Kettering University’s undergraduate education is known for its unique approach which includes hands-on training and cooperative education. Every undergraduate student rotates between terms of “rigorous, hands-on academics and deep, professional co-op experiences for their entire time at the University” (Kettering University, 2018). The 2.5 years of professional experience each Kettering students receives provides the foundation for a lifetime of career success.
Kettering University Online has extended that approach to graduate programs with a “learn today-use tomorrow” approach that allows students to use their current work challenges in the classroom. All courses are designed to link transformative experiential learning to rigorous academic standards with real-world applications. A graduate degree from Kettering University provides the foundation for increased leadership opportunities in your present career or a new skill-set catapulting you into a new career – maybe even in a different industry!
In an interview, Kettering University Online 2019 alum Zachary Rivest (M.S. Engineering Management) noted “I use a lot of what I learned as I was working. It was almost every day I was saying something like ‘gosh I just talked about that in my International Business course’ (Kettering University Online, 2019). Many alums are quick to share how they implement what they learn in their courses to their current workplace. Vice President Dr. Christine Wallace explains that “one of the things we are able to do is to have students take what might in the past seemed totally theoretical and really have something that is very practically applicable to their work and their life situation” (Kettering University Online, 2019).
Students are more engaged in their learning and more motivated to try innovative solutions when they understand that they can bring those ideas to life within their organization. When students apply what they have learned to the day’s challenges, they are adding value to their organization and setting themselves apart from their peers.
Following are some typical examples of student directives, in course content, that connect theory to organizational application:
•Suggest one concrete way your organization might improve its application of the lean principle of reducing waste
•Work with your group members to identify a gap in your organization’s financial performance and offer two solutions to close that gap
•Explain the Lean principles that will improve value to your organization’s stakeholders
•Create a risk mitigation plan for your organization’s supply chain
Kettering University Online provides a new agile era of education in which you have the opportunity to earn a Kettering University graduate degree from anywhere in the world, with distinguished academic and industry experts serving as guides and mentors. Kettering University offers the following six graduate programs and six certificate programs. All are 100% online.
• MS Electrical and Computer Engineering – Advanced Mobility Focus
• MS Supply Chain Management
• MS Lean Manufacturing
• Master of Business Administration
• MS Engineering Management
• MS Operations Management
With each graduate program, you have the opportunity to earn a certificate in one of the following areas:
• Global Leadership
• Healthcare Management
• Operations Management
• Supply Chain and Enterprise Resource Planning
• Supply Chain Level I
• Supply Chain Level II
Kettering University Online is dedicated to helping STEM+ professionals achieve the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service. The value of a Kettering University education in creating successful professionals is evident in our history of providing great leaders worldwide. Join us at online.kettering.edu Become part of the legacy of 100 years of quality education.
Kettering University. (2018). Co-op at Kettering is different. Retrieved from https://www.kettering.edu/undergraduate-admissions/co-op