The 16-week professional certificate is comprised of four courses that are each four weeks long. The last course also includes a process improvement project simulation as a capstone event. Live virtual coaching and review sessions are offered weekly, and the online course includes instructor support. Access to the online courseware is available for 12 months after enrolling, along with a license to the included EngineRoom data analysis software. By completing the four-course series, participants earn a professional certificate from the Kelley School of Business. Participants who score 80% or higher on the cumulative exam will also earn a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Kelley School of Business.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt online course structure
April 8 to July 29, 2024
Duration: 16 weeks
Curriculum aligned with the American Society for Quality
The curriculum of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professional certificate program from the Kelley School is completely aligned with the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Green Belt Body of Knowledge. It also offers the only online courseware that has been reviewed and approved by ASQ.
Offered in partnership with MoreSteam
MoreSteam is a leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and blended learning technology, serving over 50% of the Fortune 500 with a full suite of online courses, data analysis software, discrete event simulation software, online project tracking software, online testing tools, and project simulations and games.
Showcase your new skills with a Lean Six Sigma digital badge
In addition to earning a professional certificate upon completion of this program, you will also earn a digital badge to showcase your skills on platforms like LinkedIn. These credentials show your network the concrete and in-demand skills you earned from taking this Kelley program.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Professional Certificate: Key takeaways
- Our digital badge is for individuals preparing for leadership roles within the operations arena, those desiring to advance their professional development by building process improvement skills and capabilities, or experienced leaders who want to develop firsthand knowledge of process improvement practices.
- By completing this course of study, you will become proficient in all of the basic analytical tools necessary to execute Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects. You will also learn team leadership and project management skills to make you an effective program manager.
Integrated business curriculum
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
Learn about Lean Six Sigma concepts and language and the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for improvement.
Discover a process for selecting improvement projects and tracking those projects, as well as tools to lead teams and manage change.
Voice of the customer
Learn a systematic process to collect voice-of-the-customer information, analyze that information, fully develop customer requirements, and translate those requirements into specifications.
Mapping the process
Explore tools to investigate the process of interest by creating visual maps of process flow, including suppliers, inputs, process, outputs, and customers (SIPOC) maps, process flow charts, value-added flow charts, and value stream maps.
Measurements & basic statistics
Learn about measurement fundamentals, including types of metrics, as well as basic statistical terms and forms of graphical analysis.
Measurement system analysis
Gain tools to collect sample data, evaluate the reliability of those measurements, and establish baseline process performance.
Charting process behavior
Explore statistical process control—a method to evaluate process stability over time, identify process shifts, and differentiate between normal variation and true process changes.
Identifying potential root causes
Discover several tools and methods used to identify potential root causes of a problem of interest. Gain tools to evaluate statistical correlation between process inputs and outputs.
Learn statistical methods to test hypotheses, often used to ascertain whether or not there are real differences between various treatments or processes.
Learn about tools used to implement improvements, including Lean methods to eliminate waste and improve process flow.
Explore the Control phase of a DMAIC project, where ongoing process management becomes the focus after completing the project work.
Capstone: Sherlock Holmes Zombie Hunter Project Simulation Game
Practice new skills with a capstone simulation exercise—a highly interactive simulated DMAIC project game played by teams of participants.
Participants must score 80% or higher on the cumulative exam to earn certification through the Kelley School of Business.
Meet the instructors
Carl Briggs is a clinical professor of operations and decision technologies and codirector of the Business Operations Consulting Workshop at the Kelley School of Business. During his 30 years with the Department of Operations and Decision Technologies at Kelley, he has been recognized for his innovative approach to management education, receiving teaching awards and accolades in the United States, Asia, and the European Union. He currently holds active academic appointments in the United States, Germany, China, and South Korea.
Carl directed Kelley’s Supply Chain Management Academy. His areas of expertise are project management, process improvement, and strategic sourcing—he has trained hundreds of business professionals in areas including project management, process improvement, Lean Six Sigma, value analysis/engineering, supply base rationalization, total cost of ownership, inventory management, and effective contract management.
Though Carl routinely travels around the world teaching, lecturing, and working with corporations in pursuit of supply chain excellence, he enjoys his Bloomington home, which he shares with his wife Annette and their children, Mariah, Ben, and Emily.
Lars Maaseidvaag, PhD
Lars Maaseidvaag, PhD, continues to expand the breadth and depth of the MoreSteam curriculum by integrating the learning of Lean tools and concepts with advanced process modeling methods. Lars led the development of Process Playground, a web-based discrete event simulation program. Before coming to MoreSteam in 2009, he was the curriculum director for Accenture/George Group. He has also worked in operations research and management consulting.
Lars received a PhD in operations research from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to his PhD, Lars earned an MS in operations research and industrial engineering as well as an MBA from The University of Texas in Austin.
About our technology partner
MoreSteam is a leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and blended learning technology, serving over 50% of the Fortune 500 with a full suite of Lean Six Sigma e-Learning courses, data analysis software, discrete event simulation software, online project tracking software, online testing tools, and project simulations and games. MoreSteam was the first firm to offer the complete Lean Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum online, and MoreSteam’s courses have been reviewed and approved by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
MoreSteam has trained over 600,000 process improvement professionals for over 2,500 corporate clients around the world, including these firms: Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, AB-InBev, Bayer, Bridgestone-Firestone, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, City of Detroit, Disney, Engress+Hauser, Ernst & Young, Eli Lilly, GE, Google, Honeywell, HP, IBM, Lockheed-Martin, Merck, Nationwide Insurance, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, US Navy, PPG, Rolls-Royce, Shell Oil, Vertiv, Wells Fargo, West Pharmaceuticals, and Uber.