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Earn a TUM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

Professional Certificate in
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification: Sustainability Project

What you will learn

  • To understand the logic and methodology of Six Sigma and the principles of Lean Management
  • To apply the qualitative and quantitative tools of Lean Six Sigma
  • To apply Lean Six Sigma fundamentals in an individual, standardized project
  • To identify, implement, and evaluate suitable Lean Six Sigma projects in organisations

Learn how to drive quality and productivity projects by mastering the methods, tools and principles of Lean Six Sigma.

Lean Six Sigma enable organizations to identify weaknesses of their business processes, to measure, analyze and improve their performance, and thus to sustainably increase customer satisfaction and decrease costs.

In this program, you will first earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification by mastering the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, plus the Green Belt Certification by applying your knowledge in practice with a predefined project.

The Body of Knowledge of the first three courses in the series (QPLS1-3x) reflects the standard of the American Society for Quality for their Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. In these courses, you will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examine how the principles of Lean Production improve quality and productivity and enable organizational transformation. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be applied, and all concepts are exercised using online problems and interactive exercises and case studies.

After receiving our Yellow Belt Certification, learners apply their knowledge in practice to earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (QPLS4x), according the recommendation of the International Society of Six Sigma Professionals, by implementing our predefined project on environmental littering: Improve the cleanliness of areas around selected places in your hometown and control the sustainability of your measures.

We will guide you using software with all relevant tools, specific tasks, a project storybook template to document your results, graded reviews of your documentation after each DMAIC phase, and weekly live online sessions for your questions. The Green Belt Certification will be awarded after completion of the course and final review of your completed project storybook and your collected data.

This TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt certifications allow you to demonstrate your personal operational excellence with your project story book to actively reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction in any organizational environment. Your new skills can facilitate your career entry or advance your career.

NOTE: In order to achieve the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification, it is MANDATORY to complete the 3 courses: QPLS1x, QPLS2x and QPLS3x pursuing all 3 Verified Certificates, for which you will earn the Yellow Belt Certificate. Only then you may start your Green Belt Certification project with QPLS4x. There is no deadline for completing the courses and project.

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4 skill-building courses
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11 months
3 - 4 hours per week
Discounted price: $889.20
Pre-discounted price: $988USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. TUMx's Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification: Sustainability Project Professional Certificate

  2. 3–4 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    An introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and the DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the Define and Measure phases, including basic statistics for understanding sampling plans and calculating process capability.

  3. 3–4 hours per week, for 8 weeks

    Learn how to statistically analyze process data to determine the root cause and propose solutions for process problems, to implement quality management tools, such as 8D and the 5 Whys, and to understand the concept of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

  4. 3–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Learn how to apply key elements of Lean Production, from minimizing inventory and reducing setup times, to using 5S and Kaizen, in order to improve quality and productivity in your workplace.

  5. 4–5 hours per week, for 20 weeks

    Implement a Lean Six Sigma improvement project along with the DMAIC phases, from its identification to the evaluation of its result, to earn the TUM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

    • Salary for professionals with the Six Sigma Green Belt certification ranges between $93,400 and $128,340 (sources: Glassdoor, PayScale)
    • Those with any level of Six Sigma training earned more than those without any (+$17,357 in U.S, +$12,475 in Canada) (Source:
    • Career prospects include Quality Assurance & Control Manager/Engineer, Customer Quality & Reliability Manager, Quality Systems Coordinator, Performance Acceleration Manager, Productivity Engineer, Change Manager, Supplier Development, Value Chain Manager
    • Feedback on our course shows that career women especially benefit from the data-based improvement methodology of Six Sigma

Meet your instructors
from Technische Universität München (TUMx)

Dr. Reiner Hutwelker
Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Technical University of Munich
Martin Grunow
Professor of Production and Supply Chain Management
Technical University of Munich
Holly Ott
Senior Lecturer in Operations Managementat Technical University of Munich and Professor Production Management at Rosenheim University
Technical University of Munich

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Program endorsements

Six Sigma and Lean are key to quality and productivity through its powerful combination of best practice tools and data-driven methodologies in a structured way. At Infineon, aspiration towards continuous improvement and problem solving is deeply anchored in our company culture. It enhances the performance of our products, processes and services in terms of quality and stability. Our method to support continuous improvement and problem solving is called Thinking Six Sigma & Lean. This unique improvement methodology is based on the Six Sigma DMAIC flow and enriched with 8D tools and Lean methods to improve the quality and efficiency of our business processes. “Thinking Six Sigma & Lean” is deployed at all production sites and a cornerstone of our global quality excellence program to serve the automotive and security industries. The edX Professional Program offered by the Technical University of Munich Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity is one of the best programs available for developing quality professionals that know how to solve problems and can apply the Six Sigma and Lean toolset. The program provides solid Six Sigma and Lean fundamentals up to a Green Belt level, reinforced with practice and test questions and provides real depth on how these tools are applied in industry, using case studies and real examples from participants.

Stephan Tente , Lead Principle

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