Graduate Certificate

Quality Systems Online


Advance your career and credentials with a Graduate Certificate in Quality Systems! Take four online graduate courses in quality systems and position yourself for greater opportunity in the fields of quality, engineering, continual improvement or management role within a variety of industries.

The American Society for Quality Reported in December 2014 a median salary of $93,000 for a Quality Manager and $80,000 for a Quality Engineer.

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Graduate Certificate - Quality Systems Online

Advance Your Career

Quality Director
Quality Technician
Quality Manager, Kaizen Champion
Continuous Improvement Leader
Lean Enterprise Leader
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Courses/Cost/Time

4 online courses
Tuition estimate-$5,500
Finish in 6 months
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Approximately one week after the Admissions Office receives your transcripts and application, your application will be processed. You will receive an email from the Admissions office when that is complete.  At that point, you will receive an email from an eCampus enrollment specialist with instructions for registration.

Program Benefits

  • Propose and develop strategies to optimize Quality Systems based on detailed analysis of existing processes, resources and organizational goals.
  • Develop an organizational continual improvement program using the various tools of quality, lean and Six Sigma.
  • Apply the methods of Six Sigma to solve organizational problems and exploit opportunities for improvement.
  • Apply the principles of Leadership to formulate a vision for an organizations quality function.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the basic principles of the Lean Enterprise.

 

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“My biggest professional challenge prior to enrolling in the QS program had been traversing the technician and management gap. My biggest professional challenge prior to enrolling in the QS program had been traversing the technician and management gap. I developed a positive reputation through work ethic and equipment knowledge, but in an increasingly more educated workforce, competition had been stiff for frontline and entry level leadership roles.  For a while, I was losing my optimism about moving forward in my career.  It felt as though I had reached a plateau, despite my ambition.  After enrolling in the QS program, I immediately started to feel more empowered.  My personal and professional confidence followed suit with my performance in the program.  My liberal arts undergraduate degree and narrowly scoped work experience did not feel like hindrances any longer – in fact, I realized it made my perspective and understanding unique. My company at that time had very little opportunity for upward growth, so I had been applying externally for a while.  I went from virtually no interest to having to decline interviews with interested employers in just a few weeks into the QS program. I went from virtually no interest to having to decline interviews with interested employers in just a few weeks into the QS program.  I started my new role as Operations Team Leader just three days after finishing my second QS course.  It’s also worth mentioning that my salary made a very positive move, as well! I had been on the fence about graduate school in general for several years.  I have young children, and I have worked rotating shift work for nearly 7 years – so I was pretty skeptical of how it would all work out.  With respect to the online program, it is both flexible and user-friendly.  And as for the QS program, I have found the coursework constantly enhancing my theoretical knowledge of quality systems in a way that I have been able to apply in a professional setting.  So, for anyone on the fence, I would say it’s time to dive in.  If you’re trying to justify the return-on-investment or bang-for-the-buck, I would unquestionably recommend the QS program at Bowling Green State University. If you’re trying to justify the return-on-investment or bang-for-the-buck, I would unquestionably recommend the QS program at Bowling Green State University

-   Andrew Gaiser – BGSU Quality Systems Certificate Student

Program Requirements

All work done in quality systems courses is team-based in a project context similar to how quality improvement is pursued in actual professional functions. The curriculum is also designed to facilitate project based course work via an applied research emphasis. All courses are taken 100% online.

Course Requirements

QS 5270 - SYNCHRONOUS QUALITY PLANNING
Planning and developing new product, while doing existing quality responsibilities via mature data and documentation. Culminates in designed experiment, reliability improvements, or other manufacturing or non-manufacturing change plans. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics. Prerequisites: QS 326, QS 327, QS 426, or consent of instructor.

QS 6160 - QUALITY CULTURE ASSESSMENT
Assessment and application of quality driven change process, emphasizing technological and cultural issues associated with servicing customers from a supplier perspective in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing circumstances. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics.

QS 6260 - SIX SIGMA SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Data-based quality systems for improvement including statistical process control using variable and attribute data, capability indices and gage analysis, data gathering systems for variation reduction in manufacturing and non-manufacturing. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 rubrics and six sigma systems.

QS 6270 - LEAN SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Lean systems based improvement, process quality and variation reduction through documentation systems analysis and design in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. Team-based project configuring portfolio based on ISO/QS 9000 and lean systems elements.

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Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.

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TRANSCRIPTS: As part of the online application process  you will upload scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.

Request official transcripts and test scores be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English. For information on the TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.

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