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Shingo Online MBA

The Huntsman Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in operational excellence is an online program where you will gain a deep understanding of the Shingo Model™ and the principles and behaviors necessary to make operational excellence sustainable. Learn more about the Shingo Model™ at

This cutting-edge program earns you a full MBA from Utah State University and includes virtual attendance at Shingo conferences, summits, and showcases. You also have the opportunity to network with other professionals in virtual workshops taught by Shingo Licensed Affiliates. As there are so many dates available to take these courses, you have greater flexibility to complete the program on your own schedule. The program also includes a virtual study tour to companies using the Shingo Model; many of which are Shingo award recipients. As an added bonus, you will have the unique opportunity to observe a Shingo Prize Site Assessment at a challenging organization. 

Program Description

This program is a two-year AACSB-accredited MBA Program which includes:

  • 36 total credits
    • 27 MBA credits
    • 9 Shingo Specialization credits
      • MSLE 6640 ST: Shingo Workshops (3 credits)
      • MSLE 6640 ST: Shingo Project (3 credits)
      • MSLE 6870: Global Strategic Thinking (3 credits)

The improvement project demonstrates your knowledge of Lean systems and tools and the use of the Shingo Model. The expectation is that the project will be completed with your current employer unless there are extenuating circumstances. After completing all six Shingo workshops (DISCOVER EXCELLENCE, SYSTEMS DESIGN, CULTURAL ENABLERS, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, ENTERPRISE ALIGNMENT, and BUILD EXCELLENCE) you will earn the status of Shingo Alumni in addition to your degree.

Shingo Alumni Benefits

  • Recognition at a Shingo Awards Gala
  • Discounts to all Shingo conferences and summits
  • Name/Company listed on the Shingo website
  • Shingo Alumni graphic to use in email signature line and on business cards

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the entire Shingo program is currently priced at $45,000 (tuition subject to change on a yearly basis in summer semester). 

  • Tuition $1,000 per MBA credit hour (27 total)
  • Tuition $1,000 per Shingo Specialization credit hour (9 total)
  • Fees $1,000 per Shingo Specialization credit hour (9 total)

*Tuition is estimated from 2019-2020 tuition rates.

For more information about tuition, visit the tuition and financial aid page.

Application & Admission Information

Applications to the Huntsman Online MBA program are accepted throughout the year. For admission details and requirements, visit the application page.

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Jaci Stucky

Jaci Stucky
Shingo MBA Advisor