Six Sigma for Professionals

define, measure, analyze, improve, control

Today's businesses are heavily investing in quality improvement initiatives so that they can be leaner and more cost efficient. Waste has been a significant issue in the past for many industries, and methods like Six Sigma have dramatically reduced waste and increased output.

Six Sigma is a method that provides organizations tools to improve the capability of business processes. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation leads to defect reduction and improvement in profits, employee morale, and quality of products or services.

About the Program

What's the Value of Six Sigma Certification?

Six Sigma is an intricate process that requires training and experience in order to master it. Someone who earns Six Sigma or Six Sigma Green Belt certification demonstrates their expertise in helping to create a more efficient, cost-effective department or company and are desirable to hiring managers and top level administrators. The job market is competitive. Earn a Six Sigma or Six Sigma Green Belt certification and stand apart from the crowd.

Why Enroll in Villanova's Six Sigma Program?

  • Acquire the education, training, knowledge and skills to make you a Six Sigma practitioner regardless of job, career field or industry
  • Discuss topics and share real-life experiences with peers from diverse backgrounds
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn from instructors who are expert in the field of Six Sigma 
  • Students who complete all four Six Sigma courses on campus at Villanova earn a certificate for the full Six Sigma program for professionals

Who Should Take These Courses?

  • You are interested in more depth and understanding in process improvement methodology
  • You want to increase your value to your employer
  • You want to prepare yourself for increased responsibility and/or promotion

Course Fees

Course Schedules

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

 

Essentials of Six Sigma

Dates: Wednesdays, January 17 to February 28, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 PM 
Location: Villanova University

 

Six Sigma Green Belt

Dates: Thursdays, January 18 to May 3, 2018
Time: 6 - 9:00 PM 
Location: Villanova University

Course Descriptions

The Essentials of Six Sigma

This introductory course focuses on a basic understanding of the Six Sigma DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) improvement process and the non-statistical improvement tools involved. Successful completion prepares students to participate in the Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Enterprise courses. Completion of Essentials of Six Sigma enables students to utilize basic process improvement tools in any industry.

Six Sigma Green Belt

Six Sigma Green Belt fosters an in-depth understanding of the five phases of the Six Sigma DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) improvement process and the associated improvement tools, statistical and non-statistical. Students will be required to complete a Six Sigma Green Belt level improvement project during the course. Successful completion enables students to lead Six Sigma Green Belt level improvement projects in any industry.

Note: Students in Green Belt must have taken a statistics course during their education.

Lean Enterprise

The fourth course in the Six Sigma program, Lean Enterprise fosters an in-depth understanding of the concept of "lean," which means creating more value for customers with fewer resources. A lean organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has zero waste. Students will be required to complete a Lean Enterprise improvement project during the course. Successful completion of this course will result in a Lean Enterprise Certificate and enables students to lead Lean Enterprise improvement projects in any industry.

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