Lean and Six Sigma Courses Count Towards MPA

April 25, 2019

by UNH IT Staff

The Carsey School of Public Policy offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program at UNH. This program offers students to acquire the skills necessary to excel in nonprofit and government management, including “the tools of leadership, program evaluation, budgets, planning, personnel, collective bargaining, and policy analysis.” 

Recently, the Carsey School announced it will allow those who acquired a Lean Green and Lean Black Belt Certification through UNH or the State of New Hampshire to waive graduate credits for the MPA program degree, representing $3,900 in savings. Those with Green Belt Certifications will receive three credits (one MPA course), and those with Black Belts will receive six credits (two MPA courses). 

Edith Chiasson is an Audit Supervisor for NH Lottery, and a 2019 MPA Candidate. “The MPA program takes the foundational process improvement tools in Lean and Lean Six Sigma Certification programs to the next level,” says Chiasson. “The MPA curriculum builds upon the Lean techniques of reducing red tape and improving services at all levels of government.” 

For details about our Master of Public Administration program, which is ideal for working professionals with evening and online courses, visit our MPA webpage:  Master of Public Administration.  For details on the Lean Credit Waiver program, visit the MPA Credit Waiver webpage. For a list of current Lean course, go to http://ittraining.unh.edu

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