University of Southern California

Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification


Operations Management


$1,950 (Introductory price for this session only. Future sessions will be priced at $3,950.)
June 21, 2014 - July 26, 2014

Registration for this course will close Wednesday at 5:00 PM prior to course start.

Total Course Length: 32 hours. This course runs June 21, June 28, July 12 and July 26 for a total of 32 hours.

For additional questions or details regarding this course, please contact Director Nick Vyas at 213.821.4079 and

The Program
This certification level develops critical skills required to serve on successful and collaborative project teams. Based on the industry standard “body of knowledge,” learn the roadmap known as Define, Measure, Analyze, Identify and Control (DMAIC) for a thorough understanding of Green Belt concepts. Successfully manage an in-class case study or live project of your choice using DMAIC to understand data analysis and collection skills that can be used to execute process-level improvement projects.

You will receive a USC Certificate of Completion for finishing this course. You will also receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, which requires you to successfully pass the Green Belt exam as well as the in-class project.


  • Master the Six Sigma methodology with main emphasis on DMAIC approach
  • Understand how this methodology applies to day-to-day work
  • Use tools and techniques to assist Black Belts in company Six Sigma projects
  • Enhance technical problem solving skills by collecting and analyzing data
  • Lead and execute process-level improvement projects


  • DMAIC approach: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control
  • Organizational drivers and metrics
  • Root cause analysis and problem-solving methods
  • Critical skills for serving on project teams
  • Quantifying issues through statistical analysis to understand probabilities of success
  • Managing an in-class case study or live project using DMAIC through completion

Who Should Attend

  • Managers in any function seeking to improve their understanding of supply chains
  • Middle and senior level managers in procurement, logistics, distribution, project management and operations who design and manage supply chains for their companies and clients
  • Anyone involved in supply chain management decisions for a company or organization

Nick Vyas is a professor at the Marshall School of Business at USC with a M.B.A. in Finance, Operations Management and a B.S. in Industrial and System Engineering from the California Poly Technic Institute. He is a nationally recognized expert in Lean Six Sigma application with practical and academic knowledge. His experience spans to working with numerous projects over many industries such as Retail, Health Care, Government Service, Manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Vyas, a visionary leader and senior business executive provides in-depth knowledge and a roadmap on how to penetrate and succeed in competitive global markets.

Teaching Method
Using case studies, current business articles, interactions and a team project, the faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to understand business from an overall perspective. In-class and team projects will provide the opportunity for participants to apply new models to their own business units or organizations.

$1,950 (Introductory price for this session only. Future sessions will be priced at $3,950.) Per person includes tuition and course materials.

Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Contact Us

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Telephone: 213-740-8990
Fax: 213-740-6406

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University of Southern California
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