One of today’s most in-demand business credentials, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) certification demonstrates excellence in managing efficiencies and continuous process improvement. By combining Lean Manufacturing (developed by Toyota) with Six Sigma (developed by Motorola), the Lean Six Sigma methodology focuses on speed and productivity while removing waste and errors in a business environment.

FIU’s Executive Education Online Yellow Belt program is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Lean Six Sigma. Optional exercises ensure learners will be well-prepared to advance and earn a LSS Green Belt. A LSS Master Black Belt facilitates this self-paced program via video. FIU Executive Education Yellow Belt graduates qualify for a discount in our Green Belt and Black Belt programs.

Who Will Benefit

  • Executives, Managers and Supervisors
  • Team Leaders and Key Staff
  • Professionals working in operations

Learning Objectives

  • Apply fundamental Lean Six Sigma tools and methods to work problems
  • Fully understand the culture of efficiency and continuous improvement
  • Empower your team on Green Belt and Black Belt-led projects
  • Set yourself up for success: Rise to managerial positions by becoming a proven asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy


Become Green Belt certified: Obtain a savings of $285 on our Yellow Belt course (standard fee is $435). When you register and pay for your Green Belt Certification program, the tuition fee for the Yellow Belt is only $150.

To register for our Combo Yellow + Green Belt Certification, please click here.

General Information/Custom Programs: FIU Business Executive Education can create custom training programs specific to the needs of your organization. Please connect with us by submitting the inquiry form below or contact us 305.348.4217 or

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Schedule & Registration

Rolling Admissions – Start anytime
Self-paced, fully online

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Your program fee includes:

  • Digital Access to Educational Materials
  • Digital Access to Instructional Resources
  • Optional, one office hour with expert guide
  • Certification Exam
  • Optional Activities and Exercises
  • FIU College of Business LSS Yellow Belt Certification

SAMPLE Schedule, approximately 8 weeks, self-paced


Estimated Time Commitment


Section I

Week 1

1 to 2 hours

Module 1: Meet Your Instructor
Module 2: How to Complete the Course

Week 2

2 to 3 hours

Module 3: Lean Six Sigma Introduction
Module 4: Lean Six Sigma Overview

Week 3

1 to 2.5 hours

Module 5: Leadership and Quality
Module: 6 Employee Engagement

Week 4

1.5 to 2.5 hours

Module 7: What is Sigma
Module 8: Waste Identification

Week 5

1 to 2 hours

Module 9: Strategic Alignment

Section II

Week 6

3 to 6 hours

The Define Phase Module

Week 7

1.5 to 2 hours

The Measure Phase Modul
The Analyze Phase Module

Week 8

1 to 1.5 hours

The Improve Phase Module
The Control Phase Module


Although this program is self-paced, it is designed to take approximately 12 hours. In addition, you can choose to complete optional exercises that will enhance your understanding of Lean Six Sigma and provide additional preparation for a Green Belt program. Topics covered include the following:

  • Quality and Continuous Improvement Overview
  • Lean Six Sigma Introduction
  • Simulations
  • 8 Wastes and 15 Guiding Principles
  • DMAIC Problem Solving Method
  • Six Sigma Tools for high Quality products and Services
  • Lean Six Sigma Process, Structure and Culture
  • Overview and Foundation of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Drivers and Metrics
  • Lean Six Sigma Team Project
  • Customer Data Understanding
  • Project Planning and Documentation
  • Basic Lean Six Sigma Metrics
  • Team Dynamics
  • How to Measure

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at or Veterans Affairs at

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