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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.

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.

Designed for You

Tufts Gordon Institute programs focus on engineering management and entrepreneurship

M.S. in Engineering Management

Move into senior management, with this award-winning program for forward-thinking STEM professionals ready to lead.
2-Year and 3-Year options, part-time program

M.S. in Innovation & Management

Develop six core innovation skillsets in just one year. Popular with recent graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit.
1-year, full-time program

Professional Education Courses

Master big data analytics, Six Sigma, conflict resolution, and more with specialized courses for working professionals.
6-13 weeks, one night class/week

Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies

Offering 25+ undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship and business focused courses. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Minor is the largest and statistically highest ranked minor at Tufts. All Tufts students can participate in the various competitions hosted throughout the year including the Ideas Competition and $100k New Ventures Competition.

For Tufts undergraduate and graduate students

Engineering Management Minor

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. Get ahead before your career begins, with Engineering Leadership, Management of Innovation, and more.

Undergraduate minor for Tufts students, 5 required courses

Corporate Education

Master big data analytics, Six Sigma, conflict resolution, and more with specialized courses for working professionals.
6-13 weeks, one night class/week