In this online program, you will learn to further refine process and harness high-level Lean Six Sigma strategies for your organization. This course will cover these principals through video instruction, simulations, case studies, two one-on-one mentoring sessions, and a live project conducted at the your organization. The course also includes access to world-class software: a license to QI Macros and a year-long subscription to Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite. You will receive a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification when you pass the final exam. You will walk away with the confidence and knowledge required to lead improvement projects in your organization.
What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is a business strategy focused on process improvement and eliminating waste. This unique combination creates a competitive advantage that results in reduced costs, improved quality, and increased speed of delivery.
Countless organizations have successfully transformed their workflows with Lean Six Sigma methodologies. It is recognized worldwide in manufacturing, distribution, engineering, logistics, software development, retail, health care, and government industries. Lean Six Sigma is utilized by 82% of Fortune 100 companies, with an estimated global savings of $427 billion over the last 20 years.
Our program is taught by a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and our certificates are accredited by The Council for Six Sigma Certification. This accreditation is crucial: It is one of the most prominent and well-respected accreditations for Six Sigma programs. It is used and recognized in more than 165 countries worldwide.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification?
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification represents a mastery of advanced tools and techniques used to lead teams and optimize processes. This certificate is recognized and respected worldwide. It is the capstone of the Lean Six Sigma courses offered by the David Eccles School of Business Executive Education program. The Black Belt coursework builds upon the foundational skills learned in Lean Sigma Six Green Belt and Building a Lean Enterprise trainings by adding advanced analytical tools that can be used to further refine processes. These skills are tested and fine-tuned through real-world projects.
Black Belt graduates will be able to confidently lead strategic-level continuous improvement projects, analyze complex business scenarios, develop leaders in the Lean Six Sigma methodology, and deliver substantial results for any organization. A recent study showed certified Black Belts saving their organization over $275,000 annually, in addition to their regular responsibilities.
Becoming a Black Belt
- What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
- Continuous Improvement Projects
- Leading a Turnaround
Modeling Risk and Uncertainty
- Estimating Expected Returns
- Decision Trees
- The Newsvendor Model
Monte Carlo Simulation
- Introduction to Simulations
- The Monte Carlo Simulation
- @Risk Simulation
Design of Experiments
- Introduction to Design of Experiments
- Single Factor Experiment Design
- Full Factorial Experiment Design
- Discovering Relationships
- Applying Predictive Analytics
- Understanding Non-linearity
- Selecting a Distribution Model
- Using @Risk for Distribution Fit
- Distribution Families
Data Driven Management
- Attributes of Good Data
- Mechanisms for Measuring Results
- A Culture of Continuous Improvement
Optimizing & Modeling
- Using Optimization
- Developing Nonlinear Models
- Creating Non-continuous Models That Work
This course is designed for managers who want to further refine processes and discover new optimization opportunities. It is especially useful for leaders seeking to design reliable experiments, gather good data, and strategically interpret results. This course can benefit any administrator committed to continuous process improvement.
12 weeks to complete
3-4 hours per week
Proof of accomplishment
In addition to developing knowledge & skills you will receive a certificate, a digital badge for your LinkedIn profile, and SHRM credits as proof of your accomplishment.
40 SHRM Credits
Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 40 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRMCertification.org.
Robert Valentino, Master Black Belt
Robert Valentino is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Founder of Lean Coach®. He has established a solid track record as a trusted advisor and industry expert in applying Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Scrum methodologies to help organizations and leaders at all levels successfully resolve real-world scenarios. Through coaching and facilitation, Robert has professionally developed leaders across a variety of industries.
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