MBA in Six Sigma - Careers

Master in Six Sigma - Enhance Your Career Options

With companies placing increased emphasis on quality and cost management and process improvements, business professionals with a Master in Six Sigma and Six Sigma certification are highly sought after.  The School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University provides students in the Master of Six Sigma degree program with a solid background in Six Sigma practices and applications.

Successful Six Sigma professionals possess a range of skills: strong analytical abilities, problem-solving, and an understanding of statistical tools, flexibility, and interpersonal traits. You can play a key role in establishing process improvements in a variety of areas with a Master in Six Sigma degree:

  • quality assurance
  • systems and process engineering
  • supply chain management
  • operations management

Master in Six Sigma Career and Salary Prospects

Business professionals with a Master in Six Sigma degree have a number of career opportunities open to them in a wide range of fields. The skills learned during Six Sigma training are applicable across numerous industries, from manufacturing and engineering to operations and executive positions.

Salaries for those with a Master in Six Sigma degree are considerable, especially for those with Six Sigma Black Belt certification. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, industrial production managers, for example, earned a median annual wage of $88,160 in 2012, with those in the pharmaceutical and medical engineering fields earning upwards of $100,000.

You will leave the Master in Six Sigma degree program at SNHU’s School of Business with a thorough understanding of the DMAIC model: define-measure- analyze-improve-control processes. Your study of this approach to quality management and process improvements will help you develop skills in:

  • determining the cause of process problems and issues
  • using statistical tools to measure and analyze deviations from effective processes
  • taking corrective steps to eliminate issues and improve processes
  • controlling process deviations to ensure an efficient process and quality outcomes

Careers Resources for Your Six Sigma MBA

Access helpful resources on careers in Six Sigma and Six Sigma education opportunities.

Career Opportunities

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook - Industrial Production Managers
Get information on careers in Six Sigma, including employment opportunities and earnings.

Professional Associations

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification
IASSC IS a Professional Association dedicated to growing and enhancing the standards within the Lean Six Sigma Community

 American Society for Quality
ASQ’s vision is to be the community for people seeking quality concepts, technology, and tools to improve themselves and the world.

 Association for Manufacturing Excellence
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the leading industry-diverse community of professionals dedicated to enterprise excellence.

University Accreditation

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