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Online Courses: Operational Excellence

Fisher College of Business has teamed with MoreSteam.com, a provider of online Lean Six Sigma training, to provide a more flexible and affordable alternative to traditional classroom training methods. A complete suite of instructor-supported online courses is available and can be started or stopped at any time, offering complete scheduling flexibility in a totally self-paced environment.

All course content is delivered on-demand in a multi-media format including audio slide shows and lectures, diagrams, charts, simulated experiments, interactive practice sessions, online quiz modules and virtual discussion with an instructor. Links to outside research are provided to explore chosen subject matter in greater detail.

In response to customer demand, several of the online courses are available in multiple languages. You can make a training language selection when registering.

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Register for any of the following courses by clicking the button above, or select the links within each course description.

Lean Six SigmaOperations Short CoursesDesign for Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma Belt offerings provide affordable, on-line content to offer students the highest degree of flexibility.  You set your own schedule and progress at your own speed as you prepare for the Lean Six Sigma Belt certifications. You will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) structure and how to apply Lean tools and techniques to organize process improvement activity. You will learn practice techniques for both quantitative and non-quantitative analysis, and gain the team leadership skills necessary to get projects across the goal line.

Case studies and examples in these courses can be customized to focus on  Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications. You can select your version when you register for the course.

Bullet Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

This instructor-supported course covers the complete Lean Six Sigma Black Belt body of knowledge. As a Black Belt, you are able to lead any team across your organization in executing process improvement projects.  If your goal is to master this skill set and improve your value as an employee and organizational leader, then this course is for you.

  • Course Outline
  • Case studies and examples can be customized to focus on Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications.
  • Lean enterprise topics include value stream mapping, continuous flow, line balancing, and others.
  • No pre-requisites.
  • Course access period is 365 days.
  • This course includes EngineRoom® Excel-based data analysis software and instruction on how to use EngineRoom®. Also offered for Minitab® version 16. (Minitab® software must be purchased separately.)
  • Black Belt Certification is a separate process. For more information, visit the Black Belt Certification page.  
  Price: $3,100 Estimated Time: 140 hours CEU: 14 PDU: 140

Register for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

*We also offer Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training in a blended format that combines this online course with a 1-week classroom experience. View program details here.

Bullet Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

This instructor-supported course covers the complete Lean Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge. As a Green Belt, you can assist or lead a team in executing process improvement projects.  You will be competent in all of the basic analytical tools necessary to utilize the DMAIC methodology and control Green Belt improvement projects. 

  • Course Outline
  • Green Belt training represents about half the time and material required for Black Belt training, so many professionals choose to start their process improvement career at this level.
  • Case studies and examples can be customized to focus on Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications.
  • Lean enterprise topics include value stream mapping, continuous flow, line balancing, and others.
  • No pre-requisites.
  • Course access period is 365 days.
  • This course includes EngineRoom® Excel®-based data analysis software and instruction on how to use EngineRoom®. Also offered for Minitab® version 16. (Minitab® software must be purchased separately.) 
  Price: $1,900 Estimated Time: 80 hours CEU: 8 PDU: 80

Register for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Bullet Lean Six Sigma Transactional Green Belt

This instructor-supported course covers the complete Lean Six Sigma Transactional Green Belt body of knowledge. The Transactional Green Belt course differs from the standard Green Belt course in that it covers only the tools and concepts most important to transactional settings.

  • Course Outline
  • Case studies and examples can be customized to focus on Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications.
  • Lean enterprise topics include value stream mapping, continuous flow, line balancing, and others.
  • No pre-requisites.
  • Course access period is 365 days.
  • This course includes EngineRoom® Excel-based data analysis software and instruction on how to use EngineRoom®. Also offered for Minitab® version 16. (Minitab® software must be purchased separately.) 
  Price: $1,700 Estimated Time: 70 hours CEU: 7 PDU: 70

Register for the Lean Six Sigma Transactional Green Belt

Bullet Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

We've designed this quick, popular e-Learning course to provide you with a broad understanding of the Lean Six Sigma improvement methodology, concepts, and language. This course is targeted at a wide audience of Lean Six Sigma team members who need to gain familiarity with the overall methodology and basic tools of process improvement. The Yellow Belt course covers DMAIC tools and techniques in a far greater depth than the Lean Six Sigma Overview short course, but is roughly a third of the commitment required for the next level up, the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course.

