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German Graduate Students Head to Mercer Business

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For the first half of October, the Mercer University Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics hosted 40 FOM Hochshule students from Essen, Germany. The select students participated in a series of workshops, seminars, and more.

With their participation in the Oct. 2-13 program, the German students earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications as well as university credits. Along with the aforementioned workshops and seminars, students in the two-week program also visited the Atlanta Tech Village—a massive co-op hub (the fourth biggest in the U.S.) that houses companies such as SalesLoft and Namely, as well as the city’s chamber of commerce—and the SweetWater Brewery.

Forty students gather from the FOM Hochshule, the university of applied sciences in Essen, Germany/via Mercer

On the international program, Dr. Markus H. Dahm from FOM Hochshule, says (translated), “The combination of Lean Management and Six Sigma enables organizations to increase their productivity, achieve higher quality, and remain competitive in the long term. This basic course offers an ideal introduction to the topic.”

In a recent press releaseDr. Eric Kushins, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of Executive Programs at Stetson said, “The Center for Executive Education would like to thank Dean Susan P. Gilbert for helping to establish this relationship and for providing support for this program. The training would not have been so well received without the excellent teaching from Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Dr. Beth Chapman, Dr. Nik Volkov, and Joseph Briner.”

“And a special thanks to Dr. Michael Weber and Dr. Julie Petherbridge for teaching and assisting with the logistics and organization,” he also added.

Click here to read more about the two-week stay and what you need to know to earn a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

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