Lean Systems Management

BGSU Firelands

The major in lean systems management prepares students for an assignment in planning, organizing, and controlling the manufacturing operation, including supervisory and management techniques and systems used in production.

A sequence of courses in total quality leadership, human relations and resources management, business finance and economics, production management, and statistical process control provide students with specialized knowledge and practical skills in industrial management. Students can earn Green Belt certification when they have successfully completed all required courses.  

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program are expected to achieve the following:

  • A detailed understanding of management, including planning, organizing, and controlling the manufacturing operation;
  • An ability to apply management theory in real world settings.

Fall 2022 course requirements

Lean Systems Certificates

A student can obtain a Lean Systems Bronze, Silver, and Gold certificate while pursuing the Associate of Applied Business (AAS) in General Business and the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS).

A Lean System describes a business that holistically applies Lean principles to the way it prioritizes, plans, measures, and manages work. The core idea of a Lean System is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Businesses is all industries and services, including fewer resources. Thus, a Lean System will identify and eliminate waste and non-value-added activities all along the value chain to make products and services at less cost with fewer defects through employee empowerment and continuous improvement. 

Lean Systems Bronze Certificate
The Lean Systems Bronze Certificate offered at BGSU Firelands is designed with a service business or small business focus. There are three (3) classes required to earn the certificate. A grade of B or better is required in each class. The required classes are as follows:

  • TAS 3010: Understanding Data
  • MATH 1150 or STAT 2000: Introduction to Statistics/Using Statistics
  • BAT 2400: Introduction to Business Analytics for Small Business

Lean Systems Silver Certificate
Th Lean Systems Silver Certificate offered at BGSU Firelands is designed to add to the Bronze Certificate with a service or small business focus. In additional to the three (3) classes required for the Bronze Certificate, there are three (3) classes required with a B or better for the Silver Certificate. The classes are as follows:

  • QS 3710: Six Sigma Overview
  • BAT 2100: Social Media Strategy for Small Business
  • BAT 3200: Asset Allocation for Small Business

Lean Systems Gold Certificate
The Lean Systems Gold Certificate offered at BGSU Firelands is designed to add to the Silver Certificate with a service or small business focus. In additional to the six (6) classes required for the Bronze and Silver Certificates, there are two (2) classes required with a B or better for the Gold Certificate. The required classes are as follows:

  • TAS 4010: Project Development
  • TAS 4030: Senior Capstone Field Experience.

Updated: 02/14/2022 09:05AM