Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Arizona State University, with faculty in Industrial Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Committee on Statistics, offers an online Six Sigma Black Belt certification program. This program allows professionals to pursue training in six sigma black belt techniques and implementation to obtain professional certification. The program is delivered over the Internet through video streamed lectures available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This convenient format provides the flexible format necessary for busy professionals.

The Industrial Engineering program at Arizona State University (ASU) is among the top 16 programs in the nation, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The online Six Sigma Black Belt program is taught by the top faculty in industrial statistics in the world. ASU faculty and industry leaders, who have successfully deployed six sigma transformations for many years, bring methods, leadership and deployment strategies into the curriculum.

Students have the option to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for academic graduate credit.


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Instructing Faculty

Douglas Montgomery

Dr. Douglas Montgomery, Six Sgima, Master Black Belt, Arizona State University

Regents Professor
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

George Runger

George Runger Arizona State University

School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Program Scope
Program Objectives

The objectives of the Six Sigma Black Belt program are: 

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the DMAIC process and the tools used to achieve effective process and product improvement
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Understand how lean principles and design for six sigma fit into the overall task of product and process improvement
Program Topics

Topics covered in the Six Sigma Black Belt program are:

  • Basic design of experiments and analysis of the data.
  • Basic and advanced charts and special applications such as multiple stream processes.
  • Empirical models for relating an observed response to one or more predictor or regressor variables.
  • Project selection and management, team facilitation/leadership, and an introduction to design for six sigma and lean principles.
Program Format

The twenty-four week course has a start date, end date, and project deliverables due to keep you on track. There are periodic project updates at regular intervals. The lectures are delivered online and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  There are four topics in the program: Design of Experiments, Advanced Quality Control, Regression Analysis, and Six Sigma Methodology. Each topic provides between 22-32 hours of lectures. The syllabus outlines the reading, lectures and activities each week to keep you progressing through the program. Since this program is asynchronous, login at any convenient time to view the lectures. 

A course moderator is provided to support and facilitate the program with coaching and advising for each student.

Students will be required to complete a Six Sigma Black Belt project and submit the project to their course moderator within 60 days after completing the training. 

Course Syllabus

For more information, view the course syllabus.