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What is SAP ERP & Business Analytics?


SAP is the brand name of the world’s most popular corporate software for enterprise resource planning (ERP). SAP software allows an organization to manage all of its financial data.
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The purpose of SAP Finance is to help companies generate and manage financial statements for analysis and reporting, and help with effective business planning and decision-making.

The SAP ERP & Business Analytics Specialization is one of four specializations options to pursue and MBA at Maharishi International University. Click here to find general information on the MBA degree.


What will I learn?

  • Integrated business processes using SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).  Modules include finance, controlling, production planning, and material management.
  • SAP business process configuration and execution.
  • Business analytics using SAP Business Objects, SAP Lumira, Data Warehouse, Crystal Reports, and predictive analytics.
  • Financial and managerial accounting using the SAP ERP platform.

SAP Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Analytics Specialization Credits

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Out of the required 58 credits to complete the MBA, a minimum of 16 credits have to be taken in the respective Business Specialization.

  • MGT 5240 Statistical Analysis for Managers (4 credits)
  • MGT 5301 SAP – Finance and Controlling (4 credits)
  • MGT 5302 Enterprise Business Processes Execution (4 credits)
  • MGT 5303 Enterprise Business Configuration (4 credits)
  • MGT 5304 Enterprise Analytics I (4 credits)
  • MGT 5304 Enterprise Analytics II (4 credits)
  • MGT 5460 Business Intelligence and Data Mining (4 credits)
  • MGT 5465 Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • *MGT 5306 SAP Certification (TS 410) (4 credits)
  • or *MGT 5952 Strategic Management for Sustainable Business (4 credits)

Full MBA requirements

Students in the day, online, and evening/weekend MBA formats need to fulfill the degree requirement of 58 credits of study consisting of 18 credits of the MBA Foundation Requirement and 40 credits covering one specialization area as well as university requirements and elective courses, as follows.

MBA Foundation Requirement (18 credits)

As preparation for meeting the requirement of a track or several concentrations, each MBA student must demonstrate basic competence in the foundational fields of business. This is demonstrated by having a total of 18 MBA course credits earned, including at least 2 semester-hour credits in any four of the following seven fields:

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Management: organizational behavior, human resource management, leadership
  • Operations or quality management
  • Management information systems

Students may fulfill the MBA Foundation Requirement in whole or in part by having completed equivalent undergraduate coursework at an accredited university and earned a grade of at least B. This means that up to 18 credits of foundational studies can be waived based on prior studies.

Students who have taken graduate coursework in business administration at another university and have not used those credits for a degree may apply to have those credits transferred to Maharishi International University and used as specialization or elective credits, up to a maximum of 20 credits toward the MBA.

MBA Specialization (40 credits)

MBA Depth Requirement: Specialization Areas of Advanced Study (16 credits)
In addition to foundational courses, all MBA students must complete one specialization area of advanced study. An specialization is a depth of study in one discipline or cross-functional field consisting of at least 16 credits. Each specialization includes a seminar or capstone course in which there is a substantial requirement of research and writing, designated below by an asterisk (*). An specialization is noted on the student’s transcript but not on the diploma. Courses in five specialization areas are shown on the respective site.

University Requirement (4 or more credits)
To graduate with an MBA, students must successfully complete all general requirements for a master’s degree, including the introductory course FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence (4 credits) at Maharishi International University or its equivalent STC 508 Exploring Consciousness, and one Forest Academy course in each subsequent semester a student is enrolled for 12 credits or more.

Electives
Any MGT course at the 5000-level may count as an elective course. With the permission of the department chair, a maximum of 8 elective credits may be taken as graduate courses in other departments of the university or as undergraduate courses designated 300-level or above in other departments of the University. MBA students who take undergraduate courses may be required to do extra work commensurate with graduate-level credit.

Graduate in 11-15 Months

Our Rapid Graduation Path is appropriate for students who seek to complete degree requirements quickly, i.e., within 11-15 months of continuous study (On-campus only). Program length varies based on previous academic background.

Curricular Practical Training is not available, but International students may apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) that would allow them to seek an internship for up to one year after graduation.

Program Director

Naveed Abbasi

Naveed Abbasi

Naveed Abbasi

Naveed Abbasi is Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Director of the MBA SAP specializations.

Naveed earned a BS Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, a BS Accounting, Auditing and Taxation from the University of Karachi, and an MBA from Maharishi University of Management.

He brings more than 10 years of valuable experience in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for multi-national corporations. Besides teaching SAP courses, he teaches financial modeling and data analysis using Excel.

Featured Classes

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SAP – Finance and Controlling

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This course focuses on key areas of the financial and management accounting module of SAP ERP. This is the core module of SAP ERP, which is integrated with other SAP modules.

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SAP – Enterprise Business Processes

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Students learn the business processes of SAP including accounting, sales & distribution processes, procurement process, and warehouse management.

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SAP – Enterprise Resource Planning

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A thorough overview of the basic SAP tools to view and create reports in financial areas. Students will get experience with creating standard and customized reports from an actual database.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) – the tool to develop clarity of mind


All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Learn the Transcendental Meditation technique—the scientifically validated method to reduce personal stress and to develop clarity of mind and broad awareness.

MIU students receive a discount to learn TM. It is recommended to learn TM before the beginning of the classes. However, students have up to six weeks after the beginning to learn it in their local TM centers.

Weekly Class Schedule

Online part-time Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US CST
  • Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US CST
  • Saturdays: 10:00-12:30 PM US CST

The class sessions are video-conferenced live via the Internet and are recorded for students whose time zone or work schedule does not permit synchronous participation.

Readings and homework account for another 7-10 hours of academic work per week.
Students earn 2 credits per month with this online part-time schedule.

On-campus full-time Class Schedule

  • Monday through Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM US CST
  • Saturdays: 10:00-12:30 PM US CST

Students earn 4 credits per month with this full-time schedule.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in formal training and work experience. Acceptance is based upon the quality of undergraduate performance, aptitude test scores, work experience, and other achievements.

English language verification

International applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • Once accepted as a US student, the cost of TM instruction is covered through a grant offered by MIU
  • Students are required to learn the TM technique within the first 6 weeks after enrollment.
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org

Cost & Aid, 2024-25

US On-Campus MBA

This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year).

One Academic Year Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees$19,530
Federal student loans-$19,530
Your payment$0

Federal student loans are also available for approximately $14,000 for housing, meals, books, and personal expenses.

Additional Financial Aid Information

Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans that require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. Veterans eligible for BAH monthly benefits: The VA utilizes a scale of credits per block of courses; therefore, the VA sometimes pays part-time benefits for an individual month while the university delivers full-time federal aid for an entire semester. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

US Online MBA

This MBA program varies in length depending on academic background. The tuition listed here is for one semester (two semesters per year).

Semester Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees$5,095
Low interest federal loan-$5,095
Your payment0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans?-$5,000

Additional Financial Aid Information

$5,000 per semester in optional federal student loans are available toward living expenses.
Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans which require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. Veterans eligible for BAH monthly benefits: The VA utilizes a scale of credits per block of courses; therefore, the VA sometimes pays part-time benefits for an individual month while the university delivers full-time federal aid for an entire semester. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International On-Campus MBA

This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year) of this program for a student who is residing on campus.

Annual Cost
Tuition and fees$19,530
Housing (single room*) and meals$7,400
Health Insurance (estimate)$1,992
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$3,500
Estimated net price$32,422

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.

International Online MBA

This MBA program varies in length depending on academic background. The tuition listed here is for one semester (two semesters per year).

Semester Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees$5,095
Your payment$5,095

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.

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