Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    Requirements

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

    School Overview

     

    Kettering University has over thirty years of experience with distance learning and provides practical graduate programs to students. Curriculum combines experiential, hands-on learning with traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Business classes.

    The University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business.

    Originally founded as The School of Automobile Trades in 1919 by Albert Sobey, General Motors acquired the school in 1926 and re-named it General Motors Institute of Technology. In 1998, the name was changed again to Kettering University to honor Charles F. Kettering as well as to create an identity separate from both General Motors and the auto industry.

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