Why Choose the Lean Systems Minor?
The Lean Systems minor is designed to deliver a comprehensive education for applying lean concepts to various industries: e.g. banks, nonprofits, offices, hospitals, restaurants, manufacturing. The classes prepare individuals to lead, manage, and evaluate a continuous improvement system. Students will acquire the skills to apply the lean principles in a complex work environment. This cutting edge approach will provide graduates with highly sought-after capabilities to improve operational & financial performance and monitor growth within any type of organization.
The courses of this Minor focus on:
1) Integrating the core Lean principles (process efficiency, value stream mapping, kaizen, PDCA, 5S, pull, leveling process stability, standardized work, root-cause problem resolution and A3 Reporting)
2) Six Sigma (process quality)
3) Lean culture (skills development)
4) Lean accounting (value stream performance measurement)
5) Leadership techniques (employee centric) to assist the organization in achieving and sustaining optimal employee and organization/operational performance.
Lessons will focus on increasing student's conceptual understanding of the subjects by applying a practical, action learning approach. This collection of coursework is designed to ensure that participants own the skills upon completion. Graduates will be able to differentiate themselves in a market of skilled professionals. This minor is available in a fully on-line format.
Any Ferris student interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain a Minor in Lean Systems upon graduation with a baccalaureate degree, and after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the minor courses.
A Ferris student will receive the Lean Systems Minor upon graduation with a baccalaureate degree, and after completion of the requirements for the minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the minor courses.
No more than 50 percent of the credits required for this minor 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.
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