The Leading Edge Group partnered with the University College Cork in 2004 to develop a market-responsive Lean Supply Chain Management Green Belt and Black Belt program. These programs are academically credited by the College. The College also offers and credits The Leading Edge Group’s Distance Learning Lean Green Belt SCM program.
University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and was founded as a Queen’s College in 1845. The university has 16,000 full-time students. 13,000 are undergraduate students while 3,000 are on postgraduate programs. UCC’s diverse student-body includes 2,000 international students representing 80-plus countries worldwide. In addition, the university’s Centre for Adult Continuing Education has 2,000 students. 2,800 people work at UCC, including more than 800 faculties. UCC is one of the leading research institutions in Ireland and its research income is consistently one of the highest in the country. The university offers a research-led curriculum that attracts the highest calibre of students. The university has over 120 degree and professional programs given through some 60 departments.