Green Belt Certification via BUS 503QR

BUS 503QR: Applied Lean Six Sigma

A Course to Build Strong Marketable Skills

This course applies principles and practices of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and other operations improvements that have been demonstrated to bring value to business. LSS builds on a business statistics foundation. This course may be offered in an online format. Quantitative Reasoning. Prerequisites: STA 282 or 382 and 56 semester hours completed; or graduate school admission.


Students who successfully complete BUS 503QR should be able to do the following:

  • Certify as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by completing all course requirements including the successful completion of all phases of a simulated continuous improvement project and passing a certification examination.
  • Demonstrate analytical problem solving abilities for improving business processes.
  • Utilize contemporary statistical concepts and software to make data-driven decisions.
  • Perform project and team management concepts for applying LSS principles to appropriate business processes and improvement opportunities.
  • Perform group assignments simulating project application of LSS to business problems.

Knowledge Students Will Acquire

Students who have successfully completed BUS 503QR will know the following:

  • Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology
  • Lean Fundamentals – Wastes, 5S, Workplace Optimization, Value Stream Mapping
  • Brainstorming tools and techniques
  • Problem solving tools, and techniques
  • Team Dynamics
  • Change Management fundamentals
  • Statistical methods including descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, Chi-Square, single and multiple regression
  • SAS JMP statistical software sufficiently to perform assignments using statistical methods.

Skills Students Will Demonstrate

Students successfully completing BUS 503QR will have the skills to:

  • Define a business process problem and charter the project activity to address it
  • Lead or significantly contribute to a business process improvement project
  • Manage project team through the project phases
  • Perform stakeholder management conducting Change Management and Communication Planning
  • Demonstrate competent application of Lean Six Sigma methods and appropriate problem solving tools and techniques
  • Use statistical methods and software to validate root causes of business process problems.