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Fisher College of Business

Lean six Sigma Green Belt Certification

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About the course

Fisher College of Business presents Six Sigma training designed as the most time-sensitive, value-driven program in existence. Total Quality Management principles identify and eliminate operations inefficiencies in each and every process of a company’s product or service.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training uses time-tested processes to enable your company to increase profits, strengthen market share and improve customer satisfaction.

If you're unsure whether you'd like to pursue a Green Belt or Black Belt, view our comparison chart to see how they're different from one another.

The program includes three parts:

Interactive Conference Calls

Attend 6 faculty-led, interactive conference calls which will begin 12 weeks prior to on-campus program. Assignments will be given to complete between calls to prepare you for the on-campus portion.

On-Campus Session

Instructor-led on-campus classroom session (4 days). Classroom instruction provides the opportunity to apply knowledge through hands-on activities. Duration of this phase is 4 days, Monday through Thursday.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

The Green Belt certification process includes:

  • Successful completion of a comprehensive 2-hour computer-based exam. Score of 80 percent or higher is required.
  • One Green Belt project review that includes phone and email interaction with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt coach.
  • A project charter must be submitted prior to the on-campus session. The early submission is to establish that the project has the necessary scope to demonstrate learning, and to deliver significant bottom-line results. It may be acceptable to combine the elements of two different projects with smaller scopes in order to meet the skill demonstration requirements.
  • Complete project documentation must be provided. Sensitive data can be modified in the interest of confidentiality.
  • Candidates should plan to complete the project process within 6 months of completing the exam.
  • The Fisher College of Business Review Board will provide final approval and award certification.

Program participants will learn:

  • Lead teams in applying the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology to attack waste
  • Prioritize improvement activities for greatest organizational impact
  • Define improvement projects to satisfy customer requirements and reduce variability
  • Measure inputs and outputs to provide meaningful data
  • Analyze data to identify the root cause of variability
  • Control the process to prevent backsliding and consolidate the gains
  • Analyze quality cost
  • Improve the process to reduce variability

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