Heriot-Watt University

Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence MSc

Heriot-Watt University
In Currie

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Currie (Scotland)
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Home Postgraduate study Business Management Leadership and Organisational Performance Lean Six Sigma for Operational ExcellenceLean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence MScHow to apply »DeliveryFull-time, Part-time, Per courseProgramme typeTaughtStudy locationEdinburghEntry dateSeptemberOverviewProgramme contentEntry requirementsFees & scholarshipsOverviewLean Six Sigma (LSS) is a powerful methodology for achieving process efficiency and effectiveness which results in enhanced customer satisfaction and improved bottom line results. It aims to achieve improvements in the most economical manner possible and is focused on reducing waste in business processes. This programme aims to develop high-calibre graduates with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues. The programme will build understanding of the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and demonstrate the tangible and quantifiable results these bring to the bottom line. Students will learn state-of-the-art concepts, methods, principles, tools and techniques, relating to quality and process improvement for a broad range of organisations, such as manufacturing, service, public sector and third sector, set within a global context. Students also have the option to be accredited with the Green Belt and Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (see the Professional Recognition section below for more details). In addition, students have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery. Programme duration Mode of Study MSc PG Diploma Full-time 12 months 9 months Part-time 24 months 21 months AccreditationGreen Belt certification Students successfully completing the MSc Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence gain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals....

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What you'll learn on the course

IT
Six Sigma
Lean
Black Belt
Green
Project
Team Training
Team Building
Leadership
Part Time
Accredited
Full Time
Customer satisfaction
Quality Training
Quality Process
Process Improvement
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Public Sector
Quality
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Course programme

Overview

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a powerful methodology for achieving process efficiency and effectiveness which results in enhanced customer satisfaction and improved bottom line results. It aims to achieve improvements in the most economical manner possible and is focused on reducing waste in business processes.

This programme aims to develop high-calibre graduates with an in-depth understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues.

The programme will build understanding of the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and demonstrate the tangible and quantifiable results these bring to the bottom line. Students will learn state-of-the-art concepts, methods, principles, tools and techniques, relating to quality and process improvement for a broad range of organisations, such as manufacturing, service, public sector and third sector, set within a global context.

Students also have the option to be accredited with the Green Belt and Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (see the Professional Recognition section below for more details).

In addition, students have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery.

Programme duration Mode of Study MSc PG Diploma Full-time 12 months 9 months Part-time 24 months 21 months
AccreditationGreen Belt certification

Students successfully completing the MSc Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence gain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals. The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt competence prepares individuals within an organisation to apply Lean / Six Sigma tools and techniques to define, measure, analyse, improve and control processes within any organisational setting irrespective of its nature and size.

Black Belt certification

Upon completion of the MSc students are also offered the opportunity to undertake Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. To achieve Black Belt certification students must undertake a Black Belt project which involves working with a company to resolve a live issue. It is the responsibility of students to identify a company for the project - Heriot-Watt University assists in shaping the scope of the project and provides support during the project. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is awarded by the Institute of Lean Six Sigma Professionals and Heriot-Watt University. The Black Belt project normally takes 8-12 months to complete.

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Programme content Semester 1 (Sept - Dec) Semester 2 (Jan - April) Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma Quality Management & Engineering Leadership Project Management Strategic Change Research Philosophy & Practice One from: Measuring and Managing Performance Strategies for Managing Supply Chains Operations Management Work, Culture & Organisation One from: Demand & Inventory Planning System Thinking & Analysis The MSc dissertation is...

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