Learn a modern approach to business problem-solving with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate at UW-Madison. In the next step on the path to Black Belt certification, you will master the step-by-step method of process improvement and complete a project at your own workplace.

Is this program right for you?

Whether your organization is large or small, whether it manufactures a product, provides a service to customers, or a little of both, your processes can be improved through Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.


Lean Six Sigma is a step-by-step method of interventions and statistical tools that allows companies to understand which business processes are not performing as needed; identify root causes of problems; and sustain gains in improvements. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate offered by UW-Madison’s Center for Professional & Executive Development is for individuals responsible for business process improvement and those who want to advance to Black Belt certification.


If you have not attained a Yellow Belt certification in Six Sigma, you’ll begin with the 3-day course Business Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma and Performance Metrics. You continue with Project Management: Planning, Scheduling, and Control and Lean Six Sigma Data Analysis.


You choose one elective from Six Sigma for Service and Health Care Industries, Leading Lean: Management Tools and Techniques for Achieving and Sustaining Meaningful Results, and Continuum Management: Integrating Lean Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints. After finishing the course material, you showcase your knowledge by undertaking a process-improvement project back at your workplace.


You learn in a full-day, face-to-face environment with students from diverse backgrounds and instructors who combine academic rigor with practical experience. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be Six Sigma Green Belt certified by the University of Wisconsin and ready to begin your Black Belt certification, if desired.


What you Learn

  • Learn a step-by-step, data-driven approach to making improvements
  • Acquire more than 2 dozen business tools to identify real root causes and develop breakthrough solutions in a way that empowers employees and delights customers
  • Master a phase-based project-management process that creates clear objectives
  • Analyze the data from complex business processes
  • Identify and complete a process-improvement project back at your workplace

Where & How you learn


  • Face-to-face in full-day sessions at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus


  • Take 3 required courses and 1 elective, then complete an independent project
  • The courses are offered multiple times per year, and the certificate can be completed within a 7 year timeframe

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All applicants must:

  • Participants must have completed the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate

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