Birmingham City University and SAP have establish a unique collaboration between business, academia and local government.
Through close collaboration with Birmingham City Council and the University Alliances division of German-based global industrial software giant SAP, Birmingham City University has launched its ‘International Academy of Enterprise Systems Innovation’.
In conjunction with its partners, Birmingham City University’s newly-created International Academy of Enterprise Systems Innovation, will develop a wide range of projects. At its core is the new MSc Enterprise Systems Management. This unique course is designed around SAP certification and will particularly attract the many students from the UK and overseas, wanting to familiarise themselves with the software of the enterprise systems leader whose programs are used widely by major businesses and public services worldwide.
Among other projects planned for the new International Academy is a further postgraduate degree aimed at meeting the needs of local major SAP users enabling them to specialise in a particular aspect of SAP. In addition to this, the International Academy is also planning to develop the use of SAP applications both on iPads and iPhones to benefit both students and commercial users. The International Academy will also work with major local SAP-customers to develop instructive case studies of value to students and other potential company users. In due course research degrees will be initiated leading to PhDs covering enterprise systems management related topics, particularly in the public sector. The University is also piloting an initiative that can benefit SMEs using Enterprise Systems Management applications using new emerging technologies such as cloud computing.