Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Villanova University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
5 months
7085 USD/full
7085 USD/full
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Complete the highest level of Six Sigma training from a University with over a decade of experience educating professionals in the foundations and applications of Six Sigma in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program of Villanova University.

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The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program of Villanova University is designed to help students master skills needed to mentor Black Belt leaders and lead enterprise-wide initiatives. Students will also be taught advanced tools and techniques for efficiently deploying Lean Six Sigma within an organization, and will review the relationship between the industry, customer and supplier.

This course includes a required, simulated project that integrates critical topics into every phase of Six Sigma.

Students who successfully complete the Master Black Belt course are eligible to take the Master Black Belt certification exam, offered 100% online through Villanova, at no extra cost. Students who enroll in the course will receive Villanova’s Master Black Belt Body of Knowledge to help prepare for the exam. Earning the Master Black Belt certification indicates you have mastered the concepts of Six Sigma and have the skills to lead company-wide projects.

Who Should Register?

The Master Black Belt course is designed for Black Belt leaders who aspire to lead strategic Lean Six Sigma deployments and make long-lasting improvements in organizational effectiveness. To be eligible for the Master Black Belt course and certification exam, candidates must complete Villanova’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course as a prerequisite. If a candidate holds a Black Belt credential from another organization, this may be considered as a prerequisite with university approval.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Quality Planning and Deployment
  • Enterprise-Wide Deployment and Management
  • Tactics for Successful Lean Six Sigma Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Select courses for enrollment.
  • Verify course information. This will include a summary with the start date for courses and selected track information.
  • Contact a representative. Contact one of our enrollment services representatives if you are using military benefits or if you have any questions regarding the enrollment process and program offerings.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7085 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7085 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.
  • National

    7085 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7085 USD for the full programme and a duration of 5 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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