Certificate Information

Program Admission Deadlines : Open, rolling admissions; applications continually accepted.

Minimum Total Hours : 15

Certificate Code: XLO

Contact Information

College: Business

Contact: Aaron Reecher

Email: areecher@sar.usf.edu

Phone: 941 359-4333

Dean: Robert Anderson, Ph.D.

(941) 359- 4274

Program Information

The graduate professional certificate in Lean Operations and Six Sigma is designed to equip the student with a set of skills necessary for analyzing, designing, and implementing Lean and efficient processes and operations within the context of an organization. The concepts of Six Sigma are also covered. At the end of the certificate program, the student should be able to attempt Lean and Six Sigma related certificate exams. Six Sigma is a quality management philosophy that is gaining widespread acceptance across all areas of business operations – both in manufacturing and in service industries.

Program Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the University’s requirements as well as the requirements listed below.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent as determined by a USFSM approved foreign credential evaluation service.
  • At least two years work experience.
  • No standardized test required and no GPA required.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts and resume required.

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

Course Number Title Credit Hours Prerequisites Notes
QMB 6357 Statistics for Business Professionals 3 None  
ISM 6436  Operations and Supply Chain Processes 3 Basic Statistics  
QMB 6615 Lean Operations 3 ISM 6436  
QMB 6696 Six Sigma 3

QMB 6357 and ISM 6436


Required Elective Courses:

Choose one of the following courses (3 credit hours):

Course Number Title Credit Hours Prerequisites Notes
ISM 6405 Informatics and Business Intelligence 3 None  
QMB 6303 Applied Business Analytics 3 None  
QMB XXXX Business Decision Modeling 3 QMB 6357  

Total 15 credit hours

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