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Tufts University’s Gordon Institute offers two master’s programs specifically designed to prepare growth-minded leaders for today's tech-driven world:

MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) and MS in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Which Gordon Institute program is right for you? Read highlights of both graduate programs below, explore our website, and request information to learn more!

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MS in Innovation & Management

A next-generation engineering management program for recent STEM graduates with a passion for technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

The MSIM is a full-time, accelerated program designed for people who want to make things happen. Who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math.  Who believe that new solutions will solve our toughest challenges – and make this a better world.

If you want to accelerate your career and be at the forefront of developing new ideas, the MSIM will provide you with the product innovation, marketing, finance, and leadership skills you need to be a new leader in today’s technology-driven world. And, you’ll learn by doing. Each semester, you’ll work on a fast-paced, immersive team venture called an Innovation Sprint, where you'll identify key problems, prototype solutions, and synthesize business and financial models that scale.

The MSIM curriculum provides the same core knowledge and skills that an MSEM education provides, but with the added benefit of providing you with deeper insights & experience in early-stage innovation, including customer discovery and product ideation. This broader skillset not only prepares you for a career in product development, consulting, and product management, but also positions you for a wider range of job opportunities and career paths in the future.

The MSIM program also offers students the flexibility to deepen their technical expertise in a specific area of study, in addition to gaining key innovation skills. Students can choose to complete a graduate certificate from Tufts School of Engineering at the same time as their MSIM degree or even enroll in our accelerated Dual Degree program to earn two master's degrees in just two years, all while saving time and money. Choose from in-demand disciplines like Biomedical Engineering, Data Science, and more.

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MS in Engineering Management

In an era where more top global CEOs have engineering degrees than MBAs, we have designed contemporary graduate programs specifically to better suit motivated, emerging leaders in today’s technology-driven world.

On-Campus MSEM

The On-Campus MSEM offers working professionals living in the Boston area the opportunity to advance beyond their technical knowledge and develop the leadership and management skills that set them apart. The part-time program can be completed in as little as 2 years while you continue to work full-time and apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to your job. With this hands-on experience, more than half of our students are promoted while still enrolled in the program.

Online MSEM

The Online MSEM offers working professionals from around the world the opportunity to develop business & leadership skills from the comfort of their own computer. Leveraging our 30+ years of award-winning curriculum development and expert faculty, you will complete short, 7-week core courses and integrate your knowledge into milestone projects that demonstrate your ability to apply what you’ve learned. The part-time program can be completed in as little as 2 years, but offers you the flexibility to study at a pace that best fits your work schedule & personal life.