Master of Science Lean Manufacturing

Master of Science Lean Manufacturing

The Only Program of Its Kind in North America – Developed in Partnership with General Motors 

Make 2023 your year! Apply by January 31 to start classes in February.

Kettering University’s customizable online MS in Lean Manufacturing was developed in collaboration with General Motors to give you the edge you need to improve quality output, streamline processes and reduce waste.  

  • Become an expert in Lean enterprise development and Six Sigma, value stream mapping, Pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, etc. 
  • Engage in the latest research on competitive and low-cost manufacturing operations 
  • Develop expertise to manage a cross-functional, cross-cultural operation 
  • Improve processes with the DMAIC problem-solving method (define, measure, analyze, improve, control). 
  • Evaluate and apply quality philosophy through statistical methods 
  • Increase your competitive edge - Add as few as 5 courses to add a second degree to your credentials: Choose from MBA, MS Operations Management, or MS Engineering Management. 

Make an impact right away - our Learn Today-Use Tomorrow philosophy combines theory with practice, allowing you to apply your classroom learning directly to the job. 

Fast Facts 

  • 100% online, 40 credit-hour curriculum – 7 core courses plus your choice of one of the following 3-course graduate certificates: Global Leadership, Lean Principles for Healthcare, Operations Management, Management & Leadership, Supply Chain Level I or Supply Chain Level II 
  • Tuition cost - $945 per credit hour - financial aid and military benefits are available if qualified 
  • 8 starts a year – Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer    
  • Finish in as few as 18 months 
  • No GRE or GMAT is required 

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This program has a unique option to finish in one year - start this Summer and finish by Spring 2022, including the capstone course at no cost.

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About Lean Manufacturing 

Lean Manufacturing applies Lean and Six Sigma philosophy, practices and tools to organizational challenges to reduce and eliminate waste and create a more efficient process -- creating optimized processes and services to reduce time, cost and errors. 

Career Outlook for Lean Manufacturing 

Lean Manufacturing will experience a faster than average growth rate of 14% from 2020 to 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Examine salary expectations from Industry Week’s 2021 salary survey: 

  • Corporate/Executive Management: $167,243 
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement Management: $124,500 
  • VP/Director, Manufacturing/Production/Supply Chain: $162,938 
  • Consulting/Education: $101,690 
  • VP, Director, Purchasing/Procurement/Sourcing: $157,750 
  • R&D/Product Development Management: $131,917 
  • Quality Management: $100,375 

Those pursuing a career in Lean Manufacturing can work in various industries, including aerospace, agriculture, apparel, automotive, construction, consumer products, forestry, healthcare, government, sports, retail, service industries, and technology. 

Kettering University’s Unwavering Commitment to Quality 

Kettering University Online is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a North Central Association of Colleges and Schools member. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to providing quality education and shaping some of the brightest minds of tomorrow. 

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