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Earn Master Black Belt Certification and Lead Organizational Change Efforts

Next Available Course Starts July 1 

Learn advanced Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to increase cost savings, improve performance and build a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.

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Earning the Master Black Belt certification indicates you have mastered the concepts of Six Sigma and have the skills to lead company-wide projects.


*ASQ, Quality Progress Salary Survey 2018, on the internet at (accessed October 8, 2019). Salary by highest level of Six Sigma training for U.S. and Canadian respondents.

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Certificate and degree program options do not guarantee career or salary outcomes. Students should conduct independent research for specific employment information.

Average annual salary of full-time

Six Sigma Master Black Belts

Course Details

Master Black Belt students will be taught how to master the interpersonal and professional skills needed to mentor Black Belt leaders and efficiently develop Lean Six Sigma within an organization. Advanced topics include design of experiments, design for Six Sigma, the relationship between customers and suppliers, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), strategic quality planning, cost of quality and process capability. 

What you will learn:

Developing and deploying quality plans

Optimizing process efficiency

Advanced inferential statistics

Tools for data and financial measuring

Enterprise-wide deployment project tools

Tools for inferential statistics including modeling and process control

Project implementation and execution tactics

Interpersonal and professional skill development to support efforts

This course includes a required, simulated project that integrates critical topics into every phase of Six Sigma and helps prepare you to successfully apply its tools and techniques in your organization.

As a Master Black Belt, you are able to motivate more people and are seen as an internal consultant. High level leaders and stakeholders will come to you for advice and guidance. You will be able to utilize your data analytical skills to drive them toward making the right decisions that can be backed up with statistics.”

- Tina Agustiady, CLSSMBB

Villanova University Lean Six Sigma Faculty

Who Should Enroll?

The Master Black Belt course is designed for Black Belt leaders who aspire to lead strategic Lean Six Sigma deployments and make long-lasting improvements in organizational effectiveness.

To be eligible for the Master Black Belt course and certification exam, candidates must complete Villanova’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course as a prerequisite. If a candidate holds a Black Belt credential from another organization, this may be considered as a prerequisite with University approval.

The Online Classroom

The 100% online Master Black Belt course is designed to maximize your interaction and collaboration with your classmates and instructors. Build your professional network through an interactive online learning environment that fosters peer-to-peer learning and learn from the different perspectives of professionals in a variety of fields. 

Military Savings

Villanova offers a 15% savings, per certificate course, to active-duty servicemembers, veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their spouses and dependents (upon verification of military status). 

This reduction is valid off the standard tuition fee rate of the listed courses offered by Villanova University with online administration by Bisk. 

This reduction is not stackable with other reductions, and you may not use this reduction in conjunction with other reductions. Reduction is based on eligibility requirements and proof of service.

Group and Corporate Rates are Available


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Why Villanova University?

By selecting Villanova University, you will receive the highest quality education, delivered by industry practitioners that are experienced in their fields.

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