EVENT: Microsoft Dynamics in the Curriculum – April 13th (LDN)

Later this month we are hosting an event in our London Victoria offices, all about the use of Microsoft Dynamics in the curriculum:


Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions in Academia

Monday, 13 April 2015 from 10:00 to 17:30 (BST)
Microsoft London HQ, Cardinal Place, Victoria


MS Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions in Academia is a conference where you will enhance your knowledge of Microsoft’s business solutions and the use of technology in the classroom. This event gives you the perfect opportunity to meet peers interested in this field, Microsoft Dynamics experts and Microsoft Dynamics partners. This event will provide an important forum for exchanging ideas and experience with using business software in the curriculum.

See below for a Birmingham City University case study involving Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics business management software is a line of richly featured and highly intuitive enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. When used in a classroom setting, Microsoft Dynamics solutions facilitate holistic and cross-disciplinary learning, helping to better prepare students for future business careers using today’s technology.

More than 375,000 companies in a range of industries all over the world run on Microsoft Dynamics solutions, and thousands of Microsoft partners help them implement those solutions. Microsoft customers and partners need smart, educated people to help them use, sell, and implement Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Having been exposed to Microsoft Dynamics in the classroom provides a solid platform for graduates to build their career upon.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required! Online registration is available through Eventbrite.


09:30-10:00 - Registration and coffee and tea 10:00-10:15am Welcome
10:15-10:45 - Introduction to Microsoft Business Solutions Microsoft
10:45-11:15 - Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance Andrea Ely, Microsoft
11:15-11:45 - How Birmingham City University use Microsoft Dynamics in their curriculum Rehan Bhana, Birmingham City University
11:45-12:15 - Why we joined the alliance, and how we plan to use Microsoft Dynamics in the classroom Marco Comuzzi, City University London

12:15-13:00 - Lunch

13:00-13:30 - Career opportunities within the UK Dynamics Eco-system of Customers and Partners Kevin Horlock, Microsoft
13:30-14:00 - Synergies in collaboration between universities and employers James Crowter, Tecman 
14:00-15:00 - Diving into Microsoft Dynamics  Discover how Microsoft Dynamics supports business processes end-to-end from manufacturing and logistics to accounting, sales and marketing.  
15:00-17:00 - Networking Sessions with pop-up stands hosted by Microsoft and partners.

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions: www.microsoft.com/en-gb/dynamics

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance: www.microsoft.com/dynamicsaa


Case Study:

Birmingham City University Builds a Strong Curriculum Using Microsoft Dynamics, Preparing Graduates to be IT Consultants

Birmingham Uni - MS Dynamics

Birmingham City University has been a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance for 10 years and has used the benefits of free Microsoft Dynamics software, technical support and related curriculum materials to grow their programs in the School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks, which help prepare graduates for careers as IT Consultants.  They recently joined the Microsoft Dynamics Student Certificate Program, which allows graduates of their study programs to obtain a Microsoft Dynamics Student Certificate upon successful completion. This achievement allows their graduates to document that they have received significant Microsoft Dynamics experience in the classroom and provides a competitive advantage in the job market.

With that competitive advantage, Birmingham City University graduate, Jyoti Raju, landed a job at Vanti, a Microsoft customer in the United Kingdom.  She now works as a Business Analyst for this audio visual and IT integration company. [READ MORE]

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