Based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), Lean is a proven methodology to reduce waste, improve productivity, and increase the bottom line while maintaining quality and customer satisfaction. It is effective for both goods and services across many industries, businesses, and organizations. Companies spend a lot of money educating their current employees and place a high premium on new graduates who have already acquired knowledge in the field. The Lean Systems Program at the University of Kentucky began 25 years ago when the College of Engineering formed a partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, to teach and research lean systems. This partnership remains active today. As a result our course content is up to date and in line with Toyota, the originator and leading practitioner of Lean. Innovative and engaging teaching techniques, including carefully designed hands-on lab work improve the learning process. The Lean Graduate Certificate program is an extension of the Lean Systems Program and is open to students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree, regardless of discipline. While many students are from various engineering disciplines, non-manufacturing and non-engineering disciplines such as business, health care, and the sciences are also welcome. We believe lean principles and practices can be applied successfully in any situation where work is being performed. Learn more about the program and how to apply.
Lean Systems Graduate Certificate - Application Requirements
|CV Upload Required||Yes|
|Personal Statement Upload Required||Yes|
|Personal Statement Instructions||N/A|
|Writing Sample Required||No|
|Writing Sample Instructions||N/A|
|Assistantship App Available*||No|
|Assistantship App URL*||N/A|
|Additional Documents Required||No|
|Additional Documents Instructions||N/A|
|GRE or GMAT||GRE|
|GRE Subject Test||Required.|
|Spring App Deadline||November 15|
|Summer App Deadline||April 1|
|Fall App Deadline||July 15|
|Number of Recommendations||3 Letters of Recommendation|
|Letters of Recommendation Instructions||Please also email a copy of each letter of Recommendation directly to email@example.com with the header "Lean Graduate Certificate Program" in the subject field.|
*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGC of your intended program to confirm requirements.