About this Specialization

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This specialization is for you if you are looking to learn more about the more advanced components of Six Sigma and Lean. Six Sigma skills are widely sought by employers both nationally and internationally. These skills have been proven to help improve business processes, performance, and quality assurance. In this specialization, you will learn proven principles and tools specific to six sigma and lean. This is a sequential, linear designed specialization that covers a more advanced level of content (at the "green belt" level) of Six Sigma and Lean. Yellow Belt knowledge is needed before advancing to Green Belt (which is the second specialization offered here on Coursera by the USG). Green Belt knowledge is needed before moving to a Black Belt. The proper sequence of this specialization is: Course #1 - Six Sigma and the Organization (Advanced) Course #2 - Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phase Course #3 - Six Sigma Advanced Analyze Phase Course #4 - Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phase At the end of Course #4 (Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phase), there is a peer-reviewed, capstone project. Successful completion of this project is necessary for full completion of this specialization. It should be noted that completing either the Yellow Belt or Green Belt Specializations does not give the learner "professional accreditation" in Six Sigma, but should assist in better preparation for such professional accreditation testing.
Learner Career Outcomes
41%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
28%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian
Learner Career Outcomes
41%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
28%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Six Sigma and the Organization (Advanced)

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258 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phases

4.7
stars
476 ratings
82 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Six Sigma Advanced Analyze Phase

4.7
stars
385 ratings
52 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phases

4.7
stars
225 ratings
34 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 4 months.

  • A "Yellow Belt" level of knowledge about Six Sigma is highly recommended. This can be acquired by successful completion of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate offered on Coursera by the USG.

    Those having a strong business background and a firm understanding of basic business operations and principles will do better in this specialization.

  • It is highly recommended that you take the courses and modules in their designed order as much of the knowledge builds upon previous courses and modules.

    The proper sequence of this specialization is:

    Course #1 - Six Sigma and the Organization (Advanced)

    Course #2 - Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phase

    Course #3 - Six Sigma Advanced Analyze Phase

    Course #4 - Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phase

  • You will not earn university credit for the completion of this specialization.

  • Upon completion of this specialization, learners should be able to further their career by helping their organization’s quality assurance using proven six sigma principles and tools.

    The principles taught in this specialization are aligned with the "Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook" that is used for ASQ certification training. Successful completion of this specialization (along with the purchase and study of the highly-recommended handbook) should better prepare the learner to sit for a professional certification in Six Sigma. However, successful professional certification is not guaranteed, as every learner is unique.

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