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Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt Certificate

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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Program Objectives

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



  • 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.

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

How to Apply

Please follow the instructions below to apply to the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate program.

  1. Create an ECE student account.
  2. Submit your application online. 
  3. The program advisor will review your application within 24 hours (if submitted during the week) and notify you regarding your status. If your application is approved, you will receive the acceptance email with next steps for enrolling in the program and section registration.

How to Register with a Deposit

If you are accepted into the Paralegal Certificate program, you are able to utilize a deposit option when registering for your courses. You must follow these instructions to register with a deposit.

In your cart, if a course has a deposit option, you will see an area labeled "Deposit Payment Option". Simply check "Pay Deposit" and then choose "Checkout". 

How Do Deposits Work?

A deposit of $2,000 is required to register for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate course. The remaining balance will be due seven (7) days prior to the course start date. 

If you are registering with a discount, the discount will be reflected on your second payment. You must still put down $2,000 to secure your spot.

If full payment for a course is not received seven (7) days prior to the course start date, you will be dropped from the course, removed from the roster, and dropped from the Canvas site.

Payment Options

The easiest way to pay for courses with Emory Continuing Education is using any major credit card including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

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Who Will Benefit?

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