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Master Black Belt - ONLINE

The Master Black Belt [MBB] program is open to candidates who hold a Six Sigma Black Belt certification, have worked as a Black Belt for at least two years, and have completed at least five Six Sigma projects.

The rigorous MBB curriculum requires four core courses and three electives. These courses are aligned with the ASQ MBB body of Knowledge. Each 6-week course will be offered online, and will incorporate voice-over presentations, discussion boards, and five live web meetings led by the instructor.

Prerequisites: Six Sigma Black Belt certification, worked as a Black Belt for at least two years, and have completed at least five Six Sigma projects.

Required Core Courses:

  1. Six Sigma Leadership
  2. Six Sigma Project Management
  3. Six Sigma Training Design and Delivery
  4. Six Sigma Mentoring and Coaching

Elective Courses (choose 3):

  1. Lean Methodology
  2. Advanced DoE and Response Surface Methods
  3. Advanced Statistical Process Control
  4. Advanced Regression Analysis
  5. Advanced Statistical Techniques

Course Descriptions

Required Core Courses
  1. Six Sigma Leadership
    In this course, a deeper knowledge of Six Sigma Methodologies will be gained as various deployment models are reviewed. The role of a leader will be discussed and students will have an opportunity to develop their own leadership style. The student will gain understanding in the area of strategic and tactical thinking through the development and alignment of various planning tools.

    13SC3300 Sep 4-Oct 11 (Virtual meetings on Tues or Thur)

  2. Six Sigma Project Management
    This course will focus on all aspects of Project Management. Analysis tools to evaluate risks and opportunities will be introduced. Students will gain a deeper understanding of project prioritization, execution and management of Six Sigma projects, as well as the importance of financial metrics and communication techniques to enhance organizational commitment.

    13FC3300 Nov 6-Dec 11 (Virtual meetings on Tues or Thur)

  3. Six Sigma Training Design and Delivery
    This interactive course will provide the MBB with necessary background in adult learning theory, needs assessment and training design The advantages and disadvantages of various training delivery methods will also be explored. Students will apply the theory presented by developing and delivering training modules on Six Sigma topics, and will share best practices for Six Sigma training.

    13WC3300 Feb 5-Mar 14, 2013 (Virtual meetings on Tues or Thur)

  4. Six Sigma Mentoring and Coaching
    MBBs are responsible for mentoring champions, change agents, executives, Black Belts, Green Belts as well as non-belt employees This course will expand on the basic of Six Sigma Leadership and introduce team dynamics. Various real world scenarios will be presented with the opportunity for the students to gain feedback and enhance their mentoring and coaching skills.

    13WC3301 Feb 5-Mar 14, 2013 (Virtual meetings on Tues or Thur)

Elective Courses (Choose 3)
  1. Lean Methodology
    This course will use lecture and case studies to present the five principles of Lean, the use of lean tools, and the implementation of lean throughout an organization. Students will learn how Lean can be combined with Six Sigma to reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction, quality and bottom line results. (To be offered in May, 2013; please call 678.915.7240 for dates.)

  2. Advanced DoE and Response Surface Methods
    This rigorous course will cover factorial and fractional factorial designs. blocking and confounding, alphabetic optimality, response surface methods and process optimization, mixture designs, split-plot designs and robust design methods. Topics will be presented through lecture and Minitab demonstrations.  Minitab version 16 is required for this course.

    13SC3301 Sep 4-Oct 11 (Virtual meetings on Tues or Thur)

  3. Advanced Statistical Process Control
    In this course, attribute and variables measurement systems will be studies, as well as more advanced SPC charts such as EWMA, CuSum and DNOM for short production runs. Multivariate control charting and capability measures with confidence intervals will also be presented. The course format will include lecture and Minitab demonstrations.  Minitab version 16 is required for this course. (To be offered in May, 2013; please call 678.915.7240 for dates.)

  4. Advanced Regression Analysis
    This fast-paced course will use lecture and Minitab demonstrations to cover simple and multiple linear regression theory and modeling techniques and model diagnostics for outliers, influence, high leverage and multi-collinearity. Logistic regression for binary responses is covered, and well as time series modeling. Minitab version 16 is required for this course.

    13FC3301 Nov 6-Dec 11 (Virtual meetings on Tues or Thur) NOTE: Class will meet on Mon and Tue the week of Thanksgiving.

  5. Advanced Statistical Techniques
    This course covers advanced statistical topics important for Six Sigma analysis. Bootstrapping, categorical data analysis, nonparametric techniques, simulation, linear optimization and reliability models will be covered. Minitab statistical software version 16 is required for this course. (To be offered in May, 2013; please call 678.915.7240 for dates.)


 

 

 

 

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