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Online Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Earn a Black Belt Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

High-performing and skilled employees who earn a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt are often hand-picked to lead complex, cross-discipline and cross-departmental improvement projects – this can result in significant financial benefit to both the company as well as your salary potential. Students will practice the primary data analysis techniques required of Black Belts aligned with and in support of the DMAIC methodology. Students will also learn non-statistical change management concepts and basic financial metrics required in successful end-to-end black belt improvement projects.


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Lean into success and save during the Summer of Learning promotion! Enroll in this Lean Six Sigma program and save 20% through June 30, 2024. Restrictions apply.*

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*The Summer of Learning promotion is valid 6/1 - 6/30 and only applies to any future session of the ECE Lean Six Sigma and Women in Leadership certificate offerings.

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Feature your skills in Lean Six Sigma through an official digital badge from Emory. These are issued at program completion and can be displayed in your online channels like Linkedin.

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The following types of students will benefit from this program:

  • Internal consultants, operations managers, directors / administrators.
  • Those with the ability to impact and direct change

Learner Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Manage a portfolio of Lean Six Sigma projects consistent with organizational needs
  • Execute a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project through all five DMAIC phases
  • Apply appropriate mentoring and coaching methods to assist Lean Six Sigma Green Belts in their projects
  • Assess appropriate advanced Lean Six Sigma tools during the execution of a Black Belt project
  • Employ software programs (Minitab and/or MS Excel) to analyze data to verify and validate root cause and associated solutions
  • Demonstrate the knowledge required to pass the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification examination

Certificate Requirements

This online certificate consists of weekly two-hour live instructor-led sessions and weekly self-paced coursework.

To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of live instructor-led sessions
  • Complete all required self-paced modules and assignments
  • Successfully implement a Black Belt improvement project
  • Receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the end-of-course exam


Deposit Option

Students will have the option at checkout of paying course tuition in full or selecting a 50% deposit. The invoice for your second payment will be due 10 days prior to the start of the course section in which you registered with a deposit.

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  • This program is open only to students who have already completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. If completed at another institution, students will be asked to confirm their knowledge by taking an examination. 
  • Students must have buy-in from their employers and be able to select a project to complete as part of this course (Emory cannot assist in providing projects). One-on-one project mentoring with your instructor is included in tuition.
  • Students must have access to Minitab software. Discounted 6-month timed licenses are available for purchase through ECE when bundles with this course. Please note that the discounted 6-month license is available only for desktop version for Windows, and it does not include a web-based version of the software.

Certificate overview

6-12 months


Time Commitment
90 hours

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