SAP Recognition Award

Demonstrate your expertise in the industry-leading SAP enterprise resource planning software for business to prospective employers.

Recognized by employers, this award shows your knowledge about how ERP systems work.

What is SAP/ERP?

SAP stands for Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing. SAP® is the market leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Organizations use ERP software to manage cross-functional business processes, such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, finance, customer relationship management, human resources and more. Integrating all these functions allows business analysts and leaders to see the big picture and make strategic decisions. More than 260,000 companies in over 130 countries and 80% of Fortune 500 companies use SAP. In the Baltimore area alone, 492 companies utilize SAP. 

Why earn a recognition award for SAP?

As of spring 2018, more than 70,000 jobs listed on require SAP skills, making it one of the most in-demand IT skills. But like many software programs, SAP is a complex platform that requires training to fully utilize. Getting trained in this software as an undergraduate will give you a competitive edge in the job market and will qualify you for numerous entry-level program manager and business analyst jobs.

The recognition award is administered by the official SAP University Alliance program and signals to employers you possess this specialized training.

How to Earn the Award

Business Systems and Processes (BSAP) Students

The SAP Recognition Award is built into the business systems and processes (BSAP) program. By completing the major's required courses, you will be working towards the award.

Business Administration Students

If you want a specific SAP credential to add to your resume, you can take three of the following courses to earn the SAP Recognition Award: EBTM 310, EBTM 360, EBTM 370 and EBTM 400.  Business administration majors with a concentration in leadership and management or marketing can also count EBTM 310 as one of their concentration electives.

Business administration majors can complete a double major in BUAD and BSAP with only five additional courses. You need just one additional semester to graduate with TWO majors. In addition, you also earn the SAP Recognition Award.