Master of Business Administration / Lean Systems & Leadership
Ferris State University

Program Details

The online MBA with a concentration in Lean Systems and Leadership program provides a comprehensive education for applying lean concepts to various industries including banks, nonprofits, offices, hospitals, restaurants, and manufacturing.  Coursework prepares students to lead, manage, and evaluate a continuous improvement system in a complex work environment.  You will gain highly sought-after capabilities to improve operational and financial performance and monitor growth within any type of organization.  In addition, students learn about problem solving, interpretation, case analysis, and policy development in different business contexts.  You will develop team and management skills as well.


  • Official transcripts
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 
  • A current resume
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Three academic or professional recommendation letters
  • A bachelor degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GMAT or GRE test scores
    • A formulated composite score of GPA and GMAT or GRE test scores will be used along with other required documents to arrive at an admission decision
    • A Waiver of GMAT/GRE test requirement will be considered if applicant has completed a previous Master’s or terminal degree, or has significant leadership experience
  • International applicants must provide proof of English proficiency (provide one of the following):
    • TOEFL score of 70 on Internet based test with no score in the low, weak, or limited range, and a writing sub score of 22 or higher
    • IELTS score of 6.5 with writing sub score of 6.0 or higher

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission