Lean Systems, Certificate | Online (optional) | Ferris State University | Big Rapids, United States
4 months
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The Lean Systems course offered by Ferris State University prepares participants to learn and apply lean concepts to process improvement situations in a variety of industries. 


What you will study

Explore concepts like the core Lean System Principles (value stream mapping, PDCA, 5S, pull, leveling process stability, standardized work, root-cause problem resolution and A3 Reporting), Six Sigma, Lean Culture & Skills Development, and Leadership through experiential projects with industry partners. The Lean Systems course offered by Ferris State University prepares you to increase productivity in any industry, from the operating room to the manufacturing floor.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Lean Culture and Skills Development
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Service Enterprise and Leadership
  • Six Sigma Process Management
  • Cost Management for Lean Services
  • Agile Leadership
  • Lean Logistics and Supply Management
  • Case Development and Research
  • Lean Systems Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 4 months
  • Part-time
    • 4 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant should show proof of high school graduation with a 2.35 GPA (on a 4.00 scale). 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Big Rapids

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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