Lean Sigma Master Black Belt

Special Purpose Award
QQI Level 9, 30 ECTS Credits
Awarded by Cork Institute of Technology


A certified Lean Sigma Master Black Belt is the go to person for deployment of Lean Sigma systems in the organisation.  They hold a key role within or in support of the management team for business achievement of goals utilising improvement and problem-solving techniques.  They may mentor and educate others in the organisation and determine best practice adaptation within the organisation for Operational and Design success.  MBBs provide everyday leadership to the Lean Sigma effort. MBB’s establishing and maintaining the long term Lean Sigma Environment.

Course Content

  • Creating the Lean Sigma Environment (Site visit)
  • Lean Sigma Analytics (Site visit)
  • Lean Sigma MBB Deployment Research Project
  • Lean Sigma MBB Deployment Application Project

Mentoring and Support

A work-based project is undertaken as part of the course.  Students will receive project support and mentoring.

Online Support

Online resources are provided for students to support classroom learning.

Entry Requirements

Black Belt or equivalent required. Demonstrated experience in leading Lean Sigma Projects.