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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: School of Management Short Name: MANM195
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: O'KEEFE RM Prof (FML Admin)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Spring and Summer
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment

Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)

An essay reflecting on the SAP exercises


An essay analysing an existing ERP implementation


Module Overview
Enterprise Information Management (EIM) concerns itself with the tools, techniques and operations that integrate the data and processes required for management information systems. Given the widespread adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) for EIM, a large part of this course concerns itself with the design, implementation and use of the market leader in ERP systems and SAP


Module Aims

The aim of this module is to give practicing and future managers a full understanding of the development, position and role of EIM within firms and strategy, and the use of ERP to achieve excellent EIM.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Better understand and reflect upon EIM within firms
  • Operate the basic functionality of a large, representative ERP system.
  • Understand how an EIM system integrates all aspects of the business, particularly accounting, finance, HR and operations management.
  • Understand the benefits and problems of ERP implementation.
Module Content

The topics covered are the following

  • An introduction to EIM
  • SAP Fundamentals
  • A hands-on introduction to the SAP user interface
  • Management of production planning with SAP
  • Financial management and accounting using SAP
  • Management of supply chains using SAP
  • Fundamentals of data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Business Intelligence with SAP
  • Design and implementation of EIM projects
  • Success factors for EIM projects
  • Strategic use of EIM
Methods of Teaching/Learning

The teaching and learning methods include:

  • 18 hours of in class experience and training with SAP
  • A further 18 hours of specific classes and sessions concerned with ERP
  • Personal study
Selected Texts/Journals
Core Text

O'Leary, D.E. 2002. Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Cambridge University Press ISBN 9780521791526

Recommended Reading

L.M. Applegate, R.D. Austin and F.W. McFarlan, Corporate Information Strategy and Management: Text and Cases, McGraw Hill, Seventh Edition, 2007.
Last Updated

9th October 2009