Six Sigma Master Black Belt 2105
10/19/2020 - 10/23/2020


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is pleased to offer the Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification Program. Master Black Belts are the cornerstone of an organization’s operational excellence, playing a critical role as change agents, trainers, mentors and project leaders. They develop and implement change initiatives and become a necessary member of an organization’s leadership team and its competitive advantage.

The Arizona State University’s Master Black Belt (MBB) program accredited by Ira A.Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU is designed to provide experienced, certified Black Belts the necessary technical knowledge and leadership competencies to become champions of Lean and Six Sigma in today’s complex organizations. We believe the key method to developing new leaders is to encourage freethinking and individual discovery. We present technical tools and leadership competencies that enable participants to solve their own unique problems. The emphasis is on power thinking for new solutions and balancing innovation with the hard science of practical deployment, not on memorizing set solutions.

The program was developed and is taught by award winning ASU faculty and industry experts, and weaves the development of advanced technical expertise with strategic leadership skills. Participants are equipped to meet the challenges of driving quantifiable improvements and successfully leading change in their organizations. They will draw on the extensive practical experience of the instructors, learning how to implement the tools, how to be creative problem solvers and how to work with senior leaders as a strategic partner. 


Participants are required to attend a 5-day intensive on-campus program, followed by completion of a White Paper (maximum of 20 pages). The format of the classroom training is lecture, discussion, actives and presentations including interactive lunch n'learn sessions. The White Paper is a high-level strategic planning document that can be used in the participant’s organization  and will demonstrate the participant's knowledge of key concepts learned in class. The White paper is due approximately 3 months after the on-campus program is completed.  

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 - Canvas, 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 will receive 4.0 continuing education units from Arizona State University.


 In order to be accepted to this program you must:
  • Have three years of experience as a Black Belt,
  • Have three documented projects
  • Register for the course and email your credentials to catalina.monsalve@asu.edu within one week to be reviewed by faculty for the program. 
    • Send a short description of your three projects
    • When and where you were certified as a Black Belt, and
    • A description of your work experience in letter form or a resume

This review process usually takes about one week. We will notify you if you are accepted. If you are not accepted we will refund your fees.


Early-Bird registration is available until March 1, 2019  - $5,000
Regular course fee after  March 1, 2019 - $5,500

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