Course Brief

Six Sigma Theory and Practice

BQOM 2139


In keeping with Katz's commitment to experience-based learning, our Six Sigma Theory and Practice course is designed to benefit students and industry partners alike. The course equips MBA students not only with strong theoretical knowledge of the Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge, but also with practical, hands-on experience with Lean/Six Sigma methodologies through field work with an industry client.  Below is a partial listing of past Six Sigma clients.


·         Elliott Group

·         Genco

·         General Electric

·         Harsco Metals

·         LB Foster

·         Philips

·         Tsudis Chocolates

·         Westinghouse


Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach to process improvement aimed at the near-elimination of defects from every product, process, and transaction.   Lean topics are incorporated throughout the course.  Six Sigma utilizes the following five-phase problem solving methodology known by the acronym DMAIC.


To integrate theory and practice, students are grouped into teams and work under the mentorship of a Six Sigma Black Belt on a real-world problem for an industry client.  Benefits realized by our industry partners include:


·         Solutions to problems.

·         Bright, energetic MBA students who bring new resources and new perspectives to a project.

·         An opportunity to find new talent and pre-screen MBA candidates.

·         A collaborative relationship with the highly regarded faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business.


Clients are asked, but not required, to pay a $4,000 fee to offset the cost of the Black Belts mentors and to defray student travel costs.