Arcadia University’s King of Prussia Campus Offers Professional Business Development Programs

School of Continuing Studies Accepting Enrollment for Fall 2012 

Glenside, PA – Aug. 29, 2012 – Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies King of Prussia campus is accepting enrollments for two new offerings this fall designed for business professionals, Business Process Mapping (BPM) and Lean Six Sigma (LSS).  

The Business Process Mapping workshop will be held on Sept. 25, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon and the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) program will meet one evening a week at 6 p.m. for six weeks with one additional non-classroom week for independent project work beginning on Oct. 9, 2012. 

Business Process Mapping is a widely employed analytical process that helps organizations evaluate business processes for efficiency and alignment with strategic objectives. The Arcadia program is designed to give the student the skills to identify areas within their organization that are in need of improvement, and to develop processes that create added value and improved business performance. 

The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) program is a synergized managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes (classified as Defects, Overproduction, Transportation, Waiting, Inventory, Motion and Over-Processing) and provision of goods and service at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO).Arcadia’s Lean Six Sigma program will provide students with green belt certification, and is designed to increase the skills necessary for the student to improve processes to lower costs and improve productivity and quality for their company/organization. The discipline of Six Sigma and the synergized Lean Six Sigma are considered by many leading organizations as the preeminent doctrine aimed at promoting business and operational excellence in both efficiency and growth.

Both programs are offered at the King of Prussia Campus located in the Park View Tower Building 1150  First Avenue Suite 700,  and will be taught by Dr. Mark Gershon, P.E., PMP, CSSMBB, a leading researcher, educator and practitioner in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, quality management and process improvement methodologies.

“Arcadia University is committed to adding programming at the KOP Campus aimed at serving the professional business community of the region,” says Dr. Erik Nelson, Dean of Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies.

For more information about these programs or to enroll, email Lorraine Brandenburger (brandenl@arcadia.edu), or Rachel Dauscher (dauscherr@arcadia.edu), or call the School of Continuing Studies at484-804-2323.

Media Contact: Ed Neenan, Arcadia University School of Continuing Studies, King of Prussia Campus, 443-838-5356, neenae@arcadia.edu

About Arcadia University’s School of Continuing Studies: Arcadia University's School of Continuing Studies, located at their King of Prussia Campus, provides creative, flexible, and innovative program delivery to meet the educational needs of adult, professional, and non-traditional students in Greater Philadelphia and beyond. Arcadia University is committed to excellence in educational experiences that are global, integrative and personal.

The School offers on-campus, online, and hybrid programs at the KOP Campus giving working professionals flexible learning options through online courses and accelerated programs. Programs include graduate degrees in Education and bachelor’s completion degrees for the adult working professional in Business Administration and Liberal Studies.

In addition, the School of Continuing Studies also offers non-credit professional development programs. Arcadia's Center for Summer Learning and Arcadia Online offer students increased flexibility with, and better management over their desired educational pursuits.

The KOP Campus is conveniently located and is accessible from I-76, the Schuylkill Expressway, and Routes 202 and 422, as well as the Blue Route. Ample free parking is available on-site.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4th percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)

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