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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

United States

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, uses Oracle Academy to help prepare today’s business leaders

The Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, enhances classroom education through real-world projects. From industry projects and internships to real cases and participation in new business ventures, the Black School offers a comprehensive learning experience. Partnering with Oracle Academy helps bring technology to business education. Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is industry-leading and having knowledge of Oracle systems gives Penn State Behrend business students a competitive advantage in the job market.

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Helping prepare students for the world beyond school



Opportunity

The Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, wanted to help enrich hands-on student learning and better prepare students for job opportunities upon graduation.

Solution

Through the partnership with Oracle Academy, Penn State Behrend students learn using Oracle e-Business Suite software. The software is integrated into existing courses and student projects based on real industry situations.

Benefit

Penn State Behrend business students report that, thanks to Oracle Academy, they have obtained internships and employment due in part to their knowledge and application of Oracle e-Business Suite.


Through the collaboration with Oracle Academy, Penn State Behrend students have the opportunity to learn with Oracle eBusiness Suite software, which is used by companies and organizations worldwide. The college has a live instance of the Oracle eBusiness Suite and access to the Oracle training material provided by Oracle Academy. Both are integrated into existing Penn State Behrend courses and student projects based on real industry situations. Students learn how to use the Oracle eBusiness Suite software and how it relates to enterprise resource planning, general business processes and business theory.
 

Gaining hands-on training

Oracle Academy’s tools have helped enrich student learning and better prepare students for job opportunities upon graduation. Many Penn State Behrend students have obtained internships and employment due to their knowledge and application of Oracle eBusiness Suite concepts. These “hands-on” opportunities are vital to preparing well-rounded graduates who express the value of these skills once in the workforce. Students say:

“I need to write SQL queries every day in my job, and the Oracle database experience I received from my classes at Penn State Behrend is invaluable in my career.”

“I am working at a large multinational corporation right now as a financial intern, and I use Oracle every day. The Oracle experience is a valuable asset in this atmosphere.”

The Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend continues to grow as a leader in business education by creating an innovative learning environment that builds and leverages collaborations among students, faculty, disciplines, and industry to turn tomorrow’s business challenges into opportunities for graduates.
 


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