Integrating enterprise resource planning (SAP) in the accounting curriculum

a systematic literature review and case study

Yvette Blount*, Babak Abedin, Savanid Vatanasakdakul, Seyedezahra Erfani

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This study investigates how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package SAP was integrated into the curriculum of an accounting information systems (AIS) course in an Australian university. Furthermore, the paper provides a systematic literature review of articles published between 1990 and 2013 to understand how ERP systems were integrated into curriculums of other institutions, and to inform the curriculum designers on approaches for adopting SAP, the benefits and potential limitations. The experiences of integrating SAP into an AIS course from both the students and teaching staff perspectives are described and evaluated. The main finding was the importance of resourcing the instructors with technical and pedagogical support to achieve the learning outcomes. The paper concludes by proposing critical success factors for integrating ERP effectively into an AIS course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-202
Number of pages18
JournalAccounting Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016


  • AIS
  • curriculum design
  • IT competencies
  • SAP R/3
  • Australian university

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