The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Operations Excellence

Haslam College of Business

Green/Black/Master Black Belt Certification

Process knowledge is what leads to smart business decisions—but if you want to reap the benefits of statistical tools, it’s crucial that you collect the right data. In our experience, many “expert” theories based on individual experience, benchmarking, and expert opinion don’t hold up through changes in time and condition. Instead, you have to be willing to develop new tools to discover new information and investigate theories on cause-and-effect relationships.

The University of Tennessee, Office of Graduate & Executive Education offers Green Belt Certification, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and Master Black Belt Certification.

Green Belt Certification

Candidates for Green Belt Certification will complete a Lean course (one week) that is pertinent to his/her business sector. The follow courses are options:

Following completion of the coursework, the Green Belt candidate will choose a project that aligned with his/her organization’s strategic initiatives and is designed to return significant ROI to the organization. UT faculty mentoring is provided throughout the project. Duration of Green Belt projects typically range from 3 to 6 months. Upon successful completion, the candidate will receive a University of Tennessee Green Belt Certification.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Candidates for our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification will complete not only a one-week Lean course, but also our Black Belt Certification Program (two weeks, non-consecutive). This course is designed to equip individuals with the skills to improve organizational performance by effectively acquiring and interpreting data and generating management action based on the insights gained.

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Master Black Belt Certification

For LSS Black Belts, we also offer customized Master Black Belt Certification. For more information, please call (865) 974-5001.

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Graduate & Executive Education ~ 504 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4150
Phone:+1 (865) 974-5001 ~ Fax: +1 (865) 974-4989 ~


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