Cost: ICBE Member   €4600        Non-Member €5500

Location: CIT

Date: 21st January 18th October 11 days

Programme Name

Lean Sigma Master Black Belt


Programme Overview

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.

Awarding Body

CIT: Thirty credits at Level 9 on the National Framework Qualifications.

Note: Places are limited for this course. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.


Programme Objectives

•        At the end of this programme participants will be enabled to:

–       Plan and execute plant wide improvement activity

–       Mentor and co-ordinate multiple cross-functional team through the completion of successful projects

–       Liaise with Management and Customers on quantifying business and financial benefits for the organisation and the customer

Target Audience

Entry Requirements

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


Programme Content

Course Content

  • Creating and Measuring the Lean Sigma Environment
  • Lean Sigma Analytics
  • Lean Sigma MBB Deployment Research Project
  • Lean Sigma MBB Deployment Application Project

Project Mentoring and Support

Both a Work-based project and a Research project are undertaken as part of the course. Students will receive project support and mentoring from their tutors. Student projects can deliver savings of more than €100,000 per project. As part of the course online support data is provided for all students.

Online resources are provided for students to support classroom learning.





Trainer Profile Qualification & Relevant Experience

All core lecturers on the course are practitioners in Lean Sigma techniques and have each over 20 years experience in industry and are Master Black Belt equivalent.  On the statistics side the lecturer is a lead lecturer in the CIT Math Department with significant experience in mentoring ASQ course maths for over fifteen years.


The lead lecturers also hold Certificates in Training and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth.


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