- Minor Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
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:
- 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)
- Six Sigma (process quality)
- Lean culture (skills development)
- Lean accounting (value stream performance measurement)
- 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.
Individuals who acquire the Lean Systems minor possess knowledge of Lean Systems. They are prepared for the following potential occupations: Continuous/Process Improvement Professional/Manager, Quality Improvement Specialist/Leader, Lean Project Alayst, Value Stream Improvement Manager, Operations Analyst/Manager, and many more.
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