Operational Excellence
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification

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

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.

  • Training

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

    • Two one-week sessions of classroom instruction - one week on the campus of The Ohio State University, one week at MoreSteam headquarters
    • 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 and MoreSteam.com.

  • 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 in Six Sigma Magazine or the like)
  • Faculty

    Fisher College of Business:

    • Mark Sullivan - Senior Lecturer, Management and Human Resources
    • Larry Inks - Clinical Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources
    • Dan Olgevee - Senior Lecturer, Finance
    • Cynthia Turner - Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, EY Faculty Fellow




The Fawcett Center 

Advanced Statistics & Leadership Session

September 11-15, 2023

40 hours in-person at the Fawcett Center

Advanced Lean, Process Modeling & Finance Session

November 13-17, 2023

40 hours in-person at MoreSteam Headquarters

Visit MoreSteam.com for detailed program outline.

COST: $13,500.00
The enrollment fee covers all costs for courses and materials
PREREQUISITES: Certified Black Belt
CECs: 15 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
15 CPE (Ohio CPA)
REGISTER: Please email Stephanie Medors (medors.15@osu.eduto request registration. Please include information on where and when you received your Black Belt training and certification.


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

For information or questions regarding registration, please contact Stephanie Medors at medors.15@osu.edu or at 614-292-7553.