Lean Six Sigma Minor


Lean Six Sigma is a melding of industrial efficiency and quality techniques that are increasingly being applied to all businesses and organizations to improve quality while reducing costs. Lean focuses on increasing efficiencies and eliminating waste in the supply chain. Six Sigma is a quality-focused problem-solving methodology.

The online Lean Six Sigma Minor is ideal for individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in the areas of quality and efficiency.

  • All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required.
  • The program is easily integrated with most majors on campus and can be completed in a 12-month period. The program works well with the Technology Management Accelerated MS Program.
  • Prior professional work experience is beneficial. Credit for prior learning, for example, applicable work experience or professional certification, is possible for some courses.
  • The online minor in Lean Six Sigma is open to all majors. Courses in the minor may satisfy requirements in a major, for example, the online programs in engineering technology management and mechanical engineering technology, and the on-campus program in manufacturing engineering technology.

Note: In addition to the minor, the University offers an online Lean Six Sigma Certificate. The minor adds two courses to the Certificate. 


The Lean Six Sigma Minor is open to all students. To complete the minor, a grade of "C" (or higher) is required in all courses. In addition, students must fulfill the University's requirements for graduation with a bachelor's degree, including successful completion of a major.

Note: Students who wish to enroll in one (or more) courses—but do not intend to pursue bachelor's degrees—may apply to the University as non-degree students. Registration is on a space available basis. For assistance, contact Indiana State Online at (812) 237-2345 or IndianaStateOnline@indstate.edu.

Required Courses


This minor is well-suited for individuals pursuing professional careers in manufacturing, construction, business, healthcare, education, and many other service and technology industries. Quality is a vital function in every organization. Careers specifically dealing with quality are growing faster than most other careers as organizations seek to improve quality while reducing costs. The minor is excellent preparation (in combination with the required work experience) for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma certification and Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) Lean certification, which further enhances career opportunities.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.