University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham

Lean Enterprise

The philosophy of the programme is that Lean can only effectively be learned with hands-on practice; hence, a considerable part of the programme is held on-site at plant and service locations. By the end of the programme, participants have taken part in real exercises (not just case studies) in several organisations in several sectors. Mentoring is an important part of learning about Lean. Detailed mentoring, feedback, and discussion are important incorporated aspects. During the first 14 months, students take nine 5-day modules, eight of which are assessed. Extensive use is made of electronic meetings and mentoring. Part 2 has two main activities; a dissertation and an on-site capstone exercise for both assessment and integration. Regular feedback sessions take place, both face to face at various locations, and electronically.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class Honours degree; plus a minimum of 5 years experience or significant relevant practical experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

Course modules

Modules include: foundations and stability; TWI and systems intervention (not assessed); improvement and systems; demand, capacity and flow (part 1); demand, capacity and flow (part 2); layout, TPM, lean marketing; leadership and change; supply and distribution; innovation, design thinking, accounting.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written assignments, mentored exercises, on-site case study and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 18,000 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 18,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The University of Buckingham Buckingham MK18 1EG South East

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