About us

The Department of Information Systems at the University of Duisburg-Essen, in particular the Chair of Integrated Information Systems, offers students a unique range of services:

  • basic contents of Enterprise Systems are taught both conceptually in teaching and practically via the ES/4Students program
  • You will not only learn important theoretical concepts, but also where they can be found in the latest system landscape based on SAP’s S/4HANA.
  • This means that students are excellently equipped for an economic future.

25 years of experience with SAP projects in practice and teaching

5 project partners with SAP experience

The chair holder, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Schütte, introduced students to the first SAP R/3 systems at the Institute for Business Information Systems at the Westphalian Wilhelms University back in 1993 and was the first lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen to integrate SAP systems into teaching in 1999. He has 25 years of experience with SAP systems in teaching at universities. In addition, the chair holder has special experience in the conception, implementation and management of SAP projects, as he has been responsible and advising on several standard software system implementations.

The combination of proven SAP content with the didactic insights from more than two decades of teaching at ERP systems and enterprise systems at the university and also the introduction experience of large SAP systems with the training needs of thousands of employees have made it clear that an understanding of the tasks of ERP systems on the one hand and the application on the other hand cannot be viewed separately. For the students, certification by SAP in the form of the certification course TS410 is traditionally in the foreground, which can be booked for the students at a much lower price than a later visit.

The new ES/4Students program started at the University of Duisburg-Essen on April 1, 2019 follows the long tradition of SAP certificates at the University of Duisburg-Essen. ES/4Students starts with the focus that the students successfully receive their SAP certification. In addition, it will be possible to obtain a certificate of participation from the Chair of Business Information Systems and Integrated Information Systems which documents that, in addition to SAP certification with a dominant SAP perspective, it is also about being able to place knowledge in a larger context.

In the further course of the program, the University of Duisburg-Essen will continue to expand the program in order to be able to offer additional training emphases for the various later professions of “user”, “consultant”, “developer”, “financial expert”, “logistics expert” and “BI expert”. These courses also combine academic basic knowledge, SAP basic knowledge and the experience gained from introducing the competence of the Chair of Business Information Systems and Integrated Information Systems.

Have we convinced you? Then what are you waiting for?