Curriculum

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lindsey Wilson MBA program is to develop effective, ethical business leaders who enhance the economic status and social climate of their communities, their state and the world.
Lindsey Wilson's MBA program is a 36-37 credit hour course of study that offers all required core courses in a flexible online format and provides the option of completing the degree by pursuing either a General Business Emphasis that is fully on line or a Lean Systems Emphasis that is offered in a format that incorporates both online and face-to-face study.

Since our MBA Program is delivered online, we have the benefit of including top Lean courses as well as hands on applied experience with ILS provided by individuals who have years of experience in the field. For more information, please visit the ILS website. www.theleanway.com.

  1. Core Requirements: 21 hours
    • MBA 5023 Quantitative Decision Making -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5043 Managerial Economics -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5053 Managerial Finance -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5063 Marketing Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6053 Consulting Practicum or
    • MBA 6153 Applied Research in Business

  2. General Business Emphasis: 15 credit hours
    • MBA 5013 Organizational Communications -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6023 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6033 International Business Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6043 Strategic Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6063 Business Seminar -- 3 credit hours

  3. TOTAL HOURS: 36 credit hours

The MBA with a Management Emphasis will be offered online.
Full-time students will take 9 credit hours per term.



Semester One
MBA 5013 Organizational Communications (3 cr hrs)
MBA 5023 Quantitative Decision Making (3 cr hrs)
MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting (3 cr hrs)

Semester Two
MBA 5043 Managerial Economics(3 cr hrs)
MBA 5053 Managerial Finance(3 cr hrs)
MBA 6023 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business(3 cr hrs)



Semester Three
MBA 5063 Marketing Management(3 cr hrs)
MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior (3 cr hrs)
MBA 6033 International Business Management (3 cr hrs)

Semester Four
MBA 6043 Strategic Management
MBA 6053 Consulting Practicum or
MBA 6153 Applied Research in Business
MBA 6063 Business Seminar

  1. Core Requirements: 21 hours
    • MBA 5023 Quantitative Decision Making -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5033 Managerial Accounting -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5043 Managerial Economics -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5053 Managerial Finance -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 5063 Marketing Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6083 Organizational Behavior -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6053 Consulting Practicum or
    • MBA 6153 Applied Research in Business

  2. Lean Emphasis: 16 credit hours
    • MBA 5123 Lean System Operations and Management -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6123 Lean Operations and Tools I -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6133 Lean Operations and Tools II -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6232 Lean Design -- 3 credit hours
    • MBA 6332 Lean Enterprise Systems -- 2 credit hours
    • MBA 6433 Sustaining Lean Change-- 3 credit hours

  3. TOTAL HOURS: 37 credit hours

The MBA with a Lean Emphasis will be offered in a hybrid, modular format.
All five modules will be offered within an 18 month time period. The suggested course sequence is shown below

Module 1 Credit HRS Number of Classroom Days
Orientation to Program 0 1
Lean Operations and Management 3 5
Quantitative Decision making 3 online
Managerial Accounting 3 online
Module 2
Lean Operations and Tools I 3 3
Sustaining Lean Change I 3 3
Lean Operations and Tools II 3 2
Module 3
Lean Systems Operation and Management (continued) 3
Lean Operations and Tools (Continued) 0 3
Managerial Marketing 3 online
Managerial Finance 3 online
Module 4
Lean Design 2 3
Lean Enterprise Systems 2 3
Organizational Behavior 3 online
Module 5
Managerial Economics 3 online
Sustaining Lean Change II 0 3
Special Topics/Applied Research/Consulting Practicum 2 -3 Will vary with project/topic
Total Classroom Days (not counting special topics/applied research or consulting practicum) 26

The MBA with a Lean Emphasis will be offered in a hybrid, modular format.

All five modules will be offered within an 18 month time period.


Module 1
Sequencing: 6 Credit Hours.

Lean Operations: This module addresses the general production systems concepts, the lean philosophy and system, lean tools, and operations management.


Module 2
Sequencing: 6 Credit Hours.

Organizational Structure to Support Lean Management: This module addresses the detailed design of lean production operations (with analytical procedures and approaches that can be applied to complex, real world production circumstances), establishment of a learning organization within this design, human resource and management structural needs to support lean production, and behavior models and requirements for leadership in a lean organization.


Module 3
Sequencing: 6 Credit Hours.

Lean Operations: This module addresses financial accounting and supply chain management. Although these are classical business subjects, the content of these courses will be tailored to meet the special needs of lean operations.


Module 4
Sequencing: 6 Credit Hours.

Lean Business Support Systems: Quality and Enterprise-level Transformation. This module gives special attention to quality systems, addressing six-sigma problem solving, statistical quality control, and lean's unique source quality approaches in detail.

In addition, it addresses enterprise and extended-enterprise restructuring. For example, one major training factory exercise enables students to learn how sales, design, development, and procurement operations can be effectively integrated with complex build-to-order manufacturing production operations and show how lean principles can be applied to restructure these enterprise-level transactional systems.

Moreover, just-in-time logistics systems are designed and operated by the students including the address of novel kitting strategies now starting to be applied in industry to simplify operations, reduce mistakes, eliminate waste, and enhance flexibility of the system. Students critically examine and restructure information flows in the system eliminating paperwork waste while enhancing useful information for real time operations control and management. Finally, students put in place financial performance measurement systems that follow lean accounting principles.


Module 5
Sequencing: 6 Credit Hours.

Guided Transformation Activities: As noted above, students in the program would be required to directly apply what they have learned in their operations. This would include basic tools such as standardized work, visual workplace, setup reduction, etc.

In addition, we would require them to lead a major restructuring activity for lean transformation within their organization.

Each student would be assigned an experienced mentor from the lean systems group and would be required to establish a significant project, propose that product to the lean group and their student peers, establish a project plan and apply project management approaches in execution of the plan, document results, and report out at the end of the program. The activities would require demonstration of the knowledge they have learned as well as their leadership and interpersonal skills.