Lean Six Sigma for Operational ExcellenceEdinburgh Campus
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Rank: 29 (The Complete University Guide)
Location: Edinburgh Campus
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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The Complete University Guide
Heriot-Watt University evaluation:
17.8 : 1
Business and management studies evaluation:
Heriot-Watt University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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 is a Specialist MScMSc Lean Six Sigma is a Specialist MSc programme led by academics at the Edinburgh Business School. This Specialist degree gives those who have worked in industry or studied a similar subject previously, the chance to expand, refine and enhance their knowledge. This 1-year Masters programme focuses almost entirely on the area of Lean Six Sigma. It blends cutting-edge academic thinking with best practice from industry to give graduates and professionals the opportunity to advance with a highly employable skillset.The Edinburgh Business School approachMSc Lean Six Sigma at the Edinburgh Business School 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).
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary.
IELTS: 6.5 (with no component under 5.5)
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About this university
Around 11,000 students travel from around 150 countries across the world to study at the university and the International Students Advisors Office or ISAO is available to assist them. They can provide help and support on everything from immigration to welfare as well as having connections across departments such as Student Support and the University Chaplaincy. They are based within the Hugh Nisbet Building on the Edinburgh campus. They can also provide help with practical matters concerning living in the UK as well as assistance for those wanting to bring their families with them to the university and accessing healthcare while here. The Student Association is the student-led organisation representing the students at both local and national level and is a member of the Edinburgh Students Forum and the National Union of Students. It was founded as the Students Representative Council in 1929 and it runs the Student Union as well as operates support for the 50 societies and clubs available to students. It also operates a number of services across the other campuses including catering, a nightclub, an advice centre and a shop. In addition, there are some 30 different sports clubs on offer and a number of annual events relating to the teams. There are also a number of events held during the year including for families and friends to visit the university and groups visits for schools and colleges.