The Business Process Integration Management (BPIM) major is designed to attract nontraditional IT majors and business majors interested in technology, to meet the needs of employers in the region, and to provide benefit to distance learners from other areas. The BPIM major focuses on building the communication, problem-solving, business, collaboration and technical skills required of employers with a focus on business processes and advanced enterprise systems to ensure students are well-prepared to enter the growing IT and business workforce. The need for this program is a direct result of information gathered through employer focus groups and surveys, advisory board recommendations, internship results, and participation in professional organizations.
VCSU has entered into an agreement with SAP, a leading, worldwide provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, to join the SAP University Alliances Program. The program allows VCSU faculty to incorporate SAP software into its business and information technology coursework, giving students hands-on experience with popular application software and adding immediate value to their skills in the marketplace. SAP is a provider of collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market. Serving more than 41,200 customers worldwide, SAP is the world’s largest business software company and the world’s third-largest independent software provider overall.