The online Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma is designed for professionals who are ready to advance their potential as industry leaders through industry-proven techniques and expertise in process improvement.
UofL’s Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma provides students with techniques and knowledge in mission-critical business areas such as: cutting costs, increasing revenue and productivity, as well as overall strategies for improvement of processes. Graduates will be ready to complete the Six Sigma Black Belt examination through the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE).
The Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma is offered through the J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
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"The Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma was designed to help individuals establish their skills in process improvement all while maximizing their earning protentional and helping them to advance their careers."
|Application Deadline||Term||Start Date|
|September 1||Fall II||October|
|February 1||Spring II||March|
|April 1||Summer I||May|
|May 1||Summer II||June|
Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
Note: Electronic transcripts are only accepted directly from the institution(s). Please have electronic transcripts sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The prerequisites to the EM program are "Introduction to Statistics" and "Calculus I". If not completed in previous degree, these two courses (or equivalent) can be completed prior to admission or during the first semester of the EM program.
If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, please view our special requirements for international students.
UofL’s online Six Sigma Graduate Certificate is a 4-course, 9-credit hour program. Courses are completed over 8-week terms. You will be eligible to take the Black Belt certification test offered through IISE after completion of EM 684 and EM 685 as well as a successful project (which is usually completed in your current workplace).
Note: You will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate.
|EM 613 Operations Management||3|
|EM 661 Engineering Statistics II||3|
|EM 684 Applications for Process Improvement I||1.5|
|EM 685 Applications for Process Improvement II||1.5|
|Minimum Required Credit Hours||9|