  • Course Outline
  • Case studies and examples can be customized to focus on Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications.
  • Course access period is 180 days.
  • You will be provided with Microsoft Excel® templates for problem solving and statistical analysis. 
  Price: $750 Estimated Time: 28 hours CEU: 2.8 PDU: 28

Register for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Operations Short Courses are presented in a logical sequence to provide an introduction to Six Sigma concepts and the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) improvement process. The lessons are modular, but we encourage you to explore all of the material.

There is no formal certification for these courses, but you will receive a certificate of completion in addition to CEUs or PDUs of credit. These courses have no pre-requisites.

Bullet Charting Process Behavior (SPC)

This course provides the necessary tools to chart and understand process behavior over time. The body of knowledge covered by this course of study is also known as Statistical Process Control (SPC). As you become proficient in all of the tools necessary to to chart process behavior, quantify variability, and assess process capability, you will be prepared to play an important role as a part of a process improvement team.

  • Course Outline
  • Designed for those who need a solid knowledge of process statistics and techniques.
  • This course includes Microsoft Excel® templates for project training and problem solving.
  • You have 90 days to complete this course.
  Price: $400 Estimated Time: 12 hours CEU: 1.2 PDU: 12

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Bullet Fundamentals of Project Management

This online Project Management course covers the fundamental skills, techniques and methods necessary to plan, manage, and lead a complex project to successful completion. The body of knowledge covered in this course align with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). When you successfully complete the course, you receive 16 PDU's for PMI recertification.

  • Course Outline
  • Designed for those who need a solid knowledge of project management tools and techniques.
  • The course includes Microsoft Excel® templates for project planning and problem solving.
  • You have 180 days to complete the course. 
  Price: $450 Estimated Time: 16 hours CEU: 1.6 PDU: 16

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Bullet Lean Methods Accelerator

Our Lean Methods Accelerator course provides you with a smart, comprehensive overview of Lean Enterprise tools and methods. Whether used to supplement a Six Sigma curriculum or as a standalone course, this interactive, practice-based short course will help to define and drive your waste reduction efforts.

  • Course Outline
  • Designed for those who want to be proficient in the fundamental tools and language of Lean and will have learned the skills to effectively guide and support process improvement activities.
  • Lean topics include value stream mapping, continuous flow, takt time, kaizen, line balancing, quick changeover, pullsystems, and 5-S, among others.
  • Numerous case studies and examples focus on service and transactional processes, as well as production applications.
  • The course includes Microsoft Excel® templates for project planning and problem solving.
  • You have 180 days to complete this course. 
  Price: $650 Estimated Time: 18 hours CEU: 1.8 PDU: 18

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Bullet Lean Six Sigma Champion

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the Lean Six Sigma improvement methodology, concepts and language in support of Champion activities. The Champion is the key role that removes barriers to project success and ensures that project teams have the organizational support they need to be effective. This course provides an overview of the DMAIC process, a group of basic problem-solving tools used for project selection and management, and guidance on leading teams and leading change.

