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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 On-Campus and Online M.S. 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 Spring 2022 include:

When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

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.

Instructor: Sam Liggero

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

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.

Instructor: Jerry Brightman

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

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.

Instructor: Frank Apeseche

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

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.

Instructor: Hannah Lippe, Ben Baldwin

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

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.

Instructor: Kyle Monahan

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

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.

Instructor: Jim Nash

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

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.

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 

  • Section A: January 19 - March 2 or
  • Section B: March 9 - April 27

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course teaches techniques on approaches to managing uncertainty and dealing with complex and constant change. Students will learn to manage large and diverse groups through changing internal and external force using conflict management and negotiation tools.

Instructor: Jerry Brightman

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: January 19 - May 2

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.

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $5,091 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course builds on topics learned in EM 206 (Introduction to Data Analytics), including more complex data modeling techniques and tools. 

Prerequisite: Either completion of EM 206 (Introduction to Data Analytics) or a background in statistics/quantitative analysis

Instructor: Kyle Monahan

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

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 shifts 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 to 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 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

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.

Prerequisite: Either completion of EM 293 Modern Product Management or a background in product management

Instructor: Scott Hilton

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course lays the foundation for creativity and innovation by reminding students that deliberate creative thinking can be enhanced beyond its current state. The uniqueness of this course is that it focuses on YOU as the practitioner of creativity and innovation. We ask: What skills do YOU have now? What skills do YOU still require? What behaviors in YOU will have to change to be better at your craft?  As students, you will embrace their inner core of your own personal creativity and build on it.

Instructor: Jerry Brightman

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Understanding Operations and Supply Chain Risk Management is a must for any leader in the technology field. From the shop floor to suppliers and markets on the other side of the world, any business involves a continuum with a spectrum of risks to manage. Whether you have an early-stage invention you hope to get to market, are engaged in social entrepreneurship in the U.S. or overseas, or are part of a global supply chain currently, nothing really happens until you can get your product or service from concept into the hands of customers, and understand the risks inherent in managing that supply chain. We will leverage our more than half-a-century of combined experience in global supply chain management to make you a player in building a world-class end-to-end enterprise.

Instructor: Gerry Brown

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

The course, at the fundamental level, will help students:

  • (i) become familiar with the art & science of management consulting
  • (ii) develop the confidence to define & address complex strategic issues based on deep understanding of emerging trends (such as emerging geo-economic, environmental, geo-political, technological, and demographic trends), and creative problem-solving techniques 
  • (iii) learn how to influence outcomes through analytics-driven insights & imaginative reasoning and in crafting innovative communication processes

Students will learn different problem-solving frameworks and analytical techniques to make more calculated strategic choices between different business models, technologies with different risk profiles.

Instructor: Partha Ghosh

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Data Visualization is a core component of the Data Analytics skillset. In this course, you will be introduced to the main concepts of visual analytics such as visual reports and dashboards with a hands-on tutorial to Tableau, which is a leading self-service business intelligence and data visualization tool. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn to identify datasets to connect to, explore, analyze, filter and structure your data to create and communicate your desired visualizations.

Instructor: Kyle Monahan

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Being an effective, inclusive communicator is an essential part of being a successful scientist, engineer, or technical professional. Effective communication is the only way to share the results of your work, to collaborate, to innovate, and to meet your ethical obligations as a practicing professional. You will learn to apply principles of effective, inclusive written communication for different purposes and different audiences in the workplace. You will practice different ways to improve your tone, focus, clarity, and organization to get better results from both day-to-day and formal writing.

Instructor: Amy Hirschfeld

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Being an effective, inclusive communicator is an essential part of being a successful scientist, engineer, or technical professional. Effective communication is the only way to share the results of your work, to collaborate, to innovate, and to meet your ethical obligations as a practicing professional. You will learn methods to plan and deliver effective business presentations for diverse audiences, including creating clear, engaging slides and data graphics. You will practice and gain confidence in public speaking for in-person and virtual formats.

Instructor: Amy Hirschfeld

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

What is the future of leadership in the world of Industry 4.0? How will the growing diffusion of technologies throughout society and the workplace - such as digital, AI, and robotics - impact the dynamics of leadership and the approach of leaders? Are the fundamentals of leadership still relevant today, or does the Age of Technology require something different from the leaders of tomorrow? Emerging from the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, this course explores how leaders need to confront change and embrace the technologies of Industry 4.0 in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Tomorrow’s leaders will require the human-centered soft skills to lead teams that are increasingly remote and global, while still channeling the hard skills to plan and organize in a way that is timeless. These transformational leaders, however, should be guided by a sense of purpose and a set of values that help them navigate the ethical and moral dilemmas inherent in balancing the needs of people, planet, and profit. Students will gain a better understanding of the forces shaping the theory and practice of leadership and evolve their thinking about their own leadership style in the Age of Technology.

