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Courses We Endorse

San Diego State University’s Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise is a 12-week program that will introduce you to the Lean philosophy by incorporating learning tools that include simulations, exercises, lectures, assignments, and a project. You will gain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to your work place whether you work in service, transactional activities, or manufacturing processes.

The Lean philosophy is a strategy for achieving significant improvement in performance through elimination of waste in the total business process.

Throughout the program, you will work in project teams applying the Lean concepts to your work place. A unique added value of SDSU’s Lean Enterprise program includes site tours of San Diego companies to see how local companies are applying Lean principles. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Professional Certificate in Business Management

UC San Diego Extension -

The Professional Certificate in Business Management provides practical skills and knowledge for those seeking to enhance their careers. Students will learn how to launch a new business, optimize current resources and cutting-edge techniques to benefit your organization. This program provides eight distinct areas of specialization including Process Improvement with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

In this program you will:

  • Gain valuable management and leadership skills to apply to your career immediately
  • Customize your business studies and choose a specialization to match your career goals
  • Expand your network and meet other professionals, peers, and business leaders
  • Schedule classes to fit your lifestyle with online and evening course formats

Classes are offered throughout the year in-class and online. New students are invited to take foundational courses to improve their business acumen and may continue on to earn the full Business Management certificate.

Professional Certificate in Project Management

UC San Diego Extension -

UC San Diego Extension’s Project Management Certificate program is designed to provide in-depth training based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI). What is unique to their program is that it:

  • Provides a very practical, hands-on approach to understanding the elements and principles of project management
  • Can be completed either in class or completely online

To earn the certificate students must complete six required courses and nine elective units (typically three courses). Classes are offered in the Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall quarter—and you are welcome to begin at any time.

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