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    Six Sigma Green Belt Capstone in Dublin

Introduction

This program format began in 2010 and has provided countless successes for our corporate partners and students. As a participant in this study abroad program, you will have the unique opportunity to study and practice six sigma techniques in Dublin, Ireland. Through a combination of classroom training and completion of a company specific project, the UNI College of Business will certify you as a Six Sigma Green Belt following the completion of the training.

The program dates abroad follow UNI's June session. During this time, participants conduct six sigma projects for companies in all industries including but not limited to finance, banking, call centers, government, healthcare, insurance, and manufacturing! 

Here's what past participants have to say about the program: 

This program is one of a kind and a truly incredible experience. From the Six Sigma practices we were able to learn and apply in our variety of workplaces, to the travel we were able to do on the weekends and evenings, I can't imagine a better way to spend a summer abroad. - Scott, 2017

I really enjoyed this trip. This program opens the door to so many possibilities of learning, tasting, and experiencing the Irish culture while learning more about how to implement the Six Sigma methodology to any business operation. If you are thinking about doing this trip, DO IT! You will not regret it!! - Nicholas, 2017

This program was a great opportunity to go to another country and learn hands-on. I would definitely recommend doing this program. - Kayla, 2017

Upcoming information sessions for this program:

  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 2:30 pm in GIL 025
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3:30 pm in GIL 113

Location

Course Leaders

Daniel Bumblauskas, Assistant Professor

Department: Management
Phone: 319-273-6793
E-mail: daniel.bumblauskas@uni.edu
Campus Address: CBB 262

Dan has been working and traveling abroad for decades having now led study abroad programs for nearly 10 years. He has taken students to Ireland and Italy while also having taught extensively across China. Dan and his family love exploring the world and have visited many different countries on six of seven continents. He believes that when students travel and work abroad, they develop personal and professional skills that are difficult to replicate domestically on campus leading to life-changing experiences and developmental growth.

Academics

MGMT 3166: Six Sigma Consulting Methodology (3 credit hours) and CAP 3154: Global Skills Capstone (3 credit hours)

MGMT 3166: Six Sigma Consulting Methodology: Managing services, especially the operation's activity in service firms. Includes determining the service package, forecasting service demand, managing demand, capacity analysis and management, scheduling, cost control, service quality, and human resource management. Standardization, franchising, and service automation addressed.  To view the course syllabus, click HERE

Prerequisite(s): ECON 1011 (920:070); STAT 1772 (800:072) or equivalent; ECON 1021 (920:020); junior standing. Proficiency with statistics and Excel spreadsheet background; instructor permission. Enrollment in the Global Skills Capstone course (CAP 3154) is required.

CAP 3154: Global Skills Capstone: This course is designed to enhance a student’s knowledge and capability of working in a variety of environments throughout the world. Getting practical experience in a culture and society with very deep historical roots provides insight for adapting to a variety of cultures. Having an understanding of that culture as well as the skills for working with international citizens in a wide range of situations provides UNI students an advantage when seeking career opportunities.To view the course syllabus, click HERE

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. Enrollment in the Six Sigma Consulting Methodology course (MGMT 3166) is required.

Participation in this program requires several class meetings throughout the second half of the spring semester.  Please contact the program's course leader for more information.

NOTES: 

  • In order to receive Capstone credit, program participants must have completed 60 credits hours prior to the program's course start date (i.e. be of Junior standing). Students who participate in capstone programs without meeting the credit hour prerequisite will receive elective credit. In this instance, students should consult with their academic advisor(s) regarding how the elective credit fits into their specific plans of study. 
  • Students planning to participate in the spring commencement ceremony in May can enroll in this summer term program, however, their degree will not be conferred until the end of the summer term and is contingent on the successful completion of the program and all required coursework.
  • Students attending colleges and universities other than UNI are welcome to participate in this program. If you are not currently a UNI student, but would like to participate in this program, please contact the UNI Study Abroad Center prior to starting your program application.
  • Capstone courses cannot be repeated. If you have previously taken the program's capstone course, please contact the UNI Study Abroad Center prior to starting your program application.

Itinerary

Tentative program dates: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, July 6, 2019

A detailed itinerary is available by contacting Daniel Bumblauskas. Students should expect 3-4 days per week to be spent working on projects and attending class. The remaining days are free for exploration and travels throughout Ireland.

Housing & Meals

Students will be housed at Trinity College in Dublin. All meals will be paid for by students out-of-pocket while abroad with the exception of two group dinners. Students are encouraged to try the local foods.

Program Costs

Six Sigma Green Belt Capstone in Dublin

Estimated Program Cost:

$7,646*

* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:

$4,350

Room & Board:

$4,390

Books:

$450

Personal Expenses:

$825

Transportation:

$200


Total:

$10,216

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines

APPLY

Term: 
Summer
2019
App Deadline: 
Friday, December 14, 2018
Program Dates: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.