Friends University to offer Six Sigma certification course

Friends University’s Professional and Global MBA programs with the Supply Chain Management and Logistics concentration will equip students to become a certified Green Belt in Six Sigma. Starting in spring 2018, students will have the option to complete a course designed to prepare them to pass the Six Sigma Green Belt certification examination.

The Six Sigma course, offered exclusively on campus, will familiarize students with the 5 Whys, 5S, Cause & Effect, Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Kanban and more.

“Corporate businesses today are demanding highly skilled employees and are offering Six Sigma training to their key leaders and front-line employees,” said Kenny Bui, adjunct professor of business and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Professional. “Friends University is considered one of the best private institutions in the Midwest region, and to have the Six Sigma program available as part of the MBA program builds strong, positive relationships between graduates and their employers.”

A few of the Six Sigma certificate-granting organizations students may consider receiving the Green Belt certification from are the American Society for Quality, International Association for Six Sigma Certification, and the Management and Strategy Institute. Some organizations have additional requirements.

“Six Sigma has been shown to be of value to employers, to help strengthen teams and to increase customer satisfaction,” Bui said. “Now, Friends University graduates will be able to stand out from day one and display proficiency and expertise in continuous improvement, to increase desirability by employers, and to potentially increase their salary earnings.”

Friends University, a Christian university of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.