What is the difference between academic units and programs of study?

Academic units represent the different schools, colleges, or departments at an institution. Programs of study are similar to today’s Major Program (MP) codes and provide a structured approach for pursuing an educational objective. A program of study must have an owning and coordinating academic unit to support business process flow within Workday. Representing a program of study as an academic unit is not recommended due to separate functions and processes that support each independently.