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    JMU Six Sigma Certificate Program

    James Madison University, a leading public university

  • Paralegals at a law office in Virginia

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    Earn your green or black belt and start your new career as a process improvement professional!

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    Our instructors are Six Sigma Black Belts with over 20 years of experience and are highly qualified professionals chosen for their knowledge, experience and effectiveness in education.

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Online Six Sigma Certification Program at James Madison University

Lean Six Sigma certification at James Madison University honors a tradition of academic excellence. The well-trained professionals who complete our program learn how to drive strategic process improvements that help organizations operate efficiently and realize tremendous cost savings.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma certification is based on methodology that combines process speed with quality. To increase efficiency and effectiveness in organizational operations and business processes, you must have both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies; having one without the other ultimately results in process destruction.

Lean is an important approach with an emphasis on waste and streamlining operations for maximum throughput. Six Sigma is broader. With a focus on both the internal and external customer, Six Sigma is a problem-solving methodology that strives for delivering high performance reliability and value by improving processes and reducing defects and variation. Businesses benefit from a combination, thereby reducing waste and streamlining business processes before implementing process-improvement.

An Online Six Sigma Certification Program Designed for You

JMU’s online Six Sigma certification program is an in-depth, interactive learning experience, based on a case-study model. Our Six Sigma certification program supports your learning by helping you apply new skills to the real world:

  • Our program is designed on a unique online platform for working adults. JMU’s certification includes training modules you complete at your own pace as well as scheduled “classroom” sessions.
  • Live online Six Sigma certification classes are taught by Master Black Belt instructors.
  • The Six Sigma online learning platform allows you to view lectures, simulations, and assessments that gauge your successful progress throughout the program.
  • Upon completion of either the Green or Black Belt program, you’ll have access to the online supplemental materials for one calendar year from your program’s start date.
  • The online Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Program incorporates a personalized Six Sigma project of your choice, making classwork immediately applicable and valuable to you and your organization.

Enhance your résumé and become an essential asset to your organization with online Six Sigma certification from JMU!

Highly Qualified and Experienced Instructors

Our Master Black Belt instructors bring 20 years of experience to the program and are chosen for their knowledge, training experience, and effectiveness in the learning environment. You’ll also have an opportunity to explore your unique business challenges with guidance from your expert instructor.

Complete your online Six Sigma certification in Green Belt in one month and your Black Belt in two months.

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To ensure graduates of the Six Sigma certification program are qualified for employment after earning Six Sigma certification and are prepared for the challenging education in this program, we require:

Either a four-year undergraduate degree OR the equivalent of four years of professional work experience (work experience need not be Six Sigma-related)

* James Madison University is ranked as a top public, master’s-level university in the South by U.S. News & World ReportJMU also boasts an exceptional 82.4% graduation rate, overall.