Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership
Washington State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Leadership program provides a foundation for understanding and optimizing manufacturing organizations by focusing on maximizing the performance of the entire system.  Students will learn to integrate the network of suppliers, coordinate production according to key constraints throughout the supply chain, and integrate the application of Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints.  Graduates will understand and be able to implement the principles of lean build to order and mass customization, lean six sigma quality, lean Theory of Constraints, operations management, and design for manufacturability.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher
  • All college transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities