Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Management: Black Belt

Develop Critical Skills for Leading Teams and Managing Larger Projects


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $5,250

Next start date:

October 8, 2024

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About this Program

Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are professional problem solvers. These experienced practitioners know how to implement, perform, interpret and apply Lean Six Sigma — a combination of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma methodologies — at an advanced level of proficiency. 

This certificate program builds on the principles, tools and methodology of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to position you to lead project teams and manage process improvement initiatives. You’ll learn leadership skills, team dynamics, and how to successfully assign roles and responsibilities to project team members. You’ll explore real-world business challenges and develop strategies for addressing process improvements within your own organization.  

Designed For

Business professionals who want to achieve a higher level of Lean Six Sigma expertise and develop their management skills. Students must have already completed the UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, the UW Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Management: Green Belt or an equivalent program.

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What You'll Learn 

  • How to identify, scope and implement Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects at multiple levels and complexities within an organization
  • Methods for coaching employees to eliminate waste in their daily work
  • How to analyze data to develop and present recommendations or initiatives and build a business case 
  • How to foster a Lean Six Sigma culture and apply leadership and communication skills when working with process improvement teams and sponsors
  • How to develop new Green Belt practitioners and conduct team trainings for small and large groups involved in process improvement projects 

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll individually plan and execute a Lean Six Sigma project within your organization.


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via video conferencing or chat, both in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 12 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.


    Noncredit Program

    You'll earn 12 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this program. Learn more about noncredit options.

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