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Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma Quality Management

Program URL:
Faculty working with Students: 1
Students: 5
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 0%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall July 15
  • Spring November 15
  • Summer March 15
  • Global Campus: Yes
Tests required:

Degree Description:

A concentration of quality improvement courses can be taken as a part of the engineering management master’s degree, or as a part of the Quality Management Certificate. The certificate provides training in Six Sigma principles relevant to strategic and operational decisions using state-of the art knowledge, tools, and skills in improving quality. This certificate is for engineers and non-engineering professionals in technology management holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical, or management areas.

Admission Requirements:

Student will provide a resume showing significant engineer, industrial or technological experience and well-written, 5-7 paragraph statement of purpose describing career goals and how this certificate will help to meet those goals.

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Develop a systematic and analytic framework to support decision making and make effective changes.
  2. Gain skills to manage changing technology.
  3. Cultivate business and human resources management skills.
  4. Learn technical and leadership skills designed to meet today’s—and tomorrow’s—industry needs.
  5. Stay at the leading edge and become a leader in the management of technology.

Faculty Members:

Paulus, David, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair or member of graduate committee

Contact Information:

Patti Elshafei