Loyola University Chicago

Executive and Professional Education Center

Housed in the Loyola Business Leadership Hub

Lean Six Sigma

Become a certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt professional.

Companies like Amazon, Motorola and General Electric have found success in implementing the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, a global trend that gives businesses a leading edge over the competition. The five interconnected phases of DMAIC act as a map to improve and sustain new processes. They are: define the problem, measure data, analyze findings, improve processes, and control improvements. Learn to use this approach to eliminate errors and sustain quality improvements until processes at your organization are running at peak performance.

Upon successful completion of each program, participants receive a Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification from the Council for Six Sigma Certification.

Additional Info

  • Analysts, engineers, supervisors, managers, and directors
  • Individuals from organizations that have committed to a lean transformation
  • Individuals from organizations that want to learn more about lean before making the commitment
  • Learn a step-by-step, data-driven approach to making improvements
  • Develop skills to be able to execute a process improvement project at your workplace
  • Acquire business tools to identify waste sources and develop solutions that support employees and satisfy customers
  • Master a phase-based project-management process that creates clear objectives
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification
Tina Agustiady

Tina Agustiady
Adjunct Professor and Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Learn more about Tina


"This course was extremely helpful in refining my quality improvement skills. I use so many of the skills I learned in this course daily in my line of work, and I feel so much better prepared for future work assignments."

Anne Coltman
General Manager, Trinity Health

"This program was an engaging and effective way to obtain a Six Sigma certification while managing work and life responsibilities."

Elizabeth Vosmik
Executive Director, KPMG

Upcoming Green Belt Sessions

Our Green Belt program runs 8 weeks and focuses on DMAIC fundamentals, giving you the tools needed to perform and implement Six Sigma as a certified professional.

Dates: Mar. 5 - Apr. 26, 2023
Frequency: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)
Fee: $2,575 
Registration will open soon

Upcoming Black Belt Sessions

Our Black Belt program runs 16 weeks, beginning with an extensive review of the Six Sigma approach followed by a deeper dive into the five phases of the DMAIC methodology (strong emphasis on change management and sustainability). While Green Belt is not a prequisite for Black Belt, we recommend participants of the Black Belt program have a superior level of statistical skills, at least 3 years of work experience in a related field, and completed at least 1 improvement project. 

Dates: Oct. 1, 2022 - Feb. 1, 2023
Frequency: Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)
Fee: $4,200


Note about in-person courses

Some of our courses are scheduled to be delivered in-person, which assumes that in-person gatherings will be allowed by public health officials at that time. All in-person courses will adhere to social distancing guidelines. In the event that a course cannot meet in-person, it will be delivered online.