Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2013-38
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Arnold Maltz, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 18, 2013
Date of Second Reading: March 25, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering– for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Rationale: The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate is aimed at engineers and managers who oversee tactical and strategic projects as well as various operational functions in their organizations. The LSSBB certificate at ASU is intended to replace the Six Sigma Black Belt area of the Graduate Certificate in Statistics as a standalone certificate with a distinct application process. The Six Sigma Black Belt area of the Statistics Certificate has been very popular among the students (primarily MS in Industrial Engineering students), and has generated significant demand for the area courses through the various programs that the Office of Global Outreach & Extended Education (GOEE) run. In particular, GOEE has been able to market the Statistics-Six Sigma Black Belt to various non-degree student populations. Hence, we expect that the proposed certificate will generate significant interest and demand by MS in IE students as well as working professionals looking to further their leadership skills and expertise in statistical modeling and analysis of industrial processes.