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Advanced Studies in Lean Systems and Leadership

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Advanced Studies in Lean Systems and Leadership?

Responding to industry trends, Ferris State University's College of Business Graduate Programs has created graduate-level advanced studies certificates. These four course sequences can be used to obtain stand-alone certificates or as emphasis areas leading to master’s degrees in either Information Security and Intelligence or a Master of Business Administration.

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Lean Systems and Leadership delivers 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 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.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Graduation Requirements

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Lean Systems and Leadership is awarded to individuals who have completed the 3-credit prerequisite and 12 required credits with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and no course less than 2.0.

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

More Information

College of Business Graduate Programs
119 South Street, BUS 212B
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Telephone: (231) 591-2168

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses - 12 Credits

Lean Six Sigma
Lean Leadership
Lean Cost Managment
Select One Course from the List Below (3 Credits):
Lean Logistics
Lean Supply Chain Mgmt
Lean Product Development