Copenhagen School of Design and Technology


ERP and SAP S/4 HANA® (EN)

Danish title
Study programme
Business Economics & Information Technology
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
5. semester
Duration of the subject/module
1 semester
Programme elements
Start time
Lygten 16, København NV
Subject number
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Morten Kjærgaard
Jesper Skovsgaard Frederiksen
Leif Schwartz Holbek
Olivier Bélanger
  • Content and learning outcomes

    ERP systems play a central role in many modern organizations IT environment, supporting both strategic goals and the more daily operations taking place in the company.
    In this context new digital technologies are forcing organizations to reimagine their business models, the way their business processes are designed and the way their employees work in the digital economy. This is also affecting the design of the next generation of ERP systems.
    SAP S/4HANA® is SAP’s next-generation business suite, providing a digital core for the organization. It is a new product fully built on SAP HANA®, one of the most advanced in-memory platforms today. SAP S/4HANA® delivers massive simplifications in areas such as
    customer adoption, data model, user experience, decision making, business processes, and models. SAP S/4HANA® is designed to integrate with and utilize the IoT, Big Data, mobile, business networks, third-party systems, and more.
    After an introduction to ERP systems and the business needs they support, the course will walk through the practical use of the SAP S/4HANA® cloud based ERP system for some of the major processes within a company (like Procure2Pay and Order2Cash).
    The course is intended as a hands-on course where you gain a certain level of ability to use SAP S/4HANA® and the same time learn more about the concepts behind state of the art ERP systems.
    The course will also support a better understanding of functional and cross functional processes within an organization, as well as processes that integrates organizations with their business partners, suppliers and customers.


    The student will gain knowledge how ERP systems work through the introduction to the SAP S/4HANA® (Cloud based) ERP system and also gain a better understanding about the business processes that ERP systems support.
    More importantly the student will gain experience in executing standard processes in SAP S/4HANA®.

  • Type of instruction
    A mix of practice and theory.
    There will be lectures followed by exercises in the SAP S/4HANA ERP system, case work and more.
  • Subject/module requirement for participation

    Academic requirement for participation
    Completed participation in the 1-4 semester teaching at the KEA-BEIT education
    - or alternatively understanding of and/or experience wtih business processes, managerial economics and logistical flows.

    Equipment needed to participate
    We assume students to have a laptop that runs Windows 10 (or later) or Mac OS X 10.12 (or later).
    Older versions of Windows or Mac OS and Linux might work in most cases – but is not supported with help to install open source tools or handle teaching examples.
    We assume students have a HDMI-port or miniDVI/lightning port on their laptop.
    In a select few teaching situations (not in 1st semester) examples are used, that does not work well with less than 4 GB RAM Memory – for this 8 GB RAM is recommended.

    Students will need office software (Microsoft, Apple, Google, or..).
    Students need to be able to produce and read pdf-documents, Word-documents, Powerpoint-presentations and Excel-spreadsheets.
    There exist a Microsoft cloud version that becomes available when you set up a free one-drive account.

    An Internet browser needs to be available (i.e. Chrome or Safari).
    We strongly recommend students to have access to Facebook and a private Facebook-account.

  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Participation in the lectures
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested standalone
    Type of exam
    Written examination
    This elective will be finalized by an individual multiple choice test which is to demonstrate the student’s knowledge and understanding of the elective learning goals.
    Individual exam or group exam
    Exam languages
    3 hours
    Permitted exam aids
    Available exam aids
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    Ratio og correct answers
hours of teaching
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject ERP and SAP S/4 HANA® (EN) you will receive 59 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 78 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 14% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: digital exercises.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: reading the curriculum, exercises.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances