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Lean Systems LSYS-CT-BU

Degree Type: Certificate

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
MGMT 402 Six Sigma Process Management 3
MGMT 412 Lean Culture & Skills Dvlpmnt 3
MGMT 492 Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp 3
MFGE 354 Lean Manufacturing 3
Select one class from the list below:
MGMT 305 Managerial Leadership 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
MGMT 491 MGMT Internship 3
MKTG 472 Supply Chain Management 3
STQM 351 Quality Control for Management 3
Minimum credit hours required: 12

Why Choose the Lean Systems Certificate?

The Lean Systems Certificate prepares individuals for technical and non-technical careers in lean systems and six sigma management. It specifically integrates the Lean concepts (process efficiency), Six Sigma (process quality), and leadership techniques (employee centric) to assist the organization in achieving and sustaining optimal employee and organization/operational performance.

Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates through the non-degree program.

Admission/registration process for individuals seeking only a certificate:

  • Individuals wishing only to complete a COB certificate may enroll as a non-degree student restricted to a maximum of 9 credits per semester and a total of 15 credits.
  • Unless it is determined that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, non-degree students need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA where competency is required and complete the simple non-degree application process by accessing the FSU website. FSU provides part-time non-degree students with a streamlined method to register early for day or evening courses on the FSU campus through the Educational and Career Counseling Center located in Starr 313.
  • An advisor can be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.

    Admission process for non-degree certificate students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree:
  • If the student decides to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree, admission criteria for the College of Business is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed.
  • The student will then complete the regular admission process for FSU.

    Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.

    More Information:
    Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

  • Graduation Requirements

    A Ferris student will receive the Lean Systems Certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

    No more than 50 percent of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this minor be granted if more than six of the minor credits are specifically required in the student’s major.

    More Information

    Ferris State University
    College of Business Room 212
    Management Department
    119 South Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
    Phone: 231-591-2427
    Email: MGMT@ferris.edu

    The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) The next accreditation review is February 2018.


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