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Master of Science in Lean Manufacturing

Program Details

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? The only program of its kind in the United States, 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.

Why earn your Lean master's degree?

To grow in the highly competitive global marketplace, every organization must maximize customer value and minimize waste. Designing, implementing and managing lean initiatives requires careful planning and advanced skills in the following areas:

- Lean Six Sigma                        - Lean enterprise development
- Project management                - Value stream mapping

This is where a Lean Manufacturing master’s degree gives you an edge. You engage in the latest research regarding competitive and low-cost manufacturing operations and position yourself for advancement by applying program knowledge to your organization immediately.


A bachelors degree is required. Letters of recommendation. Official transcripts. Hold a 3.0 GPA. Current resume.

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission