The Tufts MSEM Program Structure
Because engineers work differently.
When Tufts’ trailblazing Gordon Institute (TGI) reinvented the management curriculum for contemporary engineers, the world took note. In 2007, TGI received the National Academy of Engineering Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education for providing a holistic, meaningful, relevant learning experience for technology professionals.
Here’s how the Tufts MS in Engineering Management is built.
- The Tufts MSEM is structured around six core courses.
- The six core courses are segmented into a series of intensive modules that allow you to incrementally build essential knowledge and skills.
- Each module is taught by a topic expert with deep professional experience and is continually updated to address the current realities of the marketplace.
- The summer is devoted to a collaborative consulting project for a client organization.
- Study culminates in a self-designed six- to nine-month independent project completed on behalf of your current employer or a client organization.
- Tap into the broad resources of Tufts University with up to three additional elective courses.
Tufts selects professors that are very active in business and industry beyond the confines of academia. The professors were able to use compelling first hand examples of successes and failures to provide clarity and reality to the course content. Lecturer Jim Nash was very impactful for me. I work in teams at EMC to apply quantitative approach to quality management techniques for software engineering. John Egan, Distinguished Engineer, EMC Corporation, MSEM ’13
Presented as a series of modules within an integrated learning framework.
||Quantitative Systems and Process Management
||Product and Process Development
||Project and Operations Management
||Global Strategic Management
||Humanistic Perspectives on Engineering Leadership
2 Experiential Learning Projects put your classroom learning to work to address real-world problems and opportunities
||Individual Leadership Project
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Semester 1 (Late August-Mid December) – Classroom Learning Modules
||New Product Development and Marketing
||Project Management and Software Methodologies
||Financial and Managerial Accounting
||Building and Leading Effective Teams
Semester 2 (January-Mid May) – Classroom Learning Modules
||Quantifying Process Capability
||Supply Chain Management
||Technology Strategy and Innovation
||Ethics of Leadership: Moral Challenges and Moral Reasoning
“The faculty of industry leaders, the chance to work with like-minded individuals, and the opportunity to practice the skills that I would learn through classroom exercises and real-world projects are all reasons why I knew this program was right for me.”