credit points elective units. Students to select units from any College of Business Post Graduate Course (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

RESEARCH OPTION 2

  • 12 credit points business research proposal; and,
  • 24 credit points business research thesis.

College Core Units

Core Units

Research Units

OPTION 1

24 credit points elective units. Students to select units from any College of Business Post Graduate Course (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

Or

OPTION 2

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.  

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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

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  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

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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.

  • Mature: Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
    OR
    Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
    OR
    Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units.

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 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

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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