BUS-514A Managing Business Processes I



Instructor: Dr. M. Wang

Office: ST #609

CIS Office Phone: (323) 343-2983 Direct Phone: (323) 343-2983

Office Hour: M 5-6 p.m. T 10:00- 11:30 a.m. TH 2:30-4:00 p.m.

E-mail: ming.wang@calstatela.edu

Web Site URL: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/mwang3/


Required Textbook:

Integrated Business Processes with ERP Systems, By Magal and Word, Wiley 2011

ISBN 10: 9780-470-47844-8

Textbook companion site: http://www.wiley.com/college/magal


CSULA Student Textbook Purchase Site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-611174.html


Reference Books

Essentials of Information Systems for Managers: Gabe Piccoli, 2012

Textbook site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-EHEP002017,descCd-STUDENT.html


SAP University Alliances GBI course materials electronic downloads as well


Software Tools: SAP Client ECC 6.x and SAPSIM


Course Goal: The course introduces business processes integration, enterprise system fundamentals and business intelligence with hands-on experiences on ERP SAP software. This course will increase students' knowledge in ERP and improve student ERP SAP implementation skills. In addition, the course will prepare student to receive SAP professional certificates and seek ERP related management position in large organizations. SAP ERP/SIM Game and SAP BW will be utilized in the classroom for students to practice business processes implementation strategies in the real world enterprise environment.



After completion of the course, students are able to

        Understand ERP SAP enterprise system fundamentals, infrastructure and functionality

        Understand the conceptual and technical issues in enterprise integrated business solutions with hands-on experience.

        Manage and implement integrated business processes using ERP SAP in the following areas:

1.      Financial Accounting

2.      Sales & Distribution

3.      Materials Management

4.      Production Planning

5.      Management Accounting

6.      Inventory and Warehouse Management

        Understand business intelligence and decision support systems

        Demonstrates skills in obtaining information, evaluating the quality of that information, analyzing the information collected, drawing conclusions, and communicating the results in clear written form.

        Demonstrate analytical skills of evaluating business processes and present them in clear oral and written forms


Instructional Procedures:

Classroom activities will consist of lecture, example demonstration and in-class exercises. The contents taught in class will be followed by homework assignments, projects and exams.


Assessment of Academic Achievement:

Assignments (20%)

Projects: (16%)

Mid-terms (28%)

Final Exam (36%)


The final grade will be determined on the above performance.

Grading scale: A 90-100%, B 80-89%, C 70-79%, D 60-69%, F 0-59%


Class Policies:

Projects and Assignments: Students are expected to accomplish their projects and assignment independently.


To receive full credit, a project or an assignment must be completed on time on the date due. Work load and other course load will not be excused. Late penalties will be assessed as follows:


Up to 24 hours after time due --- 25% penalty

Over 24 hours after time due --- 100% penalty


Tests: Exams are cumulative in nature for this course. Absence from a test is excused only in a personal medical emergency.


Responsibility: Class attendance is required. Important work will be done in class. Regular attendance will improve your performance. Students will be responsible for all course assignments, lecture notes, handouts and announcements via postings to the class web site. If class is missed, it is the student's responsibility to drop any assignments due at the IS Department's office with time stamped. Make sure you receive a receipt acknowledgement if you have to e-mail a softcopy assignment to the instructor in a special situation.