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Graduate Certificate in Six Sigma Online Prepare for Black Belt Certification

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Register By: January 01 Classes Start: January 03

Get Ready for Six Sigma Certification

  • $627 per credit for 12 credits
  • Complete in as little as 6 months
  • Boost your career in project management
  • Upskill for the job you want
  • Apply certificate courses to an MS in Project Management
  • Prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam

Graduate Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program Overview

Pursue a coveted certification in the world of quality improvement. The Six Sigma Black Belt Graduate Certificate online program was designed to help you prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.

If you're ready to become a change agent improving an organization's efficiency through project leadership, this program could be a good choice for you. Through a thorough study of Six Sigma principles and the define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) model, this program will help you in gaining the knowledge needed to become a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

The Six Sigma online graduate certificate program is especially beneficial to individuals working in manufacturing and production-oriented industries, as well as consumer-facing roles. This certificate program also lets you apply your Six Sigma graduate coursework toward a Master of Science in Project Management and Operations from SNHU.

Learn how to:

  • Apply basic lean enterprise concepts and be a leader in agency of change
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the define measure, analyze, improve and control phases of project management
  • Assign team member roles and responsibilities in context of team dynamics
  • Ensure efficient processes, implementation and analysis

Career Outlook

Six Sigma is one of the most commonly used quality management methods in the modern business world, and Black Belt certification is a way to show off your expertise. Our online Six Sigma Black Belt graduate certificate program provides the educational knowledge that can help you prepare for Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

In the Six Sigma Black Belt Graduate Certificate program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to help you establish process improvements in quality assurance, systems and process engineering, logistics, supply chain management, operations management and procurement.

These skills are highly sought after by businesses and supply chains and are especially beneficial to professionals in manufacturing, engineering, operations and executive positions. After completing the program, you might explore positions like:

  • General/operations manager. Be in charge of the planning, strategies and policies that help organizations reach their goals in an efficient manner. You'll oversee large strategic initiatives and direct daily business operations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a median annual salary of $100,780 for this role in 2019.1
  • Industrial production manager. Want to work in manufacturing? Coordinate, plan and direct production operations within an organization. You'll put your knowledge of scheduling, budgeting and data analysis to work to streamline the production process. According to the BLS, industrial production managers made a median annual salary of $105,480 in May 2019.1
  • Management analyst: Find ways to increase efficiency in an organization. You'll analyze data to advise managers on how they can improve their businesses by reducing costs and increasing revenue. BLS reports a median annual wage of $85,260 for management analysts as of May 2019.1

Finishing your graduate certificate and earning the distinction as a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt could help give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Not only do these accomplishments qualify your expertise, but they could also signal to employers that you're a hard worker who's serious about professional development.

This program is designed to help you prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam. However, it neither guarantees to help satisfy the eligibility requirements for taking a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam nor ensures a passing grade on a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate

Courses & Curriculum

This graduate certificate will help you become effective in using the DMAIC approach to identify the root causes of process inefficiencies and eliminate them. Your study of this approach to quality management and process improvements will help you develop skills in:

  • Determining the cause of process problems and issues
  • Using statistical tools to measure and analyze deviations from effective processes
  • Taking corrective steps to eliminate issues and improve processes
  • Controlling process deviations to ensure an efficient process and quality outcomes

If you're ready to pursue Six Sigma certification, this graduate certificate program is a great step. Enhance and update your project management skills in these 4 courses:

  • Applied Statistics for Managers. Learn how to use the statistical tools and techniques that will help you make an impact on business process. Using real-world business examples, you'll analyze a multitude of cases in order to prepare you to apply your knowledge in your career.
  • Six Sigma Quality Management. Design and implement quality control and improvement systems. You'll be introduced to modern methods of quality management, statistical quality control quality improvement techniques. You'll also discuss international standards on quality management. Using computer technology, you'll complete case studies.
  • Six Sigma for Black Belt Certification. Designed to help you prepare for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam, this course will introduce advanced concepts in Six Sigma and gain a command for lean project management tools. You'll learn about team management, waste elimination, the DMAIC phases and the Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) approach. Note: This course alone doesn't guarantee to satisfy eligibility requirements for taking a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam, nor does it ensure success on a Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam.
  • Project Management. Study the concepts, tools and practices of project management. You'll learn the managerial process approach to project management, which consists of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. Dive into subjects like scope, time, cost, quality, risk, resources, communications and how to manage projects effectively.

These courses were designed to give you an in-depth understanding of Six Sigma processes in order to help you prepare for Six Sigma certification. Each certification provider has specific requirements to sit for the exam that may not be covered by this program alone. SNHU does not guarantee a passing grade on the Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam as a result of completing this program.

Have you been considering earning a full graduate degree in project management or operations, but aren't sure? This master's-level certificate program can be completed in 6 months, and you can apply the 12 credits toward our master's in project management if you decide to continue your education further.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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