RWTH Certificate Course – Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Establish successful improvement projects in your company

With this hands-on Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training, you will become an expert in process improvement and project management in your company. In addition to strategically leading complex improvement projects, you will be empowered to share relevant Six Sigma knowledge within your organization and to coach ongoing projects. You will also familiarize yourself with sophisticated tools of the Six Sigma methodology.

Study format:
Certificate Course
2 x 4 Days
Module 1: September 9 - 12, 2024 | Module 2: November 18 - 21, 2024
Credit Points:
Course fees:
4,950 € incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival & departure
RWTH Executive Certificate

Contents of the Training

The course of the Lean Black Belt training is based on the Six Sigma phases of the DMAIC cycle (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control). The respective Black Belt tools and methods are systematically presented and supported by a continuous practical example.

Modul 1 | Day 1

Modul 1 | Day 2

Modul 1 | Day 3

Modul 1 | Day 4

Modul 2 | Day 5

Modul 2 | Day 6

Modul 2 | Day 7

Modul 2 | Day 8

Course implementation Quality management

Your improvement project

Between the two training blocks, you will carry out an improvement project in your company using the Six Sigma methodology.

The corresponding project idea will be presented in the first training block. In the second block, you will present your results.

Work with the following methods

The DMAIC cycle is a systematic and data-driven methodology used in Six Sigma improvement approaches. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. Each phase represents a step in the process improvement journey, and the cycle is designed to enhance and optimize existing business processes.

DMAIC — Define

DMAIC — Measure

DMAIC — Analyze

DMAIC — Improve

DMAIC — Control

The DMAIC cycle is repetitious, allowing organizations to revisit and refine the process as needed. This structured approach enables teams to systematically address issues, optimize processes, and achieve sustainable improvements in quality and efficiency.

Develop new skills and gain industry-specific knowledge

  • successfully lead and manage complex improvement projects
  • apply sophisticated tools of the extended Six Sigma methodology
  • train employees in Six Sigma methodology and use it to improve processes


Combination offer Lean Six Sigma Green Belt + Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

You do not have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt yet and want to become a Lean Six Sigma expert within one year? Then our combination offer is worthwhile for you - in contrast to two individual courses, you save over 10% of the costs.

Scientific Lead & Lecturers of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Vita of the Scientific Lead

Vitae of the Lecturers

Teaching Institutes & Partner

The Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University conducts both fundamental and industry-oriented research and consulting projects, working to develop innovative and practical solutions to ensure successful business development. Its overarching goal is to address a wide range of production-related issues under one roof, spanning from strategic innovation, production, and quality management to control systems, machinery, manufacturing, and measurement technology.

Since its establishment in 2012, PRS Technology Company has aimed to create a fruitful connection between two realms. On one hand, it draws from the world of cutting-edge research and extensive consulting experience at RWTH Aachen University's WZL. On the other hand, it embraces the diverse and exciting challenges faced by companies in various industries. Thus, PRS serves as an effective interface between industry and academia, consistently generating new insights for both practice and research.

Participation Requirements & Target Group

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training is aimed at all specialists and managers who are responsible for and work on systematic improvement projects in a company. Predominantly, the participants come from the areas of:

  • production
  • quality management
  • corporate development and process management
  • service sector

The prerequisite for participation in this course is proof of an acquired and accredited Six Sigma Green Belt qualification or several years of experience in the implementation of improvement projects using the Six Sigma methodology.

The number of participants is limited to 15 persons in order to ensure an efficient knowledge transfer in the dialog between the participants and lecturers is guaranteed.

Course Overview

2 x 4 Days | 4,950 € (exempted from sales tax)
incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival and departure

  • Target audience: Specialists & Managers with responsibility for systematic improvement projects
  • RWTH Executive Certificate
  • 5% Alumni Discount

Why take the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at RWTH International Academy?

  • You will receive targeted expertise through the specific supervision of expert lecturers with consulting experience from the Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management.
  • This is a hands-on continuing education program at one of the world's top technical universities, and you will gain state-of-the-art knowledge.
  • You gain a high quality educational qualification through a RWTH Aachen qualification. If you book our combined course (Lean Sigma Green Belt + Lean Six Sigma Black Belt), you will receive a 10% discount on both courses.

RWTH Aachen Executive Certificate & Digital Badge

You will receive an officially recognized Executive Certificate "Lean Six Sigma Black Belt" from RWTH Aachen University. The achievements can be credited to other certified courses or further studies, as they are marked with the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS) and contribute fundamentally to your professional development. In addition, you will receive the certificate as a verified digital badge protected and authenticated by the blockchain, which will specifically strengthen your professional portfolio through its unlimited visibility, security and flexibility.

In-house Opportunities

Our in-house training offers a wide range of academic and professional skills tailored to your company's specific challenges and goals. We work closely with you to develop a customized training, compiled from proven teaching methods and the expertise of our qualified lecturers to ensure optimal learning outcomes for your professional development.

Would one of our courses also be of interest to your entire team/company? Contact us: Our team for your team! We will be happy to advise you on the possibility of an in-house course. Give us a call or send us an email – we will tailor your further training to your needs!

Funding Options

If you live/work in Germany, there are a number of government funding opportunities for your continuing education. Financial and time support is offered, for example the

  • individual federal states
    (e.g. through Bildungsscheck or QualiCheck)
  • education premium
  • educational leave
Grant application

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