Fisher College of Business has partnered with 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 theMaster 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 on the campus of The Ohio State University
    • Two weeks of online learning on advanced topics provided by


    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

  • 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:



The Fawcett CenterFisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall


Advanced Lean & Finance Sessions
March 11-15, 2019
September 16-20, 2019

Advanced Stats & Leadership Session
May 13-17, 2019
November 4-8, 2019

Visit for detailed program outline.

COST: $12,000.00 
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 Beth Miller
to 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

If you'd like to discuss your educational options and need assistance in determining the best fit for you, please contact Beth Miller at or at 614-292-8575.