Friends to offer Six Sigma certificate program starting March 12

REVISED FEB. 28, 2018

Friends University will be offering a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate providing practical training and the skills needed to drive change within an organization. An online and on-campus course will be offered beginning March 12, and the certificate earned during the course will enable students to analyze business performance, improve processes in all operational areas, formulate highly specialized strategies and execute effectively.

Successful completers of the course will receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Friends University and two digital badges: a Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Completers will be prepared to sit for the Council on Six Sigma Certification (CSSC) Green Belt Exam since they will know about process management from both an efficiency (Lean) and an effectiveness (Variation Reduction) perspective.

“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, online adjunct and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Professional. “Six Sigma has been shown to be of value to employers, to help strengthen teams and to increase customer satisfaction.”

Anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is eligible to apply. Non-degree-seeking students may take this course, which will result in three hours of graduate credit, and the credits may be transferred into the Friends University Professional or Global MBA program if a grade of B or higher is earned. Degree-seeking students may take this course as part of their current MBA or Global MBA degree program within the Supply Chain Management concentration.

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