Instructor: Will Trevor

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 9 - April 27

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

The course is designed for those students who aspire to influence strategic decisions of an organization directly or indirectly through analytics-driven insights and imaginative reasoning. Based on a deep understanding of the emerging geo-economic, environmental, geo-political, technological and demographic trends, the course will examine how through intelligent use of a full range of analytical techniques including game & option(s) theories, businesses must innovate and implement strategies in the context of a globalized economy.

Instructor: Partha Ghosh

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - March 2

Schedule: Asynchronous

Location: 100% online

Description:

Prescriptive Analytics, also known as optimization, is one of the primary pillars of Data Analytics. This course aims to enhance students’ ability to build quantitative models for effective and efficient decision-making. Students will be exposed to a variety of practical business problems in various fields such as operations, supply chain, marketing, human resource, and finance. In each situation, students will identify decision variables, the objective function, and the constraints the optimal solution must satisfy. Then, students will apply various modeling skills and efficient solution methods with a proper selection of software. Once a solution is found from models, students will analyze solutions applying sensitivity analysis to look beyond the solutions. Excel Solver® and Python will be used.

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: March 10 - April 21

Schedule: Thursdays from 6pm - 8pm

Location: 100% online

Description:

This course introduces conceptual frameworks, tools, and skills to effectively manage conflict and negotiate win/win solutions in the workplace.  The course will involve lectures, cases, and role-plays to simulate real on-the-job conflicts. 

Instructor: Stacy Lennon

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

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On-Campus Courses available during Spring 2022 include:

When: Spring 2022

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: January 19 - May 2

Schedule:

  • Section 1: Mondays from 6PM - 9PM
  • Section 3: Saturdays from 1PM - 4PM

Location: Tufts University's Medford Campus

Description:

Students gain expertise with Design of Experiments, a method for characterizing a process or system as a transfer function of its input variables, using the transfer function to obtain optimal, real-world settings for the input variables. Other approaches to transfer functions are explored, including big data approaches, regression analysis, and logistic regression. Statistical process control methods for analyzing and maintaining the behavior of systems and processes over time are explored.

Instructor: Jim Nash, Kishore Pochampally

Cost: $3,394 ($1,697 per credit)

Click here to learn more and register for Section 1.

Click here to learn more and register for Section 3.

When: Spring 2022

Credits: 1 credit

Duration: January 19 - April 30

Schedule:

  • Section 1: Wednesdays from 6PM - 9PM
  • Section 3: Fridays from 1PM - 4PM or Saturdays from 9AM - 12PM

Location: Tufts University's Medford Campus

Description:

The Sustainability module introduces lifecycle thinking to product design, as well as the business case for sustainability. Students learn about sustainable product development, cradle-to-cradle lifecycle concepts, life-cycle assessments, nature-inspired design, and systems thinking. In addition, students have the opportunity to develop sustainability initiatives for their own workplace and learn how to drive sustainable thinking into product development and the corporation. 

Instructor: Jim Nash

Cost: $1,697

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 1 credit

Duration: January 19 - April 30

Schedule:

  • Section 1: Wednesdays from 6PM - 9PM
  • Section 3: Fridays from 1PM - 4PM

Location: Tufts University's Medford Campus

Description:

The course focuses on the strategic impact of supply chain excellence, using case studies and simulations from high tech, retail, and large scale manufacturing to convey best practices and decision factors in supply chain management. Success in building a world-class supply chain requires functional integration both within the firm and across the network of companies, and practical application of this concept is a recurring theme in course discussion, reading, and assignments. Topics explored include: strategic supplier management, global supply chains, outsourcing decisions, inventory management, and replenishment methodologies.

Instructor: Gerry Brown, Abbott Weiss

Cost: $1,697

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 1 credit

Duration: March 28 - April 22

Schedule: March 28, April 4, April 11, and April 22 from 9AM - 12PM

Location: Tufts University's Medford Campus

Description:

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.

Instructor: Gerry Brown

Cost: $1,697

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When: Spring 2022

Credits: 1 credit

Duration: March 29 - April 19

Schedule: March 29, April 5, April 12, and April 19 from 1:20PM - 4:20PM

Location: Tufts University's Medford Campus

Description:

This 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.

Instructor: Gavin Finn

Cost: $1,697

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