The University of Findlay will offer Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and ISO Auditor Certification as part of a master’s class (MBA 685) this spring. The class meets online from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday, March 27 through May 29.
Those who are interested in enrolling may contact Dr. Scott Freehafer, MBA director, at 419-434-4002, or the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 419-434-4640.
The Six Sigma Green Belt Certification teaches a statistical approach to business problem solving, which can be used to solve problems like inefficiency in the manufacturing industry.
Quentin Skrabec, Ph.D., professor of business, will be the instructor. Skrabec is a Six Sigma consultant for the state of Ohio and has taught training programs for the solar industry.
“For a company to send an employee for training and certification would cost them about $3,000,” said Skrabec. “Students who already have this certification are a real plus to the company in terms of cost and to the student because it gives them an additional advantage in the job marketplace.”
The coursework and preparation for the certification will help students develop and advance their statistic skills and apply them to practical business and manufacturing settings.
“Our business students take statistics and they learn the theory, but it’s a big leap to take that theory and apply it to the process of solving business problems,” said Skrabec. “The Six Sigma Green Belt and coursework make it more practical for the students.”
Students pursuing the Six Sigma Green Belt or the ISO 9000 have no added cost outside of regular tuition fees.
For students considering an MBA, the University offers a Corporate Partnership program that will save you $4,000 or more off the cost of your degree, and there is no obligation to your employer. Visit www.findlay.edu, Keyword: MBA, and click on UF Corporate Partnership. Fill out the form, and a staff member from Findlay will contact your employer to begin the process. Companies such as ProMedica Health System, Blanchard Valley Health System, Whirlpool Corp. and others already have signed on as corporate partners.