Lean Six Sigma

Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt focuses on mastery of Lean Six Sigma theory, strategies, and advanced tools and techniques through in-depth application and analysis, thereby enhancing professional expertise to implement and lead complex projects, and the skills to teach and mentor others. The focus of the Black Belt course is on in-depth coverage of topics including, but not limited to: value stream mapping, advanced statistical theory, design of experiments, advanced design for six sigma (DFSS), project management for large projects, coaching and mentoring teams for process improvement, advanced hypothesis testing, history and theory of quality, advanced lean theory and tools, implementation of LSS in an organization, and use of advanced Minitab features. Participants must complete a project to meet the Certificate of Completion: Black Belt issued by the University.

Class size for this intensive, seminar-type course is limited to 10 and is targeted to individuals who have completed the Washburn University Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt course or, if having completed a similar program, will be required to read the “Business Improvement Guide” developed by Crimson Corporation prior to the course. The class format is two clusters of three-day sessions with additional individual and group readings, activities, and consultations.  

The class format is three clusters of two-day sessions approximately every three weeks with additional individual and group readings, activities, and consultantions.  In addition to the course work, participants will work on their project which is to be conpleted within three months of the final class session.  One-on-one consultation is provided during this time to help with projects and provide coaching on the course materials.  Written course materials are provided; participants must project their own Minitab 17 Statistical Software.

The standard cost of the course is $2,310. See Fees and Payments for additional information about discounts and other fees.