Process and Performance Excellence
This academic certificate is offered by the Statistics Department. While not solely reliant on Six Sigma theory and methods, Six Sigma nonetheless plays an essential role in Process and Performance Excellence and drives financial and other results considered critical by leading organizations around the globe. Six Sigma is a highly structured strategy for acquiring, assessing and applying customer, competitor and enterprise intelligence for the purposes of achieving superior innovations in design of products, processes or systems. This program integrates and emphasizes the dominant tools and strategies employed in innovation and design applications of Six Sigma. Program content is consistent with the body of knowledge associated with Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and addresses Six Sigma's DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) and DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) approaches to innovation and design with other key program elements including Project Management and Lean Manufacturing/Lean Enterprise. Elective courses listed are intended to accommodate the applications and intersections of Six Sigma with business, engineering and other environments.
Certificate Coordinator: Chris Williams, Ph.D.
All students must contact the certificate coordinator to discuss background qualifications prior to starting the certificate. The certificate coordinator is a faculty member who will advise you before you declare for the certificate and while you are taking courses.