Professional Development & Executive Education

Six Sigma Black Belt

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Course Description

Six Sigma Black Belt develops a broader, deeper understanding of Six Sigma principles and emphasizes the Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control stages of the DMAIC process. Develop essential managerial and leadership skills to increase organizational productivity through a structured problem solving process. Build upon key concepts learned in Six Sigma Green Belt to better understand team dynamics and cultivate member roles and responsibilities within a company to achieve optimal efficiency. Stand out as a certified Six Sigma Black Belt professional with the skills and expertise that are valued and sought out in today’s competitive job market.

Program Benefits

  • Six Sigma Black Belt training will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and prestige that come with mastering the art of identifying, addressing, and correcting problems within any business structure.
  • Participants will be prepared to take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam, once they have met the ASQ CSSBB project requirements
  • Materials Included
  • Practice Exam Included
  • 40 Professional Development Hours/4.0 Continuing Education Units from NJIT.

Topics Covered

  • Certification Overview
  • Process Management
  • Team Management
  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyze
  • Improve
  • Control
  • Design for Six Sigma

Who Should Enroll

This course is best suited for individuals who want to build upon their knowledge of Six Sigma principles and learn how to further improve organizational and work processes. Participants should attend the NJIT CPE Six Sigma Green Belt Course, or equivalent, prior to taking this class.


Ed May is an American Society for Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ CSSBB), Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP). He spent two decades in industry, where he held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality Management, before establishing himself as a quality consultant, adjunct professor, and on-site instructor.

Ed earned his Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ed specializes in Six Sigma Quality, Lean Thinking, and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Systems. Ed has implemented Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, ISO 9000, and other quality systems at numerous organizations in the New York Metropolitan area.

For the last dozen years, Ed has taught courses in Statistics and Quality Systems for the Engineering Technology Department at NJIT. He has taught courses in Business for the School of Management. He also teaches a series of Lean Six Sigma Courses for the Professional Development & Executive Education Department.

Ed brings a unique combination of academic rigor and real world experience to this SSGB course. His passion for Six Sigma is well known among his students, many of whom have taken his courses and gone on to great success in their chosen fields.

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