Deploy Process Improvements to Increase Business Efficiency
Next start date:
January 7, 2019
The name of the game in business management today is process improvement, and Lean Six Sigma — a combination of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma methodologies — sets the standard. Top companies and organizations are using Lean Six Sigma principles to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs and advance business outcomes, and they are looking to hire people who possess these specialized skills.
This two-course certificate program delivers the full toolbox of Lean Six Sigma concepts, frameworks and practices. You’ll enhance your analytical, decision making and project management capabilities and learn about specific process and management techniques. You’ll also obtain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification by the end of the program.
Business professionals looking for formal training and Green Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma.
Applicants must have:
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.
You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
Pat Edmonds, an instructor for the Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Management: Green Belt, discusses what students learn and the career benefits of the program.
As part of this program, you will earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification through the consulting firm Point B.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Lean Six Sigma Foundations & Fundamentals
Lean Six Sigma Deployment
Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Management: Green Belt
Approved by the UW Foster School of Business and the UW Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
“The program was great because there were other people who were in career transition, like I was, and really pivoting into a brand new world. So it was a great way for me to network with other people.”
Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors. Learn More »
Download the application form (PDF)
Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until two weeks before the first class meeting or until the program fills, whichever comes first.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. Payment is due no later than two days before your first class.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds
Senior Associate, Operations and Process Improvement, Point B
Practice Director, Operations and Process Improvement, Point B
Your company can help pay for that career-boosting certificate or degree program — if you know how to ask. Find out how to best position yourself for educational assistance.
If you’re thinking about heading back to school, you’re probably also wondering how you’ll pay for it. To help you figure that out, we’ve put together a list of ways to help fund your education.
Discover how to make, and defend, critical business decisions by applying powerful data analysis tools and statistical techniques to large-scale data sets.
Build the skills needed to orchestrate all stages of a program, from development to closure. Study material that aligns with the Program Management Professional (PgMP)® certification exam.
Learn the tools needed to guide sophisticated projects involving cross-functional teams. Study a curriculum that aligns with the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
Discover how to analyze an organizational problem and develop business requirements and targeted solutions to address the challenge.