Paper presented at the Seventh International Conference on Lean Six Sigma, 7th & 8th May 2018, Heriot Watt University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


The purpose of this paper is to explore and evaluate the current gaps between industry needs and higher education on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) from the published literature. Industry exhibits constant changes in workforce and practitioner needs of professionals, making the development and management of educational pathways difficult. This research focuses on identifying if current LSS curriculum in higher education prepares students adequately, based upon specific industry current and more importantly, emerging needs.


Lean Six Sigma, Higher Education Institutions, Quality, Process Improvement, Curricula Improvement, and Higher Education, Future state

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