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Deans and professors attending the AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting ICAM 2013 met with University Alliances and learned how business educators can leverage SAP’s innovation platform – which includes SAP HANA offerings, enterprise mobility, and analytics – to enhance students’ academic and career outcomes, and meet AACSB standards. Visitors to the SAP University Alliances booth included 45 deans/professors from the United States, as well as 15 deans/professors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, France, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

Deans at University Alliances member schools commented that they felt their campus SAP initiative enhances students' academic and career outcomes, and attracts prominent employers to engage on campus in curriculum advisement and on their advisory boards. Members as well as prospective members of University Alliances were interested to learn about SAP's innovation platform and that professors and students can gain hands-on experience with analytics, mobile, and in-memory computing using SAP HANA through new University Alliances curriculum.

SAP, the leader in enterprise software, helps colleges and schools of business meet AACSB standards for integrating technology in the classroom. Deans who support implementing an SAP University Alliances program on their campus find that:

Students gain skills that are in high demand among employers hiring business graduates…analytics, enterprise mobility, and in-memory computing. They gain more job offers and higher salaries - in some cases up to $7K higher than peers with no SAP classroom experience.

Professors use donated software and free hands-on curriculum & training to enhance students’ understanding of how enterprise systems support business. They can better connect concepts to practice, enabling students to experience how managers leverage predictive insights from “big data” to improve operational and financial performance. 

Deans expand partnerships among the nearly 200,000 companies that run SAP worldwide, deepening their advisory boards and gaining support for innovative education leveraging SAP resources.