  • Course Outline
  • Designed for managers and individuals who will be working with Black Belts or Green Belts and want to be proficient in the fundamental tools of Lean Six Sigma. You are not expected to be an expert in statistical tools, but need to possess a thorough understanding of how your organization operates.
  • Case studies and examples can be customized to focus on Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications. You can select your version when you register for the course.
  • The course includes Microsoft Excel® templates for project planning and problem solving.
  • You have 120 days to complete this course. 
  Price: $300 Estimated Time: 15 hours CEU: 1.5 PDU: 15

Register for Lean Six Sigma Champion

Bullet Lean Six Sigma Overview

This popular course will provide you with a broad understanding of the Lean Six Sigma improvement methodology, concepts, and language. While we do not offer a Lean Six Sigma White Belt, this introductory course represents the equivalent in terms of what you need to know. The course provides an overview of the DMAIC process improvement cycle using case studies and examples drawn from Service, Business Process, and Manufacturing applications.

  • Course Outline
  • The course is targeted at executives, team members, managers, supervisors, and individuals who need to develop a general awareness of Lean and Six Sigma but aren't expected to run projects or use the tools. 
  • Case studies and examples can be customized to focus on Manufacturing (default), Healthcare, Financial Services, and Services applications. You can select your version when you register for the course.
  • The course includes Microsoft Excel® templates for project planning and problem solving.
  • You have 60 days to complete this course.
  Price: $200 Estimated Time: 4.4 hours CEU: 0.4 PDU: 4

Register for Lean Six Sigma Overview

Courses in this section cover the complete Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) body of knowledge, including both product and process design. DFSS is a set of best practices and tools which, when integrated into a product/service development process, increases your organization's ability to meet your customers' requirements in a timely, cost-effective manner.

There is no formal certification for these courses, but you will receive a certificate of completion in addition to CEUs or PDUs of credit.

Bullet Design for Six Sigma - Product

This instructor-supported course covers the DCDOV (Define, Concept, Design, Optimize, Verify) roadmap and is integrated with Sigma Lake®, an innovative simulation-based design practice project using the Roller Coaster Tycoon® video game. You will not only discover and learn core concepts of DFSS, but you will also gain experience and competence as you apply them to the course project simulation.  The Product version of this course includes additional lessons on advanced statistics and experimental design.

  • Course Outline
  • Designed for engineers, programmers or process designers who need to create new products.
  • Assumes you have previously mastered (at least) the Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge, specifically Measurement Systems Analysis and Mutiple Regression Analysis.
  • You will also need to understand basic Design of Experiments (DOE). If you have not mastered this body of knowledge we recommend that you first enroll in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course.
  • The course includes: Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 video game, Microsoft Excel® templates for statistical analysis, Process Playground (MoreSteam's online discrete simulation tool), as well as Design-Expert  Software for Design of Experiments by Stat-Ease and the book RSM Simplified.
  • You have 270 days to complete this course 
  Price: $2,450 Estimated Time: 50 hours CEU: 5.0 PDU: 50

Register for Design for Six Sigma - Product

Bullet Design for Six Sigma - Service

This instructor-supported course covers the DCDOV (Define, Concept, Design, Optimize, Verify) roadmap and is integrated with Sigma Lake®, an innovative simulation-based design practice project using the Roller Coaster Tycoon® video game. You will not only discover and learn core concepts of DFSS, but you will also gain experience and competence as you apply them ot the course project simulation.  The Service version of the course does not include additional lessons on advanced statistics and experimental design that are part of the Product version.

  • Designed for engineers, programmers or process designers who need to create new  services.
  • Assumes you have previously mastered (at least) the Six Sigma Green Belt body of knowledge, specifically Measurement Systems Analysis and Mutiple Regression Analysis.
  • If you have not mastered this body of knowledge, we recommend you first enroll in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course.
  • The course includes: Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 video game, Microsoft Excel® templates for statistical analysis, Process Playground (MoreSteam's online discrete simulation tool).
  • You have 270 days to complete this course
  Price: $1,850 Estimated Time: 40 hours CEU: 4.0 PDU: 40

Register for Design for Six Sigma - Service

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Beth Miller
Program Director
Phone: 614.292-8575
Fax: 614.292.6644
miller.6148@fisher.osu.edu
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
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280 W. Woodruff Ave.
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