Lean Six Sigma Graduate Certificate Offered for First Time this Fall

Students and professionals can learn the principles of Lean Six Sigma in an online certificate program that will be offered for the first time in fall 2019 by the University of Arkansas Operations Management program in the Department of Industrial Engineering.

The Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma is designed for people with a bachelor's degree interested in learning how to improve performance by removing waste and variation.  The certificate is especially useful for people in industry to be able to reduce production costs, improve quality and stay competitive.

Rich Ham, associate director for the Master of Science in Operations Management program, said the certificate is designed to help students compete in the in the business world by making better strategic decisions and leveraging competitive advantages.

"The certificate follows industry standards in the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) Body of Knowledge and provides skills immediately useful to industry professionals seeking to maximize productivity in order to be competitive in the global landscape," Ham said.

The 12-credit-hour program can be completed in two to four eight-week sessions. The courses are designed to prepare students to take the Green Belt exam through IASSC, an internationally recognized professional institute.

Courses are taught by College of Engineering and adjunct faculty who have industry and government experience in Lean Six Sigma. These courses may be applied toward online master's degree programs, also offered by the College of Engineering: Master of Science in Operations Management, Master of Science in Engineering Management and Master of Science in Engineering.

The Operations Management program also offers graduate certificates in Project Management and Homeland Security.

More than 40 online degree programs, certificate programs and additional licensure plans are showcased on the University of Arkansas ONLINE website.



Richard Ham, associate director
Operations Management - Industrial Engineering
479-575-5521, richardh@uark.edu

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu


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