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Six Sigma is a systematic methodology that utilizes factual information and statistical analysis to measure and improve a company’s operational performance, practices and systems by identifying and preventing ‘defects’ in manufacturing and service-related processes in order to anticipate and exceed expectations of all stakeholders to accomplish effectiveness. Employing Six Sigma tools increases performance and decreases process variation, which leads to defect reduction, significant improvement in profits, waste reduction, employee morale and quality of product.

During the four-session program (approximately 32 classroom hours), participants receive a Lean Six Sigma Overview and explanation of process improvement projects, walk through the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) and review lean tools for process improvement. Each participant will be required to select a project within his or her organization to run through the DMAIC methodology.  Green Belt Certification is awarded after the participant demonstrates a full understanding of the process and has completed his/her project. 

Previous students call the class “Engaging, [with] helpful and practical tools”

Date and Time: March 25-28, 2024; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: In person, at the VCU School of Business. 


Fees: $2,695 due in full at registration. Cost includes all materials, parking, lunch and access to online learning software. 

Discounts: A 10% discount is available at registration to:

  • Anyone who registers 60 days before class starts
  • VCU alumni and VCU/VCUHS employees
  • State employees of Virginia

Group discounts are also available, please contact for more information. Discounts cannot be combined.

Badge/Certification: Participants who successfully complete class requirements will receive a Credibly badge through VCU’s digital badging program

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