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Lean Six Sigma

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: TL00BG16
Curriculum: IBM 2021
Level: Master of Business Administration
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Lotchi, Kodjovi
Language of Instruction: English


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001IBM2021-1Y, YHT-CO-21S2022-01-10 – 2022-04-25Kodjovi LotchiEnglish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-09
3002IBM2022-1Y2023-01-09 – 2023-04-24Kodjovi LotchiEnglish2022-11-30 – 2023-01-08
3003IBM2023-1Y, TPM2023-12023-08-21 – 2023-12-17Kodjovi LotchiEnglish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course is to help students understand the concept of lean six sigma operations. The students will be able to solve reel life, business and industry related problems using Lean Six Sigma Techniques. He or She is able to develop critical and analytical skills required in controlling, preventing and identifying defects. The course equips students with tools needed to achieve quality management.

Student's Workload

Total workload: 135 h
- of which Supervised contact teaching: 18 h
- of which independent studies: 117h
Assessment of own learning 1 h is included in contact teaching.


Introduction to six sigma
Lean principles and tools
Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities
Listening to Customer
DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) phases and methods
Defining six sigma projects in qualitative and quantitative terms
Failure Mode Effects Analysis and Statistical process control

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

- The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook, Munro, R.A., Ramu, G. & Zrymiak, D.J. (2015). American Society for Quality, 2nd Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0873898911 (
- Scientific journal and conference articles
- Lecture Slides

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Flipped learning and Self-study
Virtual Live Class via Zoom - 6 sessions

Assessment Criteria

Scale 1-5 or fail

Assessment Methods

- Case studies and/or article reviews (10%)
- Lean Six Sigma Project (40%)
- Final Exam (50%)