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Six Sigma Design and Innovation

This course is open for applications. See how to apply here.

Six Sigma integrates strategies and techniques from Statistics, Quality Management, Business Management, and Engineering and has added billions of dollars/Euros to enterprise bottom lines across financial, healthcare, military, manufacturing, and other economic sectors. Its focus divides into two significant branches – innovation and design – that share a number of tools, techniques and objectives, but that often apply the tools and techniques differently, owing to their differing objectives. The Innovation branch of Six Sigma focuses on significant innovation/redesign in or of existing products, processes, and systems while the second branch, referred to as Design for Six Sigma, is directed at the design of new products and processes.

Exam info and full course description

Exam info and full course description can be found in the course catalogue.

Admission Requirements

Course specific:
A Bachelor's degree in Technology Based Business Development, Economics, Business Administration or a related degree.

A refresh of basic stats tools and software for Six Sigma will be part of the course.


Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.


Alireza Ashrafian


Academic profile

Alireza Ashrafian is Associate Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology.  His research centers on Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Quality, Discrete Event simulation, Operations Management and Digitalization.