Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Master the skills you need to mentor Black Belt leaders with 100% online training from acclaimed Villanova! Our Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt course – a foundational part of the Advanced Master Certificate in Lean Six Sigma program – will take you to the pinnacle of Six Sigma expertise.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

This course is part of a Master Certificate Program

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What You’ll Study


  • Calculating the Cost of Poor Quality
  • Project Identification and Prioritization
  • Change Management Leadership Skills
  • Organizational Structures for Deployment of Six Sigma
  • Competitive Intelligence and Industry Benchmarks
  • Transitioning Goals/Objectives into Actionable Projects
  • Overcoming Organizational Resistance
  • Using Financial Measures to Analyze Performance

Design for Six Sigma 

  • Pilot Testing New Products/Services
  • Advanced FMEA
  • DFSS – Overview of DMADV and DMADOV
  • DMADV – Define Phase
  • DMADV – Measure Phase
  • DMADV – Analyze Phase
  • DMADV – Design Phase
  • DMADV – Verify Phase

Optimizing Process Efficiency  

  • Applied Value Stream Mapping
  • Kaizen
  • Applied TRIZ
  • Advanced Identification of Capacity Constraints
  • The Basics of Theory of Constraints


  • Force Field Analysis
  • Multivariate Control Charts
  • GAP Analysis
  • Statistical Normality Tests
  • Control Charting Continuous Data
  • Advanced Interpretation of Control Charts
  • Developing a Process Control Plan

Advanced Inferential Statistics

  • Hypothesis Testing for Proportions
  • Multiple Regression
  • Review of Other Advanced Distributions
  • Confidence Intervals and Point Interval Estimates
  • Mann-Whitney Test
  • Mood's Median Test

Design of Experiments

  • Design of Experiments Setup
  • KPIV and KPOV
  • Selecting the Optimal Design
  • Design of Experiments Strategy
  • Screening Designs
  • Fold-Over Design
  • Response Surface Methods
  • Mixture Designs
  • Nested Designs and Difficult to Change Variables
  • Attribute Gage Study and Kappa Statistic
  • Sampling Strategies
  • Use of Replication to Estimate Error
  • DOEs with Two or More Response Variables
  • Developing Optimal Project Metrics
  • Data Mining

Minitab Application 

  • Minitab Statistics
  • Minitab Control Charts for Variables and Attributes
  • Minitab Quality Tools
  • Minitab Graphs
  • Minitab Project Application

Training, Coaching and Development

  • Resource Allocation – Managing Black Belts
  • Decision Making Solutions – Evaluating Alternatives
  • Employee Empowerment and Motivation Techniques
  • Rewards and Recognition

Customers and Suppliers

  • House of Quality
  • Customer Retention and Loyalty
  • Negotiation Techniques
  • Supplier QA and Performance
  • Cultural Issues in Cross-Cultural Deployments of LSS

Industry Leadership and Professionalism

  • Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program
  • ISO 9001
  • The Shingo Prize Model
  • Advanced Presentation Skills
  • Career Path for MBBs Within the Organization
  • Developing and Utilizing a Professional Network

Credit & Tuition

ACE credit recommendation 6 semester hours. Register today and earn 75 PDUs, 7.5 CEUs for $3,495.

Who Should Register?

All individuals with Black Belt training who are looking to cement their leadership and Lean Six Sigma skills, and who wish to create a positive impact on their organization and their own careers. Those who need to meet re-certification requirements for Villanova’s Black Belt certification should also register. Don’t wait – the next 12-week session begins soon!