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Lean Enterprise Excellence

Waterford Institute of Technology

24 months
7500 EUR/year
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The Master of Business in Lean Enterprise Excellence at Waterford Institute of Technology is an executive education programme providing participants with knowledge, know-how, know-why, and skills in lean enterprise excellence so they can add value as recognised lean leaders and continuous improvement champions in organisations.


The Lean Enterprise Excellence program offered by Waterford Institute of Technology is distinctive in enabling participants attain in-depth understanding of wider organisational contexts, cross-sectoral applications, manufacturing and service orientations, and the critical but hugely challenging 'soft' elements. Thus participants examine lean philosophy and thinking; lean leadership; lean strategy deployment and hoshin kanri; systems thinking, the learning organisation, and knowledge management; organisational culture and employee engagement; and change management and lean transformation.

The programme provides a balanced approach between the academic and the practical, and includes extensive industry collaboration via live-laboratory projects; site visits; guest speakers; and contributors to ongoing events. There is extensive and deep peer learning amongst and between participants from diverse services and manufacturing sectors, and from public and private organisations at various stages of their respective lean journeys. Via various academic paper assignments and the research dissertation project, the programme advances participants’ research and writing skills, as well as their knowledge-base on contemporary lean thinking, management, and exemplary practices.


Graduates have gone on to advance themselves to key positions as site Lean/Continuous Improvement/Operational Excellence Leaders/Champions; many have been headhunted by other organisations; and some have become Lean Consultants/Trainers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lean Enterprise Excellence
  • Lean Engagement
  • Lean Strategy & Sustainability
  • Lean Transformation
  • Lean Tools & Techniques 
  • Lean Business Analytics 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a Level 8 qualification, in any discipline, along with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant industry experience; and where applicants do not have a previous Level 8 qualification they will be considered on the basis of a recognition of prior learning (RPL) application to a Level 8 standard or equivalent and provided they have a minimum of 5 years’ relevant industry experience.
  • Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to present evidence of competence that meet the Institute’s English Language Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    7500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Year 2: €2,000

Living costs for Waterford

670 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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