Master of Science Lean Manufacturing

Master of Science Lean Manufacturing

The Only Program of Its Kind – Developed in Partnership with G.M.

Kettering University’s Online Master of Science in Lean Manufacturing emphasizes mechanical 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 master’s degree was developed in collaboration with General Motors to give you the skills you need to improve quality output, streamline processes and reduce waste.

Lean Manufacturing Fast Facts

  • No GRE/GMAT required
  • Employs solid engineering concepts combined with Lean and Six Sigma tools
  • Customize your Degree with choice of graduate certificates in: Global Leadership, Healthcare Management, Operations Management or Supply Chain Management Level I and II
  • 100% online. Ideal for busy, working professionals
  • 40 credits, 10 courses – complete in as little as one year

Online Lean Manufacturing Degree Featured Courses

Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the Lean Manufacturing online program at Kettering University Online:

MFGO 619 | SIX SIGMA FOR MANUFACTURING

This course examines techniques to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the process. The structured problem-solving methodology DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) provides the framework for the course.

MFGO 649 | METRICS FOR LEAN PRODUCTION IMPROVEMENT

This course provides the manufacturing operations professional with an understanding of the data typically available within a manufacturing environment and how to use this information for improving those operations within the lean paradigm.

MFGO 633 | LEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

This course starts from the discussion of the evolution of production systems, from craft to mass and lean production. Principles of systems thinking and business dynamics applied to production systems are also studied. Contemporary lean thinking principles, lean enterprise development, and value stream mapping are studied and used in student projects.

MFGO 639 | QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RELIABILITY

This course covers topics in quality assurance. Specifically, it includes an introduction to quality and quality philosophy, statistical methods of quality improvement, the concept of variation and its reduction, statistical process control, and acceptance sampling.

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Salary Expectations for Lean Manufacturing Master’s Professionals

  • Corporate/Executive Management: $179,900
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement Management: $103,200
  • VP, Manufacturing/Production: $180,400
  • Director, Manufacturing/Production: $137,100
  • Consulting/Education: $107,400
  • VP, Director, Purchasing/Procurement/Sourcing: $112,260
  • R&D/Product Development Management: $110,700
  • VP, Supply Chain: $97,400
  • Quality Management: $97,300