Master Black Belt Certification

Become a Leader in Operational Excellence as a Certified MBB


Accelerate your career with a Master Black Belt Certification from world class training partners

Together, MoreSteam and The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University offer students access to top educators, researchers, and practitioners in the field. Our joint faculty brings a variety of rich career experiences to focus class discussions on real-world problem-solving and practical application of process improvement concepts.

This program provides the flexibility for you to set your own schedule and to progress at your own pace. Graduates have completed the program in as little as 6 months; others have extended their training over a couple years. You decide the timing of attending the classroom sessions and completing the online courses. We're here to support your success.

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Program Design

For over 20 years, MoreSteam and Fisher College of Business have been teaching Lean and Six Sigma to business leaders. We're proud to partner with Fisher which has consistently ranked among the best undergraduate and graduate business programs across the globe. The MBB curriculum builds on your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt foundation and prepares you to lead complex enterprise-wide projects, develop the technical and process excellence skills of teams, and support organizational transformation at the executive level. Program topics keep you current on trending subject matter such as: Process Modeling and Lean Design, Lean Finance, Advanced Statistics and Data Analytics, Team Leadership, and Change Management. The program content is reviewed throughout the year to ensure it is aligned with current topics important across all industries. A summary of the training and certification requirements are listed below.

Master Black Belt Course Diagram

Program Details

Course length: 28 weeks

Apply anytime to enter the program. Contact us for access to the online application which asks you to describe your prior training and project experience. All candidates must also provide a copy of their Black Belt certification.

Upon registration, you will be enrolled in all online materials and are eligible to select your class sessions. You may complete the online training courses and classroom sessions in any order to best fit your schedule. Please note that candidates are required to have a laptop loaded with the latest version of Minitab before attending the Advanced Statistics class.

Along with completing the coursework, certification consists of three components: post-class exams, external presentation, and review of your project portfolio. Once these requirements are complete, successful certification candidates will receive a certificate as a Certified Master Black Belt issued jointly from MoreSteam and The Ohio State University.

Participants must have certification complete within 18 months.

Master Black Belt Training + Certification

The enrollment fee covers all costs for the courses and materials as well as:

  • 71 hours of eLearning course work
  • 18 Months of access to EngineRoom featuring Process Playground
  • 1-Week In-Person Advanced Statistics & Leadership Workshop with Exam
  • 1-Week In-Person Advanced Lean & Finance Workshop with Exam
  • 1-on-1 Portfolio Project coaching & Presentation Support


Flexible Program Schedule

Workshop Location: Columbus, OH

The Advanced Statistics & Leadership and the Advanced Lean & Finance classes are each offered twice a year and can be taken interchangeably in any order to best fit your schedule.

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eLearning Online Course Work

Design for Lean Six Sigma

46 HRS

Fundamentals of Project Management

15 HRS

MBB Supplement

10 HRS

Advanced Statistics & Leadership

Next Sessions (in-person)

40 HRS

  • February 19-23, 2024
  • September 16-20, 2024

Advanced Lean, Process Modeling, & Finance

Next Sessions (in-person)

40 HRS

  • May 13-17, 2024
  • November 11-15, 2024

Program Benefits

Utilizing blended learning, students will learn online and in the classroom.

Learn from highly qualified instructors from both OSU program faculty and MoreSteam.

Relevant and rigorous curriculum teaching skills in leadership, statistics, lean process modeling and more.

The program features no extra fees and delivers content and instruction at an affordable price.


Course material written by industry experts with years of experience, making this the most comprehensive and beneficial Master Black Belt program available.

The Ohio State University

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Academic Director

Clinical Assistant Professor - Management Sciences


Clinical Assistant Professor - Management & Human Resources


Senior Lecturer - Finance


Abramowitz Memorial Professor

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research


Asst. Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, EY Faculty Fellow - Accounting & Management Information Systems



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Principal Statistician, MoreSteam


Chief Executive Officer


Consultant, Strategic Quality Solutions

Graduate Recommendations

The professors have excellent rhythm and good use of time in the classroom vs. the online training. The class is very well taught and with good knowledge of the subject. They have been crucial in achieving certification and being prepared to deliver results. One year after obtaining my certification, my area has achieved considerable savings of $4.4 million thanks to Lean Projects, and this is just the beginning.

Juan Pablo Lancini

Regional Director, Operational Excellence - Americas

Fresenius Medical Care North America

Where Our Graduates Work:

  • Abbott
  • Abbvie
  • Anhesuser-Busch InBev
  • Bridgestone
  • Cardinal Health
  • CareFusion
  • Daimler Truck
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Ecolab
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Geico
  • Jabil
  • KeyBank
  • Kroger
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Nationwide
  • NetJets
  • RCI Rogers
  • Schneider Electric
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Southwest Airlines
  • SpaceX
  • Tremco
  • USAA
  • USPS

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