The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System, announced today that Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) presented the UAH College of Business (COB) with a $100,000 gift as part of a continuing effort to support UAH SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SAS, BA, and Information Systems (IS) programs.
“We are incredibly grateful to SAIC for their continued generosity and the opportunities their gift creates for our business students,” says Dr. Jason Greene, Dean of the UAH College of Business. “This donation provides critical resources that enable us to feature SAP in our curriculum so that our students gain hands-on experience with relevant business tools as they earn their degrees. SAIC continues to be a key partner with the UAH College of Business, and we appreciate their important role in helping us launch the careers of our students to meet the workforce needs of corporations and federal agencies, such as NASA and the Army.”
This continuing support has proved vital to the growth, versatility and quality of the UAH COB curriculum. Significant progress has been made to design, develop and provide new courses and programs that include SAP, the most popular and comprehensive ERP software in industry. SAP has been integrated into 12 different course curricula in support of the College’s SAP and IS programs. In 2020 alone, approximately 600 students registered in various courses that include SAP instruction.
The funding helps bring world-leading SAP Enterprise Resource Planning to the University’s business majors and ensures that the College’s curriculum stays current with industry standards.
SAIC, a technology integrator with over 25,000 employees, is a longtime supporter of the College’s SAP program. In 2006, after receiving a grant from SAP University Alliances to access the software, UAH reached out to SAIC for additional assistance to train faculty to develop and teach courses with SAP content. SAIC immediately recognized the benefit of partnering with UAH to help grow a local workforce of trained SAP professionals. SAIC supports both the NASA and Army missions at nearby Redstone Arsenal.