Course Description

Lean Sigma Manager - Apprenticeship

The Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) has partnered with the University of Limerick (UL) to deliver Ireland’s first apprenticeship at level 9 (MSc): The Master of Science in Strategic Quality Management – Lean Sigma Systems. This programme is run in conjunction with our industry partners.

Developed by industry for industry, this is a work based education programme which supports the development of the Lean & Sigma knowledge base amongst practitioners in organisations. It combines learning in the workplace with learning in a higher education institute.

This Executive Apprenticeship will give you a Master Black Belt level knowledge of theories, methods and improvement techniques based around the philosophy of scientific management, lean thinking and six sigma. This masters programme will prepare the Lean Sigma Manager to apply lean sigma methods in the definition, design, research, development, utilisation, maintenance and cost-control of processes and equipment to deliver products/services, improve qualities and reduce costs of such processes and products/services.

There is a strong focus on integrating the application of the concepts, tools and techniques in the participants’ organisation during the course of the programme. There is significant directed project work applying the lean sigma concepts, which meets the knowledge development, aim of a masters level programme and develop participants’ skills in the field of lean sigma management.

Award: Masters (MSc)

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Major Award

Delivery:  Part-time, Taught Professional/Flexible

Duration: 2 Years


CollegeFlexible Learning Centre (University of Limerick)
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategorySix Sigma, Business
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Awarding Body DetailsMaster of Science
Course Duration2 Years
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Flexible Learning Centre (University of Limerick)

Enterprise Research Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick, Ireland

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University of Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick
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