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Lean Six Sigma

Sentry School of Business and Economics Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Graduate Certificate

In the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate program through the MBA program at UW-Stevens Point, you will learn from professionals with real-world success and use Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to complete a business challenge project. Upon completion of this program, you will take the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt exam. This certificate is available for graduate credit towards your Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as a specialized concentration to lead into the MBA program.

Take a deep dive into the principles and applications of lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Through this online 9 credit series, you will receive personalized coaching as you complete a chosen business challenge project.

Certificate Focus

  • Complete an improvement project as you learn to apply Lean Six Sigma concepts
  • Gain the ability to apply Lean Six Sigma process tools to your daily work
  • Prepare to facilitate improvement projects following proven frameworks
  • Take the Certified Six Sigma Green Belt exam

Who should enroll?

  • Individuals, teams, managers, an process owners in healthcare, education, manufacturing, military, IT, government, insurance, among many other industries who want to learn how to make improvement projects more successful.
  • Directors, financial managers, general managers, plant managers, and executive leaders who are seeking a proven method for dramatically improving an organization’s financial performance.

Course Schedule

We’ve designed this online course for busy professionals and students. A collection of tools, templates, and downloadable material available during and after the class. All synchronous sessions will be hosted Mondays from 4-8 p.m. This 9-credit course sequence needs to be completed in whole.

Course Materials

Each student will be provided with an ebook that parallels the American Society for Quality Six Sigma Green Belt Body of knowledge and contains all the topics discussed in the course. Electronic downloadable templates used or referenced during the class are included. Students will need a laptop computer or other mobile device with Microsoft Word and Excel. The individual cost for course materials is $258 and is not part of the total program cost.

Project Examples

Projects target elevating customer experiences, saving valuable time, minimizing potential errors, and maximizing precious resources across many industries! Past project charters have included:

  • Streamlining manufacturing processes of biomaterials to reduce timeline gaps from R&D to production phases.
  • Digitizing sample analysis workflow to reduce turn-around-time by 75%.
  • Standardizing and automating real estate closing processes to reduce errors.
  • Enhancing customer experience by minimizing time delays in position approval processes for human resources.
  • Improving client and staff engagement by streamlining joint meeting protocol in financial advising.
  • Reducing vehicle acquisition timeline in automotive sales.

Are you ready to apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below.

  1. If you intend to pursue a master’s degree after completing the graduate certificate, it is in your best interest to complete all application steps for the MBA or other graduate program right away.
  2. Alternatively, if you simply want the graduate certificate, you can apply as a graduate special student by selecting non-degree seeking student on the UW System application. This will allow you to register for the appropriate courses without paying the application fee. You must possess a bachelor’s degree to do so.

For questions on how to apply your graduate certificate to an MBA, please contact MBA Director Adam Olson.

All certificates will be charged at the MBA rate which is $725 per credit.

Sentry School of Business and Economics

Graduate Programs

Credits earned from our graduate certificates can be directly applied towards an MBA degree immediately or in the future if admitted to the program.