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Re-engineering the MBA

with our MSEM.

Strategically designed for forward-thinking science, technology, and engineering professionals.

Why the Tufts MSEM

You have the ambition. And the tech skills. With Tufts’ Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program, you’ll also develop the practical business and leadership skills you need as a technology leader on the rise. Ready to shift your career into a higher trajectory? More than half our students are promoted while still enrolled in the MSEM program.

"Before I even graduated with my MSEM, I was able to transition my career and join a multinational company. Now I directly apply the skills I learned at Tufts while managing two global infrastructure teams.” Lee Raymond (MSEM ’16), Infrastructure Services Manager at Nuance Communications, Inc.


Fast or flex? It's up to you.

Get the degree you need, earned the way you want. Choose from two convenient MSEM programs:

  • Two-Year MSEM – Accelerated, the fastest way to earn your Tufts MSEM degree. 
  • Three-Year MSEM – Flexible, more time to balance your schedule, finances and career goals. 

Additional ways to customize your Tufts MSEM experience: Professional Education Courses allow you to ease into the MSEM program and spread out your course load and tuition costs. The MSEM + 2nd credential option gives you the ability to earn an engineering Master’s degree or a technically-focused graduate certificate in addition to your MSEM degree.

See which MSEM program option is best for you.


Learn experientially, apply directly.

Technology moves fast. And for companies to keep up, they need dynamic leaders who work with people as well as they work with tech. That’s why the MSEM program focuses on project-based learning and knowledge you can apply at work the next day. You will develop the in-demand skills you need to operate at a higher level at work:

  • Leadership ability — Effective communication, negotiation and conflict resolution, organizational ethics
  • Business knowledge— Finance, project and operations management, and product development
  • Strategic thinking — Business strategy, globalization, technology commercialization
  • Data literacy — Six Sigma, systems engineering, predictive modeling

Preview the MSEM curriculum


Not only for engineers. But not for just anyone, either.

It’s called the M.S. in Engineering Management but the Tufts MSEM is for all ambitious science and technology professionals, whether they have backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, computer science or biotechnology. In fact, our students work in diverse tech fields, from pharmaceuticals to software development to the non-profit sector. What they do share is a love for STEM and the desire to lead in a technology-driven environment.

Sneak a peek at the MSEM class profile


MSEM by the numbers.

  • 21 months of convenient evening or weekend classes.
  • 93% of graduates say they’d recommend the MSEM degree to a colleague.
  • 100% of faculty with private STEM industries experience.
  • 800+ MSEM alumni and 100,000+ Tufts alumni overall.
  • 165 current students from 90 companies.

Considering an MBA or MS?

Whether you’re developing vaccines or hardware, you know that one size doesn’t fit all. So why pick a general MBA program when you can specialize in technology management? The Tufts MSEM program is strategically designed for STEM professionals. It starts with a tech-driven curriculum taught by faculty with decades of industry experience. And ends with you primed to make the move from the lab to the corner office and beyond.

See how MSEM outperforms an MBA


Top 3 things alumni love about MSEM.

  1. Highly-relevant curriculum.
    It’s what you want, how you want it. Directly applicable skills and knowledge, based on real-world examples from tech companies. It’s learning by doing.
  1. Mentors and peers.
    Your professors and fellow students bring deep tech industry experience to class. The result? Inspiration, networking, and camaraderie over shared experiences and goals.
  1. Work. Life. Balanced.
    From scheduling your classes to getting your books, we provide effortless student services so you can focus on learning, not logistics.

Learn more about the MSEM experience


The practical approach to leadership.

Getting one-on-one coaching from faculty. Leading a cross-functional team for group projects. Applying your skills with a 12-week consultancy for a real-world client. It all adds up to the unique integrated leadership curriculum you’ll only find with the MSEM program.

Rise up with leadership skills development


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