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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. 

Online Courses available during Summer 2022 include:

EM 211: Lean Six Sigma (3 credits)

When: Summer 2022

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: May 25 - August 8

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

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: Summer 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: May 25 - July 1

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: Summer 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: May 25 - July 1

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Foundations for creativity and innovation that can be used in a variety of business and technical roles. Topics include: self-awareness, mental models, influence of organizational culture on creativity and innovation, and systems thinking for creativity.

Instructor: Jerry Brightman

Cost: $3,394

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When: Summer 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: May 25 - July 1

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Theory and practice of leadership in the Age of Technology. Necessity for leaders to confront change and embrace the technologies in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Human-centered soft skills to lead teams that are increasingly remote and global. Hard skills to plan and organize. Navigation of ethical and moral dilemmas inherent in balancing the needs of people, planet, and profit.

Instructor: Will Trevor

Cost: $3,394

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