Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified (LSSMBB)™
The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification, developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute, is designed to give the student a solid understanding of how to lead multiple Six Sigma teams to success.
Master Black Belts typically devote 100% of their time to Six Sigma. They primarily focus on Six Sigma project execution, leading, and supervision of Black Belts who are working on separate projects.
NOTE: Before taking this program
It is strongly recommended that you hold a valid Six Sigma Black Belt certification (SSBBP, LBBP, LBBH, BBHR, LBBIT, SSBBG) through the Management and Strategy Institute or have the equivalent training or experience from another organization. You should have a solid understanding of Six Sigma Black Belt principles before attempting this program. This program does not include training material for lower belt-levels and assumes you have knowledge at a Six Sigma Black belt level.
Why choose the Management and Strategy Institute?
- FREE training material included with all certifications
- Affordable and Respected
- Flexible: Training and exam done 100% online
- Competency based: Take the exam as soon as you're ready
- Members nationwide working for top companies
- Professional certificate mailed to you after you pass exam [example]
Frequently asked questions:
Is the Master Black Belt Certification Test Difficult?
To function at a high level within Six Sigma it is important for Master Black Belts to have a solid understanding of the related principles. This test is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test. The training material included with this certification is designed specifically to help you prepare for the exam. There are several additional books we also recommend in our Course Of Study document.
This certification requires that you pass two tests:
- Test #1: Timed, 120 minutes. Approximately 50 questions
- Test #2: Timed, 150 minutes. Approximately 70 questions
How in-depth is the training?
The Six Sigma Master Black Belt course, by definition, is a high-level certification. It is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of Six Sigma team leadership. It does not require a project to complete. This professional development course was designed to teach someone who is already certified, or has experience working as a Six Sigma Black Belt, the skills needed to function as a Master Black Belt on a Six Sigma team.
How long is the training course?
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you're ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Is there an additional study guide I can order?
Yes, MSI offers the "Six Sigma Black Belt Core Concepts Guide" for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use. Remember, this book is not required since digital study material is included for free with your purchase. This book can be ordered here.
Is the test proctored?
No, the test for the Six Sigma Master Black Belt course is not proctored at this time. You must complete and pass two exams to receive your certification. Both tests are timed. The first test allows 120 minutes, the second test allows 150 minutes. You may take the test online, from home or work whenever you are ready.
What will I receive after I pass the test?
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing. [View Example]
Professional Competency Units (PCU):
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 45 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
How would I list this certification on my resume?
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
- Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB)™
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
Training Material & Certification Test
1) Strategic Organizational Leadership:
2) Project Management:
3) Voice of the Customer:
4) Gage R&R:
5) Root Cause Analysis:
6) Value Streams:
7) Design of Experiments (DoE):
8) Poka Yoke:
9) Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA):
10) Hoshin Kanri:
12) Push vs. Pull:
13) Statistical Process Control:
14) Theory of Constraints:
15) 5S and Visual Controls: