Academic Catalog

MS in Lean Manufacturing

This program is available through Kettering University Online.

 One of a kind – Developed in Partnership with General Motors

Kettering University’s Online Master of Science in Lean Manufacturing emphasizes engineering and practical application of theory and is the only program of its kind. What better place to learn modern manufacturing process knowledge and Lean Six Sigma skills than the university that taught the brightest minds in automotive manufacturing? Kettering University Online’s Lean Manufacturing degree was developed in collaboration with General Motors to provide the skills needed to improve quality output, streamline processes and reduce waste. General Motors employees who complete the Capstone course bring the results of this course back to the company to share waste reducation and cost savings ideas. Within a ten year period the program is reported to have saved General Motors over $30M. 

The curriculum for the Lean Management program involves 10 courses totaling 40 credit hours including:

  • Seven core courses for 28 credits, plus
  • Three certificate courses for 12 credits
MFGO-601Globally Integrated Manufacturing Company4
MFGO-619Six Sigma: Introduction to DMAIC4
MFGO-633Lean Production Systems4
MFGO-635Work Analysis for Lean Production Application4
MFGO-639Quality Assurance and Reliability4
MFGO-649Metrics for Lean Production Improvement4
MFGO-659Integrative Capstone Project4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 28

Certificate options are Global Leadership, Lean Principles for Healthcare, Operations Management , Supply Chain Management Level I & Level II and Management and Leadership.