Optimize productivity and customer value

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 5 ECTS cr

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, 5 ECTS cr

    Accelerate the potential for your organization to optimize productivity and customer value by eliminating defects and wastes in any process.

    • Mode of Teaching: Online teaching
    • Time: 10.1.–25.4.2022
    • Language: English
    • Price: 75 € or 300 € Open UAS tuition fee
    • Enrolment: 15.11.-17.12.2021






    • Lean Six Sigma prepares Students and Professional to become a change agent within their organization and been ready for leadership roles, with the techniques and knowledge to cut costs, increase revenue and improve business processes.
    • The content of this course follows the ASQ’s certification's Body of Knowledge (Green Belts level).
    • The course prepares you for Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt Level Certification Exam.

    Target Group

    • MBA/Engineering students who need to gain knowledge of Six Sigma in process/quality improvements.
    • Professionals, Executives, Quality/Process Managers, Production Supervisors, Customer Service Managers and Executives who want to understand Six Sigma as a management tool for process and performance improvement at their workplace.
    • prerequisite knowledge and skills: Basics of Quality Management and Statistics

    Course Overview

    Learning Outcomes

    After completion of this course you will

    • understand the concept of Lean Six Sigma operations
    • be able to solve reel life, business and industry related problems using Lean Six Sigma techniques
    • be able to develop critical and analytical skills required in controlling, preventing and identifying defects
    • be equipped with tools needed to achieve quality management.


    • 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

    Mode of Teaching and Methods

    This online course is based on

    • flipped learning and self-study
    • virtual live class via Zoom - 6 sessions.

    Study Material

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


    Grading scale: 1-5 or fail. Assessment consists of

    • case studies and/or article reviews (10%)
    • lean Six Sigma Project (40%)
    • final Exam (50%)

    Schedule and Location

    Online lectures will be held in Zoom:

    • Monday, 10 Jan 2022 at 15:00-18:00
    • Monday, 31 Jan 2022 at 15:00-18:00
    • Monday, 21 Feb 2022 at 15:00-18:00
    • Monday, 14 Mar 2022 at 15:00-18:00
    • Monday, 04 Apr 2022 at 15:00-18:00
    • Monday, 25 Apr 2022 at 15:00-18:00

    Further Information

    Lecturer Kodjovi Lotchi | forename.surname@vamk.fi




    You'll receive an invitation by email to this course  within one week after the application period. If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellation has to be made before the course starts.

    Further information about enrolment, tuition fees and cancellation policy: avoin@vamk.fi