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Process Improvement Certificate

Streamline Business Processes and Advance Your Career

With a Process Management Certificate from Nova Southeastern University, you’ll be prepared to spearhead process management by reducing lead times, ensuring on-time deliveries, cutting costs, and more. Our program heightens your ability to drive quality and productivity with real-world challenges posed by working industry professionals.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for three internationally recognized certifications: ASQ’s Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, SME’s Lean Bronze, and PMI’s Project Management Professional. Applying lean principles is a key part of ensuring business success, making your process management excellence an integral part of the professional landscape. With your new skillset and experiences, you’ll have an edge over other professionals in the industry.

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  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores.

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QNT 5000 Foundations of Business Statistics *
QNT 5160 Analytical Modeling for Decision Making **

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 10 years

** Not required if previously taken with a grade of B in the past 8 years.

Students have three options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga Collee of Business and Entrepreneurship (HCBE);
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic advisor regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Process Improvement certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 15-21

Required courses: 
PIM 5450 Quality Management
PIM 5455 Project Management
PIM 5460 Process Improvement Methods
PIM 5465 Process Improvement Practicum
XXX XXXX Open elective course in HCBE excluding CHS, PNP, PUB, REE, and ROM prefixes

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair if appropriate coursework has been completed prior to pursuing the certificate.

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Leaders and Advisory Board Members

Healthcare Applications of Process Improvement

Thinh Tran, M.D., President and COO of Provider Network Solutions and member of the M.B.A. in Process Improvement advisory board discusses process improvement applications in the healthcare arena with Decision Sciences Professor and Master Black Belt Steven Kramer, Ph.D.

Dr. Tran


Weaving Process Improvement Into the Culture of a Successful Business

Andrew Koenig, President of City Furniture and NSU Alumnus and member of the M.B.A. in Process Improvement advisory board: the importance of a supportive culture for the successful leveraging of process improvement initiatives.

Andrew Koenig


Student Testimonials

Carolina De Leon, Workforce Manager at City Furniture and Process Improvement Major Graduate

Jacqueline Benigni, Process Improvement Major Graduate

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