Taught course

Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support. View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Julie McFarlane
Email
pgadmissions.soss@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 131 451 3284