At the Kelley School of Business, you’ll experience a complete Green Belt curriculum designed to meet the most rigorous standards, the highest quality learning content available anywhere, and a world-class blended learning model representing the best marriage of technology with coaching and facilitation.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Format: Digital Badge comprised of four courses that are each four weeks long (16 weeks total). The last course will also include a process improvement project simulation as a capstone event. Live virtual coaching and review sessions will be offered weekly, and the online course includes instructor support. Access to the online courseware will be provided for 12 months, along with a license to EngineRoom data analysis software, which is included. By completing the four-course series, participants will earn a digital badge 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.
Curriculum aligned with the American Society for Quality
The curriculum of this Executive Education 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. Upon successful completion of the certificate program and a score of 80% or greater on the cumulative exam, participants will receive Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Kelley School of Business.
Spring: February 6 - May 21, 2024
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.
Cost and payment options
- Pricing: $4,250
- Pricing includes certification exam. Additional project coaching in a one-on-one setting can be added to the program for a fee.
- Flexible payment options: See options and discounts listed below.
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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.
Project Initiation. 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.
Testing Hypotheses. Learn statistical methods to test hypotheses, often used to ascertain whether or not there are real differences between various treatments or processes.
Improvement. Learn about tools used to implement improvements, including Lean methods to eliminate waste and improve process flow.
Control. 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.
Certification Exam. Participants must score 80% or higher on the cumulative exam to earn certification through the Kelley School of Business.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Online Certificate: Key takeaways
Is this online digital badge right for you?
- 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. Participants who successfully complete the four-course series and score 80% or higher on the cumulative exam will receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 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. During his 30 years with the Department of Operations and Decision Technologies at the Kelley School of Business, 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.