ERP with SAP Certificate

SAP is the leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company in the world. Employers are looking for candidates experienced in using SAP® software to better manage business operations. This for-credit certificate can provide valuable hands-on experience to help you move up within your current organization or find a new position elsewhere.

Designed for working adults, the ERP with SAP® Certificate program consists of three accelerated courses that meet online using desktop videoconferencing in the evening once a week for just seven weeks. Students in this program take one or two courses at a time until complete. Participants can communicate with the Penn State instructor and interact with students at the other campuses in real time (i.e., “live”). In addition to the scheduled classes, there is also an online component to each course. SAP® software will be used as a tool in teaching the concepts, and will account for at least 30% of the overall program.

Benefits of Certificate Programs

Certificate programs provide a flexible, convenient, short-term opportunity for pro­fessional development, self-enhance­ment, and earning a formal academic credential from Penn State. Credit certificate program courses can “step up,” or be applied, to academic degrees at Penn State.

Required Courses

In order to earn this certificate, students must complete the three courses below with a grade of “C” or better:

MIS 404: Intro to ERP and Business Processes
The course explains and demonstrates how business processes such as sales logistics, production/material management, procurement, and human resources are supported in an ERP software package. (3 credits)

SCM 445: Operations Planning and Control 
Aggregate production planning procedures, disaggregation methods in hierarchical production planning, master production scheduling, material requirements planning, lot-sizing, and capacity planning. (3 credits)

SCM 460: Purchasing and Materials Management
Purchasing policies, procedures, order specifications and agreements, supplier selection, and the role of purchasing in production planning and inventory management. (3 credits)


Required prerequisites include 60 credits of undergraduate coursework, as well as:

MIS 204: Intro to Business Information Systems
Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations. (3 credits)

SCM 301: Business Logistics Management
An introductory course that provides an overview of key logistics and supply chain management processes, concepts, and methodologies. (3 credits)


All courses offered are held via Zoom videoconferencing:

MIS 404: Introduction to ERP & Business Processes (3 credits)
Dates: Mondays, October 16–December 8, 2023
Times: 6:15-9:00 p.m.
Cost: Current tuition rate*

SCM 445: Operations Planning & Control (3 credits)
Dates: Mondays, January 8–February 23, 2024
Times: 6:15-9:00 p.m.
Cost: Current tuition rate*

SCM 460: Purchasing & Materials Management (3 credits)
Dates: Mondays, March 11–April 26, 2024
Times: 6:15-9:00 p.m.
Cost: Current tuition rate*

For More Information

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 570-675-9253 or [email protected].

* Tuition costs can be viewed at the University Budget Office’s Tuition and Fees Schedules.

The ERP with SAP® Certificate is jointly offered by the following campuses: Berks (Reading, PA), Brandywine (Media, PA), Hazleton (Hazleton, PA), Mont-Alto (Chambersburg, PA), Scranton (Scranton, PA), Wilkes-Barre (Dallas, PA), York (York, PA)

SAP is the registered trademark of SAP SE in Germany and in several other countries.