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We asked MSEM alumni about their experiences in the program and at work since graduating. How are their careers going? What MSEM skills do they use every day now?

Here are the top 5 things recent graduates appreciate most about the MSEM program:

1. Rapid career advancement.

New skills open up new career paths. And the MSEM program is designed to turn forward-thinking engineers and scientists into successful technology managers. By seeing issues from a higher level and knowing how to have challenging conversations, you’ll boost your performance at work and reap the rewards. According to a recent survey of MSEM Class of 2016 alumni:

  • 55% were promoted before they even graduated
  • 44% of those promoted were elevated into their first management position
  • $11,500 was the average salary increase while enrolled in the program

The Tufts MSEM program offered a fast track to take on bigger picture projects sooner in my career. Within six months of graduating I accepted an offer I would never receive without my degree. Now I’m steering the company’s future products.” – Jason Jammallo (MSEM ’12), Senior Manufacturing Innovation Engineer at New Balance

2. Experienced, engaged faculty.

Every single professor in the MSEM program comes from industry. They’ve been there, and done that. And now they’re teaching it to you, one practical technology management skill at a time. And if you want guidance outside the classroom, faculty are supportive. They are available one-on-one when it comes to insights to improve job performance and resources to meet your long-term career goals.

My MSEM professors brought their own real-world working experiences to enhance teaching materials. And it wasn’t just about books – the focus was helping students apply learnings in a way that’s industry applicable.” – George Lee (MSEM ’14), Associate Director, Program and Alliance Management at Unum Therapeutics

3. Like-minded and inspiring classmates.

MSEM students come from a variety of industries. Yet your cohort of students will have a lot in common. Like a passion for STEM. And having similar experiences, challenges, and motivations at work. During group projects, you’ll collaborate together, network together, and learn from each other as much as you learn from your professors.

Did you know? 90% of MSEM students have engineering or science degree backgrounds. Most popular? Chemical or Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.

4. Unique, highly-relevant curriculum.

When it comes to technology management, you don’t have time for theory. You need directly applicable, functional skills you can use in the real world. The MSEM curriculum is hands-on and focused on relevant coursework:

  • Experiential approach to learning through in-class simulations, group projects, and assignments in industry settings.
  • Current, real-world case studies from technology-driven companies.
  • Technically focused business curriculum includes product development, supply chain management, and global business strategies.
  • Deepen your expertise with two graduate-level STEM electives in the Three-Year MSEM program 

    “My favorite aspect of the MSEM program was using what I learned the very next day at work. Engineers can find it hard to see above their daily responsibilities. Now I’m more well-rounded and augment my tech background with business skills and working with stakeholders across the company. – Jeremy Jo, Senior Engineer, Emerging Technology at Dentsply Sirona

5. Work-life-school balance.

Everyone in the MSEM family, from faculty to your fellow students to 800+ alumni, knows where you’re coming from. That’s why the MSEM program is designed to cater seamlessly to working professionals balancing work, family, school, and even the occasional Sox game.

  • Convenient evening or weekend class schedules
  • Class registration and course material procurement is taken care of for you
  • Free parking on campus

Did you know? The MSEM program includes complimentary meals before class. So grab a plate and collaborate with your team on that project, or learn more about a fellow student’s job. Bonding – and a napkin – are encouraged.