About Us

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Part of the prestigious Tufts University School of Engineering, the Gordon Institute aims to foster and inspire individuals to become leaders that can address the challenges of the 21st century. Founded by visionary and inventor Dr. Bernard Gordon, Tufts Gordon Institute is the first school dedicated to teaching engineering leadership.

For more than three decades, the Gordon Institute has provided students with the knowledge and skills they need to lead teams, and entire companies. Our graduate and undergraduate engineering management, innovation & management, and entrepreneurship programs are taught by faculty who have excelled in industry, have started and run their own companies and know what it takes to succeed in the business world. We focus on technology leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship – in classes, hands-on projects and real-world experiences – to provide students the practical leadership tools and knowledge necessary to encourage and develop innovative ideas that will make a difference in the world. Our alumni have become leaders in an array of public, private and non-profit companies representing all industries from biotech to finance to technology R&D.

Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium
Tufts Gordon Institute is a proud member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), a small group of highly recognized university graduate level programs in engineering management.

Our M.S. in Engineering Management program won the 2007 National Academy of Engineering Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. Whether you are at the beginning of your career or a seasoned professional, our award-winning curriculum and unique approach to leadership education make Tufts Gordon Institute a truly remarkable place to embark on the next phase of your career – and your life.

Tufts Gordon Institute programs focus on engineering management and entrepreneurship:

  • Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) – The MSEM program is a part-time, two-year program geared towards working professionals who wish to gain the tools and managerial knowledge necessary to become a technical leader who inspires and cultivates innovation in the workplace.
  • Master of Science in Innovation & Management (MSIM) – This new, one-year, professional master’s program is tailored for recent (0–3 years) graduates with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM disciplines) and a strong desire to be technology leaders and innovators.
  • Minor in Engineering Management – Tufts undergraduate Engineering students can earn a minor in Engineering Management to develop and hone their leadership skills before entering the workplace.
  • Minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership – This business-focused minor is designed for Liberal Arts, Sciences and Engineering Tufts undergraduate students who are interested in building their entrepreneurial and business skills.

If you aspire to become a leader and develop innovative solutions for the world’s challenges, we invite you to become part of the Tufts Gordon Institute community. Contact our staff or request more information to learn more about our programs.