Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt

Join the elites with a Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt with an optional Six Sigma Specialization.

What is Lean? Put simply, Lean methodology is a powerhouse strategy for ensuring consistent quality and eliminating obstacles in process flows. It’s a surefire way of eliminating waste and streamlining processes.


Our one-of-a-kind Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt equips you with the Lean tools, techniques, and strategies to drive continuous improvement and maximize efficiency. Take the program as a whole to gain a full Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt and reach the pinnacle of expertise in Lean methodology and process improvement. For leaders wanting to brush up or gain insight into specific parts of Lean, the Masters Certificate is broken into individual belts, so you can pick and choose the ones you need.


As the cherry on top, take optional asynchronous modules in Six Sigma and enhance your credentials to a Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt – Six Sigma Specialization. With Six Sigma, participants can reduce variation in processes and achieve consistent and predictable outcomes.

Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt

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Fees: $9,950
Length: 8 days of study and 1 day of eLearning over 3 months
Next Session: October 1, 2024 to
December 4, 2024
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Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt

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Lean Black Belt & Six Sigma

Unlock the secrets of efficiency, optimization, and process improvement with this unique Masters Certificate program. Designed for forward-thinking leaders eager to streamline processes, our program offers a deep dive into the tools, techniques, and strategies that have revolutionized industries.

Why Lean Methodology?

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, organizations must continuously strive for excellence and efficiency. Lean provides a proven framework for achieving operational excellence by eliminating waste, maximizing efficiency, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Choose Between Two Pathways

Sure, you’d like to master Lean and Six Sigma, but you’re a busy professional with a packed schedule. No problem. Choose from two different program pathways based on your availability and needs.

In the first path, take the Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt in full, progressing through the White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt modules to reach the peak of expertise in Lean methodology and process improvement.

In the second path, complement your Lean expertise, further solidify your credentials and expand your skill set with a Six Sigma Specialization. Complete optional asynchronous modules at an additional cost, and perfect the art of reducing variation in processes and achieving consistent and predictable outcomes. Completion of this second path means enhancing your credential to a Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt – Six Sigma Specialization.

By combining both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, you’ll be well-equipped to optimize processes for both efficiency and quality, making you a versatile and highly sought-after professional capable of driving significant improvements in organizational performance, efficiency, and quality.

Taught by highly experienced instructors at a world-renowned business school, Schulich ExecEd’s Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt is Canada’s most comprehensive program, offering theory and hands-on application of the skills necessary for Lean mastery.

Supplement In-Class Instruction

To supplement in-class instruction, participants will apply program learnings and insights to coursework and readings outside the classroom.

DISCLAIMER: Schulich ExecEd requires a non-refundable deposit from all students as part of the enrolment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% deposit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our advisors for assistance.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Project Management
Process Improvement
Organizing Teams & Resources
Change Management
Leadership Skills
Critical Thinking
Communication Skills

6 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This Masters Certificate program packs all the skills of Lean in just 1 day of eLearning and 8 days of study over 3 months. Or, you can take the modules you need alone to gain insights into specific parts of the Lean methodology.

Optional Six Sigma Specialization

Pair your Lean mastery with an optional Specialization in Six Sigma. Through asynchronous modules, reduce variation in processes, achieve consistent and predictable outcomes and complement your Lean mastery, achieving a Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt - Six Sigma Specialization.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich ExecEd instructors with extensive real-world experience of LSS, who are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

As you progress through the program, from White Belt to Black Belt, you’ll learn how to approach efficiency and waste management challenges by collaborating with like-minded peers and analyzing numbers for best solutions.

Build A Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from peers across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Mid-Career Leaders

Individuals in leadership roles across virtually every industry, functional role and responsibility—including operations and coordination—will prove their Lean Six Sigma expertise and develop practical techniques to significantly reduce organizational waste, drive continuous improvement and process excellence. Alumni of the program are poised to level up their careers and achieve more senior positions.

What Difference Will You Make?

“I started to implement a Lean Six Sigma project in my company while I was taking this training and the original outcome is $300K in costs reductions. I strongly recommend this program for all companies and individuals seeking excellence.”

- H. Foppoli Engineering Manager, Northbridge Consultant

Program Overview

  • Dive into Lean principles and methods with our intensive module designed for leaders seeking to revolutionize their approach to process-related challenges.


    Gain a comprehensive understanding of Lean fundamentals, explore its dynamic role in the contemporary business landscape, and discover impactful Lean strategies. Through immersive sessions on PDCA and DMAIC project methodology, unravel the eight sources of organizational waste and master Lean tools for banishing inefficiencies.


    Click here to register for the Lean Six Sigma White Belt, only.

  • Prerequisite: Lean Six Sigma White Belt


    Take this module alone or as part of the full Masters Certificate. Champion continuous improvement and gain the skills to apply fundamental quality tools in your everyday workplace. This dynamic module empowers you to identify improvement opportunities and actively support improvement in your organization. Use Lean principles and methodologies to define and resolve challenges with newfound confidence, elevate your impact and be a catalyst for positive change in your organization.

  • Prerequisite: Lean Yellow Belt


    Step into the realm of Lean excellence with our specialized Lean Green Belt module; take this module alone or as part of the full Masters Certificate. Equip yourself with the tools to identify and eliminate non-value-added activities in your operational and service processes. Join the ranks of Lean experts and champion Lean principles within your organization, seizing the opportunity to propel your team towards enhanced efficiency, effectiveness, and agility in meeting customer needs. Unleash the power of proven problem-solving methodologies, and watch as your organization rapidly and effectively achieves its goals.


  • Prerequisite: Lean Green Belt


    Level up your expertise with our Black Belt module; take this module alone or as part of the full Masters Certificate. Dive into high-impact, instructor-led material that goes beyond theory to deliver hands-on simulation exercises. This immersive experience reinforces Lean principles and introduces basic Lean Six Sigma concepts, instilling a holistic approach to process analysis, management, and improvement. Cultivate self-sufficiency within the organization and emerge as an empowered leader, ready to drive transformative change.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of the Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt program.


    Take optional, asynchronous modules at an additional cost and receive a Six Sigma Specialization to complement your Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt. Emphasize the importance of customer satisfaction, learn defect prevention techniques and ensure products and services meet or exceed customer expectations. With mastery in both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, you’ll enhance your credential to a Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt – Six Sigma Specialization and better equip yourself to drive sustainable improvement initiatives that deliver long-term value to your organization.


    Participants of this optional Six Sigma Specialization also receive a free 30-day trial key from the ProcessMA statistic software, with the option of purchasing a perpetual license.

  • Fall 2024 Dates Time
    Lean Yellow Belt (Prerequisite: White Belt) 10/1/2024 - 10/9/2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Lean Six Sigma White Belt 10/1/2024 - 10/1/2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Lean Green Belt 10/22/2024 - 10/30/2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Lean Black Belt 11/12/2024 - 12/4/2024 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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What You Get

After completing the Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Participants who’ve completed the optional Six Sigma Specialization will receive a Masters Certificate in Lean Black Belt – Six Sigma Specialization to showcase their mastery in both Lean and Six Sigma.

Masters Certificate

Awarded when a series of more extensive programs are completed and a greater skill set achieved.

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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