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John Cook School of Business Launches Undergraduate Concentration in Analytics and Enterprise Systems

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The new undergraduate business concentration prepares students with in-demand analytics and enterprise resource planning skills  

 

The department of operations and information technology management at the John Cook School of Business will introduce an undergraduate concentration in analytics and enterprise systems in fall 2016. With demand from employers seeking talent with analytics and enterprise resource planning (ERP) experience, this new concentration will enhance the market value of Saint Louis University business graduates.

A benefit unique to Saint Louis University students pursuing this concentration is automatically receiving an SAP (Systems Applications Products) certification. The Cook School is the only business school in the St. Louis area that offers SAP certification, as a member of the SAP University Alliance.  The alliance allows the school to provide students in certain courses with hands-on experience with SAP software allowing them to put classroom theory into practice. This certification will be useful for employers who not only use SAP/ERP but also others who use non-SAP/ERP tools (e.g. PeopleSoft).

“Companies have been accumulating large amount of data via various Internet tools and seek to maximize the benefit of the vast available data. This can be achieved by using business analytics techniques taught in our new concentration,” said Reuven Levary, Ph.D., chair of the department of operations and information technology management. “Additionally, more and more companies are using enterprise resource planning software designed to integrate all business functions. Our new software-based program emphasizes both business analytics and enterprise resource planning, providing a unique and desired learning experience to our students.”

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good. To learn more, visit: www.slu.edu.

About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.  

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