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Individual Courses for Credit

Calibrated for 21st century technology leaders.

Build your knowledge and skills through for-credit courses.

Take a graduate-level course to build essential knowledge right when you need it, or even get a start on a master's degree program!

These for-credit courses, taught by Tufts Gordon Institute professors with rich real-world industry experience, will prepare you to advance your career as a leader in the technology realm. Tufts University has spent 25+ years focused on the education of engineering and technology leaders, and our reputation for career and organizational impact is globally renowned.

  • Courses are open to working professionals, as well as Tufts graduate students and employees. These courses may be considered as electives for students in Tufts Gordon Institute's master's degree programs as well.
  • If you'd like to ease into graduate studies, you are eligible to transfer up to two School of Engineering graduate-level courses, including those listed below, to fulfill the requirements for the MS in Engineering Management degree. The total tuition paid for the courses will be deducted from the MSEM tuition rate at the time of enrollment.
  • Courses vary from full semester (13 weeks) to short-term durations (4 or 8 weeks). 

Registration is an easy, streamlined process; fill out basic profile information and provide payment details to secure your spot today. Registration is open and continues through the start of each course. View tuition costs here.

Contact tgi@tufts.edu for additional information on how individual courses transfer to Tufts Gordon Institute’s degree programs.

If you're interested in non-credit workshops and short courses, we encourage you to check out Tufts Transformative Leadership Community. Tufts TLC is a collaborative environment of experts, peers and relevant learning opportunities to quickly and effectively get just-in-time skills and knowledge to solve your emerging challenges. We're developing professional education in a new way — one that meets you wherever you are in your career with thought-provoking experiences. 

Courses available during Fall 2022 include:

When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: September 6 - October 20

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course explores elements of technology strategy including portfolio management, development of product and technology roadmaps, new product development, phase gate processes, and the management of product life cycles. The focus is on disruptive, incremental, sustaining, and breakthrough innovations across multiple sectors.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0201 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change.

Instructor: Samuel Liggero

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: September 6 - October 18

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course is the first on a student’s journey to leading effective teams and organizations. It is aimed at helping students develop themselves as individual leaders by focusing on personal growth and leadership styles.  The course will utilize assessments and other tools to explore leadership styles and techniques for leading with and without authority in a variety of settings.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0202 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change.

Instructor: Jerry Brightman

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: October 30 - December 4

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course will teach students to develop, analyze, and communicate the financial aspects of a company’s product or service. Students will learn to understand and evaluate the impact of decisions on the financial health and competitiveness of the firm.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0203 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change.

Instructor: Frank Apeseche

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: October 26 - December 7

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course is a human-centered customer discovery course focused on research, analysis, brainstorming, and ideation methods to inform product and business solutions.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0204 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change.

Instructors: Hannah Lippe and Bennett Baldwin

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: September 6 - October 18

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Students learn to gather, analyze, and interpret data to drive strategic and operational success in technology-based companies. Develop skills to make data-based decisions with uncertain or ambiguous conditions, and develop models for decision-making in a business setting.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0206 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change.

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: September 6 - October 18

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Within this course, students will learn to examine connected complex systems that impact technology projects while taking into account human, political, community, resource, environmental, and social processes. Students will also leverage insights from structural influences to maximize impact and solve problems in increasingly complex and high-tech environments.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0207 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change.

Instructor: James Nash

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: October 25 - December 6

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

In today’s unpredictable, fast-moving business environment, project management can make or break a product launch. Additionally, a program of interrelated projects can have a profound impact on the success or failure of a company. This course is a learning-in-action experience that gives you the tools, techniques, and confidence to keep large-scale programs and time-sensitive projects on track and on schedule. You also will learn how to implement agile methodologies to manage projects with complex requirements and high levels of change.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0208 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $3,394

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EM 211: Lean Six Sigma (Option to Earn a Black Belt Certificate) (3 credits)

When: Fall 2022

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: September 6 - December 12

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

With the option to earn a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, this course 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.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: EM 0211 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus, content, and format are subject to change

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $5,091

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: September 6 - October 18

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Product Management is always a “tweener” role within an organization.  The exact role can span a range of responsibilities depending on the type and needs of the business, the maturity of the product or technology, and the style of the management team.  Additionally, the scope, impact, and focus of product management shift dramatically thru the different growth stages of a business.  This seven-class online course brings clarity to the practical impacts that a good Product Management process has on business from the earliest “ideation” stage thru building and launching the product.  This will help attendees better understand the product management role and skills, and how it changes based on various conditions of the business and its stage of growth.

Instructor: Scott Hilton

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: October 25 - December 6

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

With the rapid changes in technology, business models, and market conditions, the role and processes of product management are constantly shifting.  This course provides classes that cover some of the most pressing topics in the product process. Some areas that will be covered include Pricing, Go-to-Market acceleration, Building an Ecosystem, and Product Lifecycle management.

Instructor: Scott Hilton

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: September 7 - October 19

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course reviews what makes brands successful and provides a deep dive into proven “Brand Building Frameworks” used by several Fortune 50 corporations. It reinforces the learning through applying the framework to real brands. Students will learn how to develop key elements needed to write strong brand positioning statements and pragmatic skills to market products and/or services in corporate environments. The course will also discuss marketing experiences and competencies identified to pursue a successful marketing career in established corporations.

Instructor: Marci Sapers

Cost: $3,394

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When: Fall 2022

Credits: 1 credit

Duration: October 21, 22, and 23

Schedule: Synchronous

Location: On-Campus, In-Person

Description:

Immersive synchronous experience held over one weekend comprising a series of lectures, discussions and workshops with overarching themes across multiple disciplines and industries. Emphasis on best practice and next practice in Data and Business Analytics. Networking and social engagement opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Team-Building activities including business case analysis, roleplaying, scenario planning and other group work.

Cost: $1,697

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