Tufts Gordon Institute is pleased to announce it has joined the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), a select group of forward-thinking, graduate-level engineering management programs. MEMPC members share best practices, establish networking opportunities for students and alumni, and work to raise the stature, awareness and value of the Master in Engineering Management and related degrees. Consortium members include Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Northwestern, Purdue and University of Southern California.
“The real problem solvers of the 21st century are those individuals with skills in both the technology and business realms. It is exciting to be part of the MEMPC and work with other schools that are committed to providing students with this powerful duality,” says Mark Ranalli, Associate Dean, Executive Director, Professor of the Practice of Tufts Gordon Institute.
Traditional MBA’s are seeing a decline while engineering management and specialist degrees like those offered by consortium members are growing in popularity due to the demand from students and employers seeking more specific skills that leverage their technical background.
Tufts Gordon Institute offers two graduate programs for emerging tech leaders: the M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM) for mid-career professionals, and the recently launched M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM) for recent graduates in STEM fields (science technology, engineering and math). These programs prepare students to be leaders and innovators by complimenting their technical expertise with the business, leadership, creative problem solving and strategic thinking skills to have impact within their organizations and in the world.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tufts University’s Gordon Institute to the MEMPC,” says Ross Gortner, Associate Director of the Master of Engineering Management Program at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering. “Their MSEM and MSIM programs complement and enhance the goals of the consortium. As the MEMPC expands and continues its work of raising awareness of the engineering management discipline, Tufts is a natural partner.”
Tufts Gordon Institute participated in the MEMPC’s fall meeting held at Dartmouth College in November, and will host of the Consortium’s spring meeting on the Tufts campus in April 2017.
For more information about the MEMPC, visit www.mempc.org.