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SAP and UTS Offer Short Courses to Plug Enterprise Systems Skills Gap

Sydney, Australia - The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and SAP have joined forces to develop a self-paced online learning program that aims to fill an enterprise systems skills gap for employers across the country.

The program is made up of a series of short courses that were developed in response to feedback that companies were struggling to find employees with the right enterprise solutions experience and skill set, which was costing them time and money for additional training.

Starting in mid-2013, the course will be delivered in a blended style, with face-to-face content from UTS Business School academics and online content from SAP uAcademy.

The program is aimed at students with qualifications or experience in accounting, operations management, sales or IT. It can be taken as a standalone professional development course or as a pathway to the full Master of Business in Accounting.

UTS Associate Professor Bernhard Wieder says: "We know that a large number of organisations use enterprise systems to do their accounting and that they are looking for employees with the knowledge, practical skills and ability in SAP enterprise solutions.

"We are excited to build on our longstanding relationship with SAP Education to address this shortage, which is a problem not only in Australia and New Zealand, but in many markets around the world."

SAP Education Channel Manager Aroon Wadvani said that partnering with UTS was a logical choice for the business.

"We believe UTS are best placed to deliver this course. They have the right learning model and advanced level of SAP expertise to successfully support and execute this program.

"Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that every SAP solution is designed, implemented and supported by someone with certified SAP qualifications."

Specific course information:

Foundation:
Certificate 1 in Accounting with SAP ERP

Cost and Operations Management with SAP ERP

Advanced:
Certificate 2 in Accounting with SAP ERP

Management Accounting with SAP ERP

Sales and Distribution Management with SAP ERP

Procurement and Inventory Management with SAP ERP

About SAP:
As a leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 232,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

A case study on student success and experience is available, please contact Courtney McGrath by email Courtney.mcgrath@sap.com

About UTS:
UTS Business School provides integrative and practice-oriented business education in a leading university of technology. We also conduct innovative and internationally recognised research, engage actively with business and the community and prepare our students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to meet future challenges. We deliver high quality business education in a broad range of degree programs at undergraduate & postgraduate levels and through our executive development programs.

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