Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification

Fisher College of Business has partnered with MoreSteam.com to present an innovative Master Black Belt development program. 

Program Overview

The program design employs a blended learning model that incorporates world-class instruction delivered in both the classroom and online. The training program covers the Master Black Belt body of knowledge and topics ranging from advanced DOE to Leading Change to Finance for Master Black Belts.

Once you successfully complete the training portion, you become qualified for the Master Black Belt Certification process.

Step 1: Training

Our Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt development program is Blended Learning that integrates:

  • Two (2) one-week sessions of classroom instruction on the campus of The Ohio State University
  • Two weeks of online learning on advanced topics provided by MoreSteam.com.    

The classroom sessions are independent and scheduled on a quarterly basis at OSU, allowing participants to enroll in the program and start the on-campus sessions in any sequence.
Program participants access and complete the online components at their own pace during the intervals between on-campus sessions.  The faculty is provided by Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, MoreSteam.com, and Minitab.

Step 2: Certification

After you complete the training program, you can begin the certification process. This process entails a review of evidence demonstrating your capability and experience as a Master Black Belt. Successful certification candidates receive certification as a Master Black Belt from The Ohio State University.

To be eligible for the certification process, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Certification as a Black Belt from a reputable source
  • Five years of process improvement experience, including three years as a Black Belt
  • Completion of the Master Black Belt training

We will award certification upon satisfactory review of the following:

  • The candidate’s portfolio of project work, which must include at least five projects
  • An oral interview
  • Passing score on the Master Black Belt exam (80%)
  • Evidence of coaching/mentoring experience on ten projects
  • Presentation or publication in an external venue, either in person (such as a conference presentation) or in a written work (such as iSixSigma Magazine or the like)

Program Information

Who Should Attend:

Experienced Lean Six Sigma Black Belts who are prepared to advance their mastery of technical and leadership subjects


April 18-22, 2016     Advanced Stats & Leadership Session

Sept 19 - 23, 2016   Advanced Lean & Finance Session

Nov 14 - 18, 2016     Advanced Stats & Leadership Session

Visit MoreSteam.com for detailed program outline.


The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


The enrollment fee covers all costs for courses and materials, although program participants must have access to a laptop loaded with Minitab 17.


We limit participation in this program to Certified Black Belts. This is a rigorous Master Black Belt program, assuming mastery of the full Black Belt body of knowledge as a foundation.

Many third party training providers and certification programs do not cover the full Black Belt body of knowledge, as we apply it, so please review the body of knowledge to identify and resolve any gaps prior to starting the program.


Fisher College of Business
Jeffery Ford
Prakash Mulchandani
Dan Oglevee

Lars Maaseidvaag
Smita Skrivanek

Eduardo Santiago

Continuing Education Credits:

15 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
15 CPE (Ohio CPA)


*This button will allow you to send your registration request to the program director. Please include information on where and when you received your Black Belt training and certification.

Show View Cancellation, Transfer & Substitution Policy


Cancellations received at least 30 days before the program will receive at 80 percent refund, less the value of any of the e-learning course that has been used.

Program Participants Will Learn

  • Design for Lean Six Sigma
  • Tools for generating creative solutions
  • Fundamentals of project management
  • Advanced statistical tools
  • Leadership and coaching tools and techniques
  • Process modeling
  • Financial analysis


Beth Miller
Program Director
Phone: 614.292.8575
Fax: 614.292.6644
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144