February 11, 2021
CMU's Annual ERPsim Invitational Competition
Imagine playing a four-hour game where the ultimate prize is an on-the-spot job or internship offer at a major company. That scenario was a reality for nearly 200 Central Michigan University students at CMU’s ERPsim Competition — an annual business simulation that serves as the ultimate job interview with leading Michigan, national, and international companies.
ERPsim puts teamwork, classroom knowledge, and critical thinking of students to the test. Each round of the game, which lasts approximately 20 minutes, simulates multiple weeks in the life of a business. Students work in small groups to generate the highest net income for their hypothetical business using SAP — a technology tool that helps top businesses around the world run more efficiently and maintain a competitive edge. CMU is a world leader in SAP certification.
For employers, ERPsim is a chance to get a glimpse of a prospective hire beyond a résumé and standard interview.
Students majoring in a variety of business programs spend three to four months preparing for competition with the guidance of a mentor from one of 35 participating companies. In addition to jobs, teams vie for friendly bragging rights and scholarships of up to $1,000 per person based on their final net income at the end of the game.
Interested in particpating in next ERPsim Competition?
Students interested in competing in the next competition, please contact Stephen Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Companies using SAP interested in sponsoring a team at the competition, please contact Stephen Tracy at email@example.com for more information.
Faculty interested in volunteering for the competition, please contact Stephen Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.