Leadership Studies

Certificate in Lean Leadership

The Lean Leadership Certificate is an undergraduate certificate geared toward individuals interested in developing and/or expanding their skills in leading continuous process improvement (lean) initiatives. “Lean” is a system of eliminating wastes in time, resources, and materials, thereby increasing value to the customer -- in any sector of economy: from manufacturing to service, both public and private.

The courses required for this certificate are available fully online. For more information, please contact Admissions at admitusm@maine.edu.

Please note that certificates may be pursued by either matriculated students or non-matriculated students (those not pursuing a full degree program).

Certificate Requires 12 credits

LOS 302 Organizational Behavior 3 cr

LOS 308 Lean Systems and Methods (Principles) 3 cr

LOS 309 Lean Systems and Methods (Practicum) 3 cr

LOS 440 Organizational Change and Development 3 cr

Candidates for admission must submit:

  • Online application for Certificate Program;
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from secondary school and/or all colleges and universities from which you received a degree;
  • Additional or other special admission requirements specified by program.

The application for certificate programs is available online at http://usm.maine.edu/apply. Please note, students who are enrolled solely in an undergraduate certificate program are not eligible for Federal financial aid.

LOS 308 Lean Systems and Methods (Principles) must be taken before LOS 309 Lean Systems and Methods (Practicum).