Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification

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Program Dates

April 28–September 5, 2025 (April 28–May 2 are in-person)

Program Fee

$5,500.00

Early Registration Fee

$5,000.00

Registration closes April 21, 2025 

*Online registration closes 5 days before the date of the class.

Overview

Want to become an elite leader in process improvement and strategic change? Enroll in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification and elevate your career to the pinnacle of excellence. Gain expertise in Six Sigma methodologies, mentor Black Belts, and spearhead significant transformations across diverse industries. Become the driving force behind organizational success and a distinguished authority in operational excellence.

Course Length
Five days of intensive training followed by four months to complete a White Paper. During this time, participants will have access to additional online courses.

Format
The five day training is held in person and attendance for all five days is required. The white paper is created and submitted online. A graduation ceremony will be held in person and attendance is strongly encouraged but is not required to receive the certification.

What you’ll receive
Participants receive a Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering demonstrating a commitment to professional growth and staying current with industry trends. With this certification you’ll also qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Units (PDU).

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification Program will be undergoing a restructure. At this time, we have paused offering future MBB programs until the updates are complete. If you would like to be notified when a program has been scheduled, please email us at exec-fseonline@asu.edu

 

Empowering Learners for Success

The Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification is a comprehensive program that includes a five day in-person training followed by four months to complete a White Paper. During this course, you’ll learn:

  • Operational Excellence Leadership: Mastery in leading organizational excellence.
  • Advanced Six Sigma Tools: Proficiency in sophisticated Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Strategic Leadership: Capability to align Six Sigma with strategic goals.
  • Change Management: Expertise in driving and managing change effectively.
  • Creative Problem Solving: Developing innovative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Statistical Analysis: Advanced skills in statistical inference and data analysis.
  • Advanced Design of Experiments (DOE): Proficiency in designing and analyzing experiments.
  • Regression Analysis: Advanced techniques in building and interpreting regression models.
  • Process Optimization: Skills in optimizing processes using response surface methods.
  • Forecasting and Time Series Analysis: Proficiency in forecasting and analyzing time series data.

Industry Recognized Credential

As one of the world’s top-ranked engineering schools an ASU Certificate is recognized globally as a premier qualification.

To earn your Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate:

  • All participants All participants must attend the five day intensive training. This training is held in-person at ASU Tempe. 
  • All participants All participants must complete a White Paper (maximum of 20 pages). The white paper is a strategic planning document that can be used in the participant’s organization, addressing questions such as:
    • How is Lean and Six Sigma used in the organization?
    • What are the opportunities for Lean Six SIgma and their associated gaps?
    • How is your role of Master Black Belt defined and what are your responsibilities within the organization?
    • How do you plan to leverage the information learned in the course to improve deployment and impact of Lean and Six Sigma in the organization?

With this certification you’ll also qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) and Professional Development Units (PDU)

Earning a Certificate

Participants are required to attend a 5-day intensive on-campus program, followed by completion of a White Paper (maximum of 20 pages). The White Paper is meant to be a strategic planning document that can be used in the participant’s organization, addressing questions such as:

  • How is Lean and Six Sigma used in the organization?
  • What are the opportunities for Lean Six Sigma and their associated gaps?
  • How is your role of Master Black Belt defined and what are your responsibilities within the organization?
  • How do you plan to leverage the information learned in the course to improve deployment and impact of Lean and Six Sigma in the organization?

A unique aspect to the ASU Master Black Belt program, which supports development of the White Paper as well as your continued learning, is access to five additional online courses. These resource courses, made available through ASU’s online course management system - Blackboard, are:

  1. Lean Green Belt
  2. Design of Experiments
  3. Response Surface Methodology
  4. Design for Six Sigma
  5. Forecasting Time Series Analysis

With the completion of this course, you qualify for 4.0 continuing education units from Arizona State University.

Who Should Enroll

This program is aimed at senior and mid-level level leaders and other professionals certified as Six Sigma Black Belts, with 3+ years of black belt experience and 3+ documented projects.

Pre-requisites

Participants should be well versed in the concepts and methodologies of Six Sigma and have current working knowledge of the Six Sigma statistical tool-set. The following two credentials are required for acceptance into the program:

  • Certification from a project based, Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program
  • Completion of at least three Black Belt level projects using DMAIC

We ask that candidates submit basic credentials for review prior to acceptance into the program.

Instructional Team

The program is crafted by a collaborative team of faculty members, industry professionals, instructional designers, and Lean Six Sigma experts. Various Master Black Belts will participate in the training led by:

  Lisa Custer

Lisa Custer

Lisa has over 25 years of working experience in all aspects of process management and continuous improvement. Her work spans Six Sigma, Lean, Design, Total Productive Maintenance, and Total Quality Management. Prior titles include Principal with Accenture, Director with George Group Consulting, and Director of Quality in the semiconductor industry. She holds a Ph.D. and MSE in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Siva Priya Bommareddy an international student from India living in Tempe, AZ studying both business entrepreneurship and marketing sits with peers on Tempe Campus on April 18, 2022

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