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Master Black Belt Certification

Course Overview
This course introduces the fundamental Lean Six Sigma principles that promote continuous improvement approaches for industry, government and other organizations. Lean  is focused on the creation of value through the reduction and/or elimination of waste.  The basic principles have been applied to a wide range of organizations and sectors to improve quality, productivity, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, time-to-market and financial performance.

Master Black Belts are change agents who lead Lean Six Sigma projects at an enterprise level. Their efforts include deployment, training, coaching, mentoring, and providing technical support to Green Belts and Black Belts.  NC State‚Äôs Master Black Belt (MBB) Certification Program provides a structured path for achieving your MBB certification with an emphasis on in-depth learning of statistics and leadership skills.


You must have received a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification prior to enrolling in the Master Black Belt course.

MBB Certification Program topics: 

  • Advanced DOE and Advanced Control
  • Advanced Design of Experiments
  • Data Analysis using Advanced Experimental Designs
  • Advanced Control Charts
  • Design for Six Sigma and Simulations
  • DMADV Process
  • QFD
  • Monte Carlo Simulations for Risk Analysis
  • Process Simulation
  • Error Proofing and Advanced Lean
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Problem Solving
  • Solution/Priority Matrix
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Lean Measures
  • 5S
  • Kanban
  • TPM
  • Nonparametrics and Logistic Regression
  • Nonnormal Data Analysis
  • Logistic Regression for Categorical Data Analysis
  • Program Deployment and Advanced VOC
  • Deployment
  • Dashboards and Scorecards
  • Project Selection
  • Team Selection
  • Survey Design
  • Survey Data Analysis
  • What you will learn during the MBB Certification Program:

The roles and responsibilities of a Master Black Belt:

  • How to facilitate Lean Six Sigma teams
  • How to apply diverse learning styles during instruction
  • How to use logistic regression in categorical data analysis
  • How to effectively deploy a process improvement program in your organization
  • How to create balanced scorecards and dashboard metrics for your organization
  • How to apply advanced experimental designs in your organization
  • How to analyze data using advanced experimental designs
  • How to analyze nonparametric (nonnormal) data
  • How to assess the financial impact of Lean Six Sigma projects


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