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Tufts Gordon Institute’s Professional Education courses are designed to give you essential knowledge for your career. Open to all Tufts graduate students, and with evening classes designed to accomodate working professionals.

Apply up to 6 credits towards the M.S. in Engineering Management degree.

Spring 2019 Course Offerings:

EM-0211 Lean Six Sigma (3 Credits)
Weekly on Tuesdays (Jan. 22- April 23) 6-9pm (Location TBD)
Instructor: Kishore Pochampally
Provides principles and methods for process improvement by eliminating non-value added work and by reducing output variability. Tools include the define-measure-analyze-improve-control problem solving methodology, statistical process control, statistically designed experiments and risk identification and mitigation strategies.

EM-0212 Applied Data Science (4 credits) – NEW
Weekly on Thursdays (Jan. 17- April 25) 6-9pm (Location TBD)
Instructor: Kaiser Fung
By the end of this course, you will have developed not just foundational skills but also the analytics mindset necessary for data science practice. The fast-paced course is designed for business professionals tasked with using data and systematic methods to generate business value, and is also relevant for business leaders shaping data practices within their organizations.

EM-0261 Leadership for Technical Professionals (3 credits)
Weekly on Tuesdays (Jan. 22- April 23) 6-9pm (Location TBD)
Instructor: Louise Strayhorn
200 Boston Ave., Room 3875
Development of self-awareness and skills necessary for leadership.  Involves 360 degree assessment tools and extensive experiential learning.  Oral communication, systems thinking, high performance teams, fostering creativity, team decision making, leading change, influence without authority.

EM-0294-06 Special Topics in Innovation and Management: Driving Innovation into the World (3 Credit) – NEW
Time TBD
Instructor: Kevin Oye, James Intrilligator, & Chris Swan
In this hands-on workshop you’ll be introduced to the core skills for moving an idea through the stages of finding customers, ideating compelling solutions, building scalable business and financial models, and pitching your ideas to those who may want to invest.

Short Courses:

EM-0231 Project Management (2 credits)
Wednesday (8 sessions) 6-9pm
Instructor: Kishore Pochampally
Location: 200 Boston Ave., Room 2417
Development of knowledge and skills to plan and execute engineering projects.  Topics include creating work break down structures, schedules, critical path determination, and risk assessment and mitigation. Methodologies also include iterative techniques (agile and scrum) often used in software development.

EM-0294-B02 Special Topics in Innovation and Management: Managing Technology-Based Organizations in the 21st Century (1 Credit) – NEW
Tuesdays Jan. 29, Feb.12,  March 26, April 9, 1:30-4:20pm
Instructor: Gavin Finn
Location: 200 Boston Ave., Room 2417
This 4 session short course will address the technology policy and workforce/labor issues emerging as key drivers of success in organizations that are technology focused in the modern era.  Building on management theory and practice, legal frameworks, cultural and societal changes, and rapid technology evolution, this module will allow students to understand the multi-dimensional management challenges that are now critical elements of innovation in all industries.

EM-0294-B03 Special Topics in Innovation and Management: Managing Operations – NEW
Mondays Feb. 18, March 4, March 11, March 25, 1:30-4:20pm
Instructor: Gerry Brown
Location: 200 Boston Ave., Room 2417
Students are introduced to problems and analysis related to the design, planning, control, and improvement of manufacturing and service operations. Topics include:  how to map and analyze process flows, determining process capacities and bottlenecks, and designing and coordinating operations in concert with the whole organization.  Through cases and an online simulation, students will practice diagnosing and solving problems, and recommending and implementing process improvement actions

EM-0294-A04 Special Topics in Innovation and Management: Sharelab1-Mapping Complex Systems for Social Impact (1 credit) – NEW
Tuesdays Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb 26 1:30-4:20pm (Location TBD)
Instructor: Josh Ellsworth & Kevin Oye
Many of us dream of being part of a team that creates a game-changing solution to a difficult social or environmental problem. In this course (the first of two related 1-credit SHU modules), students will learn and innovate new tools for mapping complex systems and explore the critical questions that underpin the ethics and logistics of working with those living closest to a problem.

EM-0294-B05 Special Topics in Innovation and Management: Sharelab2-Designing for Inclusion (1 credit) – NEW
Tuesdays March 12, April 2, April 9, April 23 1:30-4:20pm (Location TBD)
Instructor: Josh Ellsworth & Kevin Oye
In this course (the second of two related 1-credit SHU modules), students will explore and identify gaps, opportunities and challenges to including the lived experience in the classroom and within the broader social impact field. Student teams will map the systems in which potential Boston-area partner organizations work and identify external social change mentors with which Tufts can develop long-term collaborations to open up shared learning and dialogue.