Program Quick-take

Leadership Tools, Statistical Analysis, Capstone Project

  • Leadership Tools for Black Belts

    Your first course in the sequence. Covers all the non-statistical tools a Black Belt needs to choose projects and lead a successful Six sigma improvement team.

  • Statistics for Black Belt

    Covers descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, statistical process control, regression analysis, and design of experiments - all taught by a PhD statistician. A discounted 6-month Minitab statistical software license can be purchased at check out.

  • Project Capstone

    Time to put your knowledge to work! Complete a real-world Six Sigma project of your choosing with mentoring from your instructor.

Program features

Three-course bundle with instructor support and cheerleading! Students do not need a Green Belt to qualify for the Black Belt program.

  • Green Belt not required (save time and money)

  • Weekly live office hours with instructor

  • Instructional videos

  • Graded assignments with instructor feedback

  • Module quizzes

  • LinkedIn group

  • Six-month Minitab software license available for purchase

  • Course textbooks and slide books available separately


Dr. Mary McShane Vaughn

Founder, Principal Partner


Over the last 13 years, Dr. Mary McShane Vaughn (Dr. MMV) has enthusiastically trained more than 1400 Six Sigma Yellow, Green, and Black Belts. She is the editor of the new ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook, and author of The Handbook of Quality Equations. She is currently the ASQ CQE Exam Chair, and a previous ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Chair. Mary is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer, and Reliability Engineer. She earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and MS in Statistics from Georgia Tech. As a tenured professor, she taught graduate courses in statistics, regression analysis, design of experiments and SPC. She is also the author of three other textbooks: Lean Six Sigma Leadership, The Probability Handbook, and The Probability Workbook, and co-author of The ASQ Certified Quality Inspector Handbook. LinkedIn: