Earn a Certificate
in Lean Six Sigma
From Villanova


Distinguish Yourself With a Certificate in Lean Six Sigma


Earning a Certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University may help enhance career prospects by teaching you how to combine the waste-fighting measures of Lean with the variation and defect-reducing techniques of Six Sigma, making your company’s operations more effective and efficient.

Upon successful completion of Six Sigma courses, students are qualified to enroll in certification exams administered 100% online by Villanova University. Earning a certification reflects competency in the concepts and applications of Six Sigma and helps reinforce the value of the certified professional to their organization.

Students in the program will be taught all aspects of Lean Six Sigma, including:

  • An overview of the methodology
  • The eight wastes in Lean
  • How to create and manage project teams
  • The philosophy of continuous improvement
  • How to identify customer needs and requirements and increase value to the customer
  • The many practical Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to implement the methodology

Villanova University's Online Certificate in Lean Six Sigma


Successfully complete three courses (Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma Green Belt and one elective) and you will earn your Certificate in Lean Six Sigma. This program is ideal for professionals in virtually any industry, who currently manage projects or who aspire to assist or lead process improvement initiatives. Position yourself to become a Lean Six Sigma expert and certified practitioner who can help improve your company’s bottom line by making products and services faster and more efficient.

Students will be taught to:

  • Use proven Lean Six Sigma problem-solving methods and statistical tools
  • Discover processes for collecting and analyzing data
  • Assist Lean and Six Sigma implementation
  • Improve profits by reducing inefficiencies
  • Lead a project using DMAIC methodology
  • Increase productivity from fewer resources
  • Lead and coach quality improvement initiatives

Multi-course Certificate Tuition: $6,059 – $7,819

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Payment types include: interest-free payment options, deferred corporate tuition assistance, 15% military savings benefits and Sallie Mae Smart Option Loans (upon verification of required qualifications).

  • Employee Benefits – Your employer may cover some (or all) of the costs for education through tuition assistance programs. Ask your human resources department, or supervisor, to determine what educational benefits your company may provide.
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  • Military Benefits – You may be able to use your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits for Villanova’s 100% online professional education programs. Villanova’s College of Professional Studies offers a 15% savings on select non-credit certificate courses to active-duty servicemembers, veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists and their spouses and dependents (upon verification of military status)³.


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