The American International University- Bangladesh has recently signed an agreement with SAP to be the first University Alliance Partner in the country. SAP is currently the market and technology leader in business management software business solutions. To support this claim, half of the Fortune 500 companies are operating under SAP technologies. On the Alliance Benefits
SAP customers and partners are invited to build relationships with participating universities for recruiting interns and graduates, enhancing the learning environment and project opportunities for students, and furthering professors’ research and publication efforts. SAP University Alliances enhances the key academic and professional outcomes of higher-education programs worldwide, combining business process knowledge with enterprise software expertise to develop one of the most valuable skills portfolios in the market. On Today’s Business IT Landscape
“It is hard to conceive that some companies are still running on basic tools such as Microsoft Office or web based email and even worse, pen and paper. Imagine the opportunities lost because of inaccurate information and inefficient operations. A business can easily triple his turnover by increasing efficiency and by making informed decisions and the new breed of business people in Bangladesh are witness to that, in fact all of the top 10 companies in the country are using an ERP in one way or the other. There’s just no way of competing high level without it” says Ed Alcanzare the university’s ERP specialist. On Opportunities
Continuing Education Center Director Md. Manirul Islam says “This is a milestone for us. We are the first university on the country to be in partnership with SAP. But what does this mean to our students? What is the value of being first apart from this recognition? It is unimaginable what the opportunities lies ahead for our students. At the moment there is a great need for SAP professionals in the country that we have to take in experts from overseas such as India, Europe and South East Asia to address the job demands. Imagine the immediate employment of our graduates, or the cost effectiveness of the hiring companies not to mention our contribution to the country’s economy. In a global perspective, SAP professionals are one of the highest paid professionals if not the highest. Needless to say in the business IT world SAP competency is in no doubt the most prestigious.” On Program Application
“As we want to be successful for the first batch of our students we are putting a limit to the amount of enrollees. Through a soft campaign and pre-registration, we are expecting a minimum of 100 students however only 20 will be accepted. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed for evaluation. This will allow us to focus on the learning of the students at a closer range. We have worked a lot for this partnership to happen and we intend to produce a solid batch to propel this program.” says AIUB vice chancellor Dr. Carmen Lamagna. For inquiries regarding the SAP training program please contact the AIUB Continuing Education Center Campus 6 Tel. 8820865, 8814462 Ext. 406 Email. ce@aiub.edu