MBA in Six Sigma - Curriculum

MBA in Six Sigma Courses Online - Prepare for Black Belt Certification

In addition to gaining a solid background in financial and business management topics in your core MBA courses, you will gain valuable skills in your MBA in Six Sigma courses that can help you prepare for Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Southern New Hampshire University’s College of Online and Continuing Education allows you to take MBA and Six Sigma courses online, on campus, or both.

MBA in Six Sigma courses are taught by seasoned business professionals with extensive experience in Six Sigma applications. Through business case study analysis and computer technology, you will learn quality management approaches, how to use statistical tools, and effective quality improvement techniques. As part of your MBA in Six Sigma Quality studies you will learn how to use the define-measure- analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) approach to quality management.

MBA in Six Sigma - Course Structure

The MBA in Six Sigma Quality includes 10 core college business courses and three Six Sigma courses, online or on campus. The 39-credit program can be completed in as few as 15 months. Take one or two courses each 10-week term, adjusting your course load to the changing demands of your personal and professional life.

MBA in Six Sigma - Technology

For MBA in Six Sigma Quality courses, you will use Minitab and SPSS statistical design and analysis software. A free trial version of Minitab can be downloaded from the Internet. The QSO 510 text comes with the student edition of SPSS.  The same disk can be used in the QSO 530 Applied Statistics for Managers class.

Six Sigma MBA

QSO-530: Applied Statistics for Managers
This course will provide the students with statistical tools and techniques that will enable them to make an immediate impact in their careers. This course will be realistically oriented and numerous business examples and cases will be analyzed.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
QSO-620: Six Sigma Quality Management
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the design and implementation of quality control and improvement systems. It is an introduction to current quality management approaches, statistical quality control and quality improvement techniques. ISO-9000 also will be discussed. Case studies and the use of computer technology will be integral to the course.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510 or QSO-530
QSO-625: Six Sigma for Black Belt Certification
This course teaches advanced concepts in Six Sigma while incorporating Lean Management tools. Students learn waste elimination, value stream mapping, Six Sigma roles and responsibilities, team management, and the various elements of the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) phases of a Six Sigma project. The Design for Six Sigma (SFSS) approach to design a new process is also reviewed. The course is designed to help students prepare for a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam. However, it neither guarantees to help satisfy the eligibility requirements for taking a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam nor ensures success on a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.
Prerequisites:
QSO-620

Core Courses

The 10-course online MBA core was developed to help students succeed in today's competitive and diverse business environment. It focuses on providing the functional skill set and broad knowledge base to help you develop practical business strategies and make you a more effective leader.

ACC-500: Managerial Accounting
Students in this course study the accumulation of accounting information. The internal use of accounting for management planning, control and decision-making is emphasized. Background preparation: 6 credit hours of accounting or equivalent. Note: ACC 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if ACC 510 has been completed.
Prerequisites:
MBA-503
ECO-500: Managerial Economics
Managerial economics involves applying economic theory and using the tools of decision science to examine how an organization can achieve its objectives most efficiently in the face of constraints. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in microeconomics, macroeconomics and statistics or equivalent.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510, MBA-501 and MBA-502
FIN-500: Financial Management
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
ACC-500, ACC-510 or ACC-550 and MBA-502
INT-610: Multinational Corporate Environment
This course is a survey of economic, social and political relationships among and within nations, and their impacts upon corporations that operate in an international context.
IT-500: Information Technology
This course focuses on the many ways information technology is incorporated within contemporary organizations and used to achieve a competitive advantage in the national and international marketplace. The interrelationships between information technology, management and organizations are emphasized. Management of the system development process and the tools and methods used to produce quality information systems also are studied. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in information technology or equivalent. IT 500 cannot be taken for credit or as an elective if IT 510 has been completed.
MBA-700: Strategic Management
This course includes the application of learned skills and the testing, distillation and integration of insights gained from previous courses and other sources.
Prerequisites:
FIN-500, OL-500, QSO-510 and IT-500
MKT-500: Marketing Strategies
This course is a study of the activity by which organizations discover consumer and other organizations' needs and wants, and then provide satisfaction through a mutually beneficial relationship. Students will explore the topics of selecting a target market, conducting marketing research, and designing product, price, promotional, and distribution strategies through the development of a marketing plan.
OL-690: Responsible Corporate Leadership
Students investigate the nature of the environments in which business enterprises conduct their operations in order to determine the actual and desirable levels of attentiveness and responsiveness of business managers to the relationship between the enterprise and society.
QSO-510: Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in mathematics and 3 credit hours in statistics, or the equivalent.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
QSO-600: Operations Management
This is a study of the concepts of production and operations and of a variety of methods and techniques used in their management. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
Prerequisites:
QSO-510

Foundation Courses

Some students may be required to take foundation courses as prerequisite work for some of the more advanced online MBA material. Students with business related undergraduate degrees are typically exempt from most foundation courses. In most cases, students choosing the elective track are able to apply the credit hours from their foundation courses against the elective requirements.

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MBA-501: Mathematics and Statistics for Business
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
MBA-502: Economics for Business
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
Prerequisites:
MBA-501
MBA-503: Financial Reporting and Analysis
This course is designed to help future business leaders across all functional areas appreciate and understand the rules and regulations, processes and procedures, and significance of financial accounting statements and reports. It provides a balanced presentation between how statements are prepared and, more importantly, how to analyze these statements and footnotes to assess a company's performance within the industry and management's performance within a particular company. New government regulations have made the integrity and quality of financial accounting information everyone's responsibility. This course will help future business leaders conduct better internal audits, improve forecasts and valuations, and make better management decisions.
MBA-610: Business Law
This course focuses on the theory and application of business regulations and the laws of contracts, agency, property and business organizations. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in business law or the equivalent.
OL-500: Human Behavior in Organizations
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.

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