MSc in Lean Operations Management

Montpellier Business School

Program Description

MSc in Lean Operations Management

Montpellier Business School

MSc in Lean Operations Management

Key points

  • Duration: 16-months – 9 months courses + 4 to 6 months professional experience
  • Intake: once a year, end of September
  • Mode: Full Time
  • 477 hours from October to May
  • Six Sigma certification preparation
  • From June to December: Master Thesis & 4 months minimum of professional experience: internship or job
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: Entirely taught in English
  • Certified by the label ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’
  • Location: Montpellier Business School Campus
  • Tuition Fees: 16 500 €


  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Good English level: a minimum score of TOEFL 75/120 or TOEIC 670/990 or IELTS 6.0/9
  • Relevant professional goals

Admission Process

  • You’ll need to fill a completed online application form (which can be saved and completed over time) using the Apply button above
  • Selected applicants are scheduled for admission interviews (via Videoconference)

Job opportunities

  • Customer Experience Director
  • Quality Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Unit Director
  • Operational Excellence Director
  • Innovation Manager
  • Change Management Consultant
  • Lean Manager

Program outline

The MSc in Lean Operations Management is a foremost and innovative program designed to give you a special insight into the area of Lean Management, a way for you to become highly competent on how to contribute both effectively and efficiently to continuous improvement and transformation initiatives that appear more and more within the industrial and service. Thus to accelerate your access to key positions of responsibility in companies and organizations.

Through a one-year training program, which combines the theoretical and practical course-work focused on innovative management, you will be equipped with necessary tools to broaden your skills to face your professional challenges with confidence. By sharing your experience in a multicultural class, in contact with internationally recognized professional instructors and faculties, you will gain a great capacity for the global market and open up to new horizons of career opportunities.


The objectives of the program are to enable students to:

  • Focus on customers’ needs by identifying their expectations translated into measurable requirements
  • Rely on various structured approaches (Lean Operations Management, Six Sigma) to improve organizational processes by removing wastes and non-value added activities
  • Prepare and facilitate with enthusiasm and dynamism improvement workshops (Kaizen events) by engaging stakeholders
  • Lead and support change through continuous improvement initiatives while assuring the process of implementation within quality and time constraints
  • Formalise management practices identified during Kaizen workshops into work procedures
  • Rearrange the workplace to facilitate continuous improvement (5S approach);
  • Develop managerial skills on how to engage colleagues on improvement matters
  • Master and communicate quality management tools within the organization;
  • Efficiently communicate improvement and transformation milestones;
  • Set up performance measurement indicators to track improvement activities;
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement at various levels in an organization (e.g., the voice of the customer, valuable processes).

Why choose this program?

  • Top level faculty
  • An innovative pedagogical method
  • A truly international environment
  • An excellent employability rate for our MBS graduates: 70% of students from our programs are hired BEFORE they even graduate
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities
  • An AACSB, EPAS, and AMBA accredited School

Program courses

Semester 1

  • Advanced Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Management
  • Statistics
  • Digital Change
  • Communication and Team Management
  • Managerial Innovation
  • Consumer Behaviour and Psychology
  • Business Ethics
  • Color Code – Manager Profiles
  • European Business Context
  • Research methodology

Semester 2

  • Operational Excellence and Digital Transformation
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Agile Project Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Integration, Team Building and Behaviour Focus
  • Foreign Languages
  • Entrepreneurial Project (Lean part)
  • Research methodology

Semester 3

  • 4 to 6 months professional practice, internship or job
  • Master Thesis
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
16 months
Full time
16,500 EUR
France - Montpellier, Occitanie
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France - Montpellier, Occitanie
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