MGMT3335 Enterprise Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Management major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit provides students with a foundation in enterprise information (ERP) systems and identifies the key issues involved in acquiring and maintaining large-scale software systems in organisations. The unit provides students with a process view of organisations in which the impact of business activities can be seen across functional areas. The objective of the unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of enterprise systems so that they can appreciate the role and functionality of ERP software as well as being able to contribute effectively in projects for acquiring and enhancing ERP software. Topics include evolution of ERP systems; business functions and process; business process modelling; ERP requirements analysis; planning, design and implementation of ERP systems; ERP system modules, sales and marketing; accounting and finance; production and materials management; and human resources.
Students are able to (1) identify and analyse business information requirements; (2) conduct a feasibility analysis for ERP acquisition and make a justified recommendation; (3) prepare and use various information gathering techniques for eliciting user requirements and system expectations; (4) identify and describe the essential functionality of ERP software; (5) use formal process modelling techniques to map business processes; (6) efficiently navigate and access information in an ERP system; (7) assess the potential impacts of ERP implementations; and (8) develop teamwork skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial/laboratory activities ; (2) group assignment ; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Goldschmidt
Unit rules
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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