Theory and Practice of the Standard Business Software SAP


Lecturer:   RenĂ© Alexander Staikowski, M.Sc.
Course format:   Seminar
Course catalog number:   W 6618
Semester hours per week (SWS):   2S

Seminar description

SAP SE is the largest European software manufacturer in terms of sales. The main product SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is one of the worldwide established operational standard information systems, with which all business-relevant areas of a company can be viewed in context. The use of integrated ERP systems enables the software-supported mapping of all business processes and the associated efficient resource management through the integration of the decisive operational functional areas.

In the course of this seminar, students are given the opportunity to map and evaluate basic facts of internal accounting in SAP ERP. For this purpose, the handling of the two modules FI (Financial Accounting) and CO (Management Accounting, Controlling) is explained and deepened by means of specific exercises in the SAP system. The focus of the seminar is on the core components of internal accounting in SAP, which enable the tracking and analysis of business processes in the company. The implementation of overhead and product cost controlling as well as the creation of a profit and loss statement are simulated on the basis of practical computer exercises with a concluding case study.

Basic conditions

Further general conditions of the seminar at a glance:

Target group: applicable for Bachelor/Master students

Prerequisites: Good knowledge of internal accounting, e.g. from the lectures "Cost and Performance Accounting" and "Controlling and Cost Management" should be available.

Seminar assignment: A compact written paper of 6-8 pages is to be written. This paper will be included in the final grade with a weighting of approx. 1/3. The topic will be assigned during the information session. After active participation in the seminar, an oral discussion will take place after an appropriate follow-up time, which will be included in the final grade with approx. 2/3 weighting.

Registration: Registration for the seminar is only possible via the central seminar place allocation in Stud.IP (W6618).