MS in Lean Manufacturing Program

Don’t let the “Manufacturing” portion of this degree mislead you. This program is applicable to all areas of the corporate enterprise. Thanks to this degree program, I now approach issues and new projects from a Total Systems perspective. The course work has been challenging, well balanced and immediately applicable. The professors are engaging and backed by real world experience. I highly recommend this Manufacturing degree program.   –Bob P., student 

The new Master of Science in Lean Manufacturing program is truly a unique and relevant manufacturing program.  You will focus on lean and agile manufacturing, next-generation production processes & practices, quality systems, and leading-edge global manufacturing methods, among other key topics.

Lean manufacturing is a production strategy that involves optimizing efficiency and eliminating waste & unnecessary work to improve customer satisfaction, profitability, and worker morale.  This degree aims to enhance your technical skills with lean methodology and analysis techniques.  It will also equip you with management skills to complement your technical ability, enabling you to take a broader perspective on the manufacturing industry as a whole.

Kettering University, previously known as GMI, is a leader in this field.  In 2012, and for 10 consecutives years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Kettering's Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering department #1 in the country.  Kettering also works very closely with manufacturing subject matter experts in industry to ensure this degree provides relevant, practical, and cutting-edge content to help you make a positive impact in your manufacturing facility.  Kettering consistently receives top rankings and is a distinguished leader in engineering, manufacturing, science, and business programs. 

You'll use your job as a laboratory.  Class projects help you identify and use work situations to apply productivity improvements, safety advances, quality enhancements, and cost cutting strategies.

And our distance learning delivery means that you can "go to class" anytime, anywhere in the world.  That means you save time by not having to commute to a local campus; you can fit class around your life (and not the other way around); and have the same class experience that on-campus students have...but from the comforts of your living room, a hotel room if you're traveling, or from anywhere in the world that you want! 

It doesn't get any more practical than this.  Find out more below or apply today!

MSLM Curriculum

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MSLM Distance Learning Delivery

About Kettering University

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MSLM areas of concentration:

     Supply Chain Management

     Operations Management

     Manufacturing Engineering

     Reliability and Maintainability Engineeering