Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate program prepares students with the knowledge and tools that they can use to lead quality improvement initiatives in companies, thereby, reducing waste and becoming more efficient. These efforts have allowed companies to become more competitive and successfully compete in global markets.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of The University of Texas at Tyler, admission to the certificate program is contingent upon favorable review by the graduate committee. Admission to the certificate program requires the submission of a portfolio consisting of the following information.

  1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Original transcripts
  3. Three (3) reference letters that support the applicant's suitability for graduate studies.
  4. The admission process is complete when (a) the applicant has been notified in writing of acceptance to the certificate program and (b) a certificate plan of study has been signed by the student and the coordinator of graduate programs.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater. Upon successful completion of approved 15 semester credit hours, students will be awarded a certificate. Credits earned in fulfillment of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program may be applied to other graduate degrees in the College of Business and Technology. All other graduate degree regulations and policies are applicable to the certificate program.

Curriculum (15 hours total)

The following five courses must be completed with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. In addition, a student must pass a comprehensive exam pertaining to the lean six sigma black belt curriculum.

Required Courses

TECH 5310Six Sigma Quality

TECH 5320Total Quality Management

TECH 5335Lean Management

TECH 5366Value Stream Management

TECH 5390Advanced Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Techniques