Eighteen Eberly College students were very busy this April as they completed Six Sigma Yellow Belt training. They gave up three of their Saturdays to further their education outside of the classroom. Management Association, one of Eberly's student-run organizations, was proud to help offer this certification to students of the Eberly College of Business.
Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was introduced in 1986 by Bill Smith, an engineer at the Motorola company. The program was quickly introduced into several other companies, most notably General Electric.
The use of Six Sigma methodology has continued to grow in popularity in the years since its inception. Being certified has become an invaluable asset to individuals in the business world. Therefore, Management Association felt that Eberly students would benefit greatly from this program.
The Six Sigma class of spring 2017 was made up of several majors, many of which were various business majors and also included fashion merchandising. In short, the Six Sigma program was a success, and 18 more IUP students are now certified as Yellow Belts in Six Sigma.