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SMU Lyle School of Engineering



Innovative... Prestigious... Customer-oriented...
for a select group of participants.


Global Systems & Sustainable Organizations Certificate


How do working professionals advance in a technology-driven, fast-paced global market? SMU Lyle's new credit-bearing certificate in Global Systems and Sustainable Organizations, considered by many to be the first of its kind in the U.S. enhanced by the Baldrige Criteria, was designed for performance-driven professionals in manufacturing, government, healthcare, education, and service-related industries.


“At SMU Lyle, we impart a broad range of knowledge and skills, teaching professionals to transform organizations, to think critically, plan strategically, communicate effectively, and be adaptable in a globally competitive environment,” says Patrick Hicks, Sr. Director, Business Development. “This new offering aligns with our goals and prepares participants to leave the program internationally versed and attuned to customer expectations and service with the metrics for problem solving along the journey to excellence.”


Led by adjunct professors from local industry, this advanced-study program was created expressly for performance-driven professionals who want to:

  • Further develop their leadership skills

  • Learn how corporations operate globally

  • Gain the perspectives and strategies necessary to lead their organizations toward a “culture of excellence and sustainability.”

Three courses 

  • ME 7303 Organizational Leadership
  • ME 7304 Organizational Perspectives
  • ME 7305 Organizational Strategies

All courses meet at SMU-in-Plano on alternating Saturdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; catered breakfasts and lunches are complimentary.


For those who make the affirmative decision to begin right away, the innovative certificate program can be completed in just fifteen class sessions!  For others just interested in knowledge acquisition, seats on an open enrollment basis may be available.  The tuition per course is the same, whatever your goal....more.

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