Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Students

Are you a student, looking ahead to the future and considering your career prospects? Get a competitive advantage by learning about process improvement methodologies.
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification is an asset in the fields of management, operations, quality, engineering, product development, software development, logistics, asset management, IT, and health care.

Join us for an online 3-day training session for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from McGill University.

  • Online - TBD 

Cost of a 3-day online training session: $700 CDN (normally $1599). Save $899 with our Online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Students

All taxes are included.

For any inquiries, please email leansixsigma [at] mcgill.ca or call 514-398-4066.

If you do not see a date that works for you, please fill out the expression of interest form below in order to receive the latest updates of our upcoming sessions.

Course Description

Lean Six Sigma has become the most successful continuous improvement methodology and project management methodology for processes, products and service improvements. It is used by global and Canadian organizations and has become a prominent skill for professionals in Development, Manufacturing and Service-related organizations.

You'll learn how to utilize data driven tools, team based decision making, and a rigorous methodology to solve problems related to quality, time, cost, waste, non-value added and to ensure that solutions are sustained over time.

Experience and training in that methodology is usually an asset for management, operations, quality, engineering, product development, software development, logistics, asset management, IT, health care.

Many companies in the services and manufacturing sectors recognize the competitive advantage of employees with a process improvement set of skills and mindset and often include Lean Six Sigma requirements in their job descriptions and postings.

To learn more about how this certification can add to your skills and boost your career, read our infosheet.

Pre-requisites & Cancellation Policy

**After completing all requirements (perfect attendance and class participation) and passing a final exam, participants will obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. The certificate is issued by McGill University.

*Spaces are limited and course registration is processed on a first-come first-served basis.

Cancellation Policy

McGill University reserves the right to cancel any course for lack of sufficient attendees, in which case registration fees will be fully refunded. If applicants cancel less than two weeks prior to the start of the class, they will be charged $100.00. 


Attendees must be full-time University students and supply a written proof of this status.

About the training

For more information on Six Sigma Green Belt training at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, please download this infosheet or contact: 
Tel.: 514-398-4066
leansixsigma [at] mcgill.ca


Alex Boussetta
Alex Boussetta

27 years of operational experience

Prior to consulting and training, Alex was Corp. Director of Lean at MAAX, Director of Operations at Triton Electronik, and Director, Quality at Blackberry

Diplomas and Certifications: P. Eng., M. Eng, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), PMP, Agile SCRUM Master Certified (SMC), Environmental Professional (EP)

Sheri Phillips
Sheri Phillips

28 years of experience

Prior to consulting and training, she was the Sr Director, Industrial Performance and Director of Learning at Sanofi

Diplomas and Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), and Certified Training & Development Professional (CTDP), Prosci Certified Change Practitioner


Course Objective

At the end of the training, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma methodology
  • Apply it to transactional and operational processes, as well as products
  • Identify root causes of a problem (moderate complexity)
  • Find and implement solutions

Teaching Method

  • Theory will be given regularly throughout the seminar
  • Students will progress through exercises and case studies, from the problem definition to the solutions.
  • An exam will also be given (1 hour)
  • Short project plan to be submitted 2 weeks after the class (3-4 hours of work)
  • A Lean Six Sigma green belt certificate will be given after the exam correction and submission of the project plan

Course Outline

Day 1

1. Overview of Six Sigma

a. Context of continuous improvement
b. Applications

i. Process improvements
ii. Product improvements

c. Overview of the methodology and phases

i. The 5 phases
ii. The metrics: Sigma, DPMO, yields, cost of poor quality

2. Explanation of the evaluation process

a. Case study
b. Exam

3. Recognize and Define phase (phase 1): defining the problem and the project

a. Selecting the right projects to improve
b. Defining the project (project definition, SIPOC)
c. Setting objectives
d. Defining the project team

4. Presentation of the case study

a. Based on a cell phone or palm pilot design and manufacturing company.
b. The case study will contain quality, delivery, and cost issues related to the customer needs and expectations

5. Measure introduction and Statistical notions review

a. Average, median, mode, range, standard deviation
b. Histograms
c. Behaviour of the Gaussian (normal) distribution

Day 2

6. Measure phase (phase 2): measuring the actual performance

a. Defining metrics related to the objectives

i. Overview of the metrics flow down
ii. Overview of the Quality Function Brainstorming
iii. Cause and effect diagrams, 5W

b. Mapping the process or the product
c. Analysis of the mapping

i. Risks, failure modes (FMEA)
ii. Value added, non value added principles

d. Data collection

i. Planning the data collection
ii. Overview of measurement system analysis

e. Process capability

i. Metrics: Cp, Cpk, DPMO
ii. Interpretation

7. Analyze phase (phase 3): identifying the vital factors

a. Graphical tools and interpretation

i. Pareto Chart, run chart, pie chart, scatter plot, etc

b. Understanding the variation:

i. Control charts: natural limits and specification limits
ii. Variation: random or assignable

c. Selection of the factors to improve

Day 3

8. Improve phase (phase 4): selection the right

a. Selecting the right solution
b. Creativity tools
c. Scenario evaluations and selection
d. Pilot and implementation plan

9. Control phase (phase 5): maintaining the improvements

a. Setting a control plan
b. Post mortem and audits
c. Evaluation the gains
d. Control charts and statistical process control overview
    appendix: SPC and control charts
e. References

10. Exam

Why choose McGill?

An Institution of International Renown

McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world while the Desautels Faculty of Management is ranked as one of the world’s top international business schools. The faculty has been re-accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for the maximum period of five years, and is a member of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative and the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a non-profit organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide.

Accredited Training Providers

Council for Six Sigma CertificationThe Program for Operations Excellence at the Desautels Faculty of Management offers training opportunities tailored to meet the needs of corporate executives and professionals. This program has been delivering quality and operations related courses to students and industry professionals for over twelve years in the Montreal and Toronto areas.

The Council for Six Sigma Certification is a professional accrediting body within the Six Sigma industry. The accredited training providers are rigorously reviewed to ensure that they meet an extensive checklist of compliance.

EQUIS accreditation


Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

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