Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme

RSM and The Lean Six Sigma Company proudly present the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme. It is the most complete Lean Six Sigma training complemented with a high level leadership programme designed by RSM.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt on university level

The Black Belt Excellence Programme is an exclusive training with which you can distinguish yourself on the international labour market. The curriculum comprises of 14 days, of which 11 days focus on Lean Six Sigma and three days will focus on change management and leadership: the two core elements needed to be successful as a Black Belt.

There will be two examination moments. One theory and one practical exam. It is obliged to complete the practical exam for this programme. After completing this Black Belt education, you will be awarded a certificate by both a top-10 European business school and Europe’s largest Lean Six Sigma educator. With this certificate you will show the world that you can manage Lean Six Sigma on a university level.

Key benefits

By participating in this programme you will:

  • Learn how to map and cluster projects
  • Learn about team-based problem-solving
  • Learn how to think strategically
  • Explore and identify the connection between strategy, structure and leadership
  • Understand conflicting organisational demands when implementing Lean Six Sigma
  • Learn how to map, understand and assess key project stakeholders
  • Explore the essence of effective leadership to make Lean SixSigma work
  • Explore an integrative model for change and implementation, putting strategy, organisation and leadership in place
  • This training is especially suitable for consultants or managers who are supervising or managing a team and who would like to learn how Lean Six Sigma will be applied in practice at the highest level.

  • Dr Ferdinand Jaspers
    is the programme director at Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE) where he is responsible for the expertise centre’s ‘Get Started’ programme, a pre-incubation programme for more than 100 start-ups annually. Ferdinand holds a PhD in technology and innovation management from RSM. Based on his expertise at the intersection of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, he teaches courses and provides masterclasses, workshops and boot camps in various university programmes. His focus is on corporate entrepreneurship, new business development, and entrepreneurial start-ups and growth.

    Dr Martijn F.L. Rademakers
    is associate partner of Center for Strategy & Leadership, and adjunct professor of corporate strategy at Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. He is also visiting faculty at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In these roles he balances academic rigor and practical relevance for the benefit of his students and client companies. His extensive experience in strategy, implementation and strategic learning spans over 20 years in a range of different industries and countries.

    Rijk W. Schildmeijer
    is a partner and Master Black Belt at The Lean Six Sigma Company. Rijk has almost 20 years of experience as a Lean Six Sigma Black and Master Black Belt within several multinational companies including DuPont de Nemours and Alcan (now Rio Tinto). He has been a process improver for all of his working life, even before when he studied for his master in chemical technology at the University of Twente. Rijk aims to help companies perform better, with a structured approach such as Lean Six Sigma. He has trained and coached hundreds of Green Belts and Black Belts in English, German and Dutch to certification within DuPont and Alcan, and dozen of other companies through The Lean Six Sigma Company. He has led many Kaizen Events within his client base, summing up to millions of savings. Rijk is one of the main Lean Six Sigma trainers within The Lean Six Sigma Company, and author of the book Six Sigma in Practice and co-author of Lean in Practice.

  • On this page you will find practical information about the 14-day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme.


    September 2018 - February 2019
    17, 18 September 2018
    8, 29, 30 October 2018
    19, 20 November 2018
    3, 4 December 2018
    7, 8, 28 January 2019
    11, 12 February 2019
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    € 9,995 (excl. VAT) including course materials and lunches. 


    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. This certification will be awarded after successful completion of your practical assignment.

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellation notices must be received by email: openprogrammes@rsm.nl. The following cancellation fees apply:

    • More than 14 days before the programme’s start date: 25% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Between 14 and 7 days before the programme’s start date:  75% of the programme fee will be charged
    • 7 days or fewer before the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged
    • Cancellations received on or after the programme’s start date: 100% of the programme fee will be charged.


    The participant can be substituted by someone from the same company on the same course without extra costs.

    General terms and conditions

    Please click here to view RSM Executive Education’s general terms and conditions.


    The programmes take place at TLSSC - Van Nelle, ECE, Rotterdam, and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Bayle (J) Building, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam.

    Hotel accommodation

    If you require hotel accommodation in Rotterdam, we recommend Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark, adjacent to the university.

  • The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence programme runs on several dates. Please select the one that suits you most to register. You will be redirected to the website of The Lean Six Sigma Company to complete your registration.