This paper discusses the desirability of incorporating Six Sigma thinking into an undergraduate business curriculum, and several alternatives for doing so. Although many companies have adopted Six Sigma programs to improve business results, few business programs have kept pace by incorporating Six-Sigma thinking into their curricula. Business results, few business programs Sigma concepts in improving operations and achieving higher standards of quality. Projects are selected that are likely to achieve reductions in cost, time, and increased profits. The linking of project selection based on business results is central to the desirability of teaching Six Sigma thinking to business students. Doing so will mean that graduates will be better prepared for careers in business, and have a competitive advantage over graduates who don't leave this knowledge.
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Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Volume 17, Issue 6 July 2006 , pages 751 - 756
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