Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Become a Green Belt Practitioner through SMU

Identify and execute sustainable process improvement projects that drive results and increase your competitive advantage with an online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate from SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE).

What You'll Learn

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  • Lean Six Sigma roles and responsibilities
  • Project selection and planning
  • Identifying root cause
  • Assess and apply tools within each phase of DMAIC
  • How to lead and support a Green Belt project team

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Learn how to define problems, identify performance measures and select and implement effective solutions.

Program Outcomes

Through a project-based learning approach, you’ll learn how to apply core Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to your unique situation and make products, processes and services faster and more efficient. Upon your successful completion of the six-week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program, you will be able to:

  • Identify potential Lean Six Sigma process improvement opportunities

  • Lead a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project through the five phases of DMAIC methodology (define, measure, analyze, improve, control)

  • Understand Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts during the execution of a Green Belt project

  • Analyze data to verify and validate root cause and potential solutions

  • Assist with data collection and analysis for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt projects

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Program Details

Program Duration

6 weeks

Next Start Date

August 5

Program Format

Online Tuesdays 7 - 8 p.m. CT



Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


Professional Development Units (PDUs)


Who should register?

Whether you seek a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt credential to improve your process improvement skill set or to transition into a new career or role, learning how to define and apply core Lean Six Sigma techniques can help reinforce your value.

If you are interested in learning the essentials of Lean Six Sigma and/or aspire to a leadership role, advancing your education through Green Belt training is a good first step.

Why SMU?

  • SMU Continuing and Professional Education has offered noncredit learning programs since 1953.

  • SMU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • Lean Six Sigma programs are taught by industry practitioners who have at least a Black Belt certification designation.

  • Live, instructor-led, virtual Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class sessions are held for one hour each week.

  • Students who successfully complete the program will be issued a digital Lean Six Sigma Green Belt digital badge and certificate through Credly.

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U.S. respondents who completed any level of Six Sigma training earn nearly $12,000 more on average than those without any Six Sigma training.

Source: 2023 ASQ Salary Survey: The Complete Report, December 2023. National long-term projects may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth or salary potential. Certificate program options do not guarantee career or salary outcomes. Students should conduct independent research for specific employment information.

Program Content Summary

Week 1: Lean Six Sigma Introduction

  • Lean Six Sigma Overview and Six Sigma History

  • Lean History and Lean Six Sigma Benefits

  • Lean Six Sigma Roles and Responsibilities

  • Project Selection and Planning

  • Management and Planning Tools

Week 2: Define Phase

  • DMAIC Process Refresh

  • Define Phase Overview

  • Obtaining the Voice of the Business (VOB)

  • Obtaining the Voice of the Customer (VOC), Part 1

  • Obtaining the VOC, Part 2

  • Obtaining the Voice of the Process (VOP)

  • Storyboards and Define Phase Gate Review

  • Team Dynamics

Week 3: Measure Phase

  • Measure Phase Overview

  • Data Fundamentals

  • Process Variation and Descriptive Statistics

  • Data Collection and Sampling

  • Measurement Systems Analysis

  • Process Capability

Week 4: Analyze Phase

  • Analyze Phase Overview

  • Exploratory Data Analysis

  • Identifying Root Cause

  • Hypothesis Testing

  • Correlation and Regression

Week 5: Improve Phase

  • Improve Phase Overview

  • Improvement Approaches

  • Selecting the Best Solutions

  • Risk Identification and Mitigation

  • Solution Deployment

Week 6: Control Phase

  • Control Phase Overview

  • Control Charts

  • Sustaining the Gains

  • Standardized Work and Visual Controls

  • Project Handover and Closure

Required Materials

The Certified SixSigma Green Belt Handbook
ISBN: 978-0873898911


SMU Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Badge

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