Online MSEM Curriculum - Gordon Institute
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The 32-credit, Online M.S. in Engineering Management degree is comprised of the MSEM core curriculum, milestone projects, and electives. Each component of the 100% online program occurs in a state-of-the-art virtual learning portal, so you can study at your pace - when and where fits best with your work schedule and lifestyle!

"We offer you maximum flexibility so that you can study on your schedule at your time."

- Sam Liggero, Academic Director of the Online MSEM Program & Professor of the Practice

MSEM Core Part 1 (8 Credits)

A series of 7-week short courses in which you learn how to lead yourself & others, while using technology to develop new products or services to meet customer and business needs.

Courses include:

  • Essentials of Technology Strategy (2 Credits)
  • Accounting and Financial Intelligence (2 Credits)
  • Leading Teams and Developing Emotional Intelligence (2 Credits)
  • Customer Discovery and Retention (2 Credits)

Milestone Project #1: Integrated Team Project (2 Credits)

After completing MSEM Core Part 1, you will apply your learning by working in a small, virtual team to develop the business plan for a new product or service, supported by a faculty advisor. During this project, you will participate in weekly seminars to learn best practices in product development.

Seminar topics include:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Project Management
  • Communications & Presentation Skills

MSEM Core Part 2 (8 Credits)

A series of 7-week short courses in which you learn how to leverage data, people, and design systems to grow companies or projects.

Courses include:

  • Data Analytics (2 Credits)
  • Systems Thinking (2 Credits)
  • Designing Organizations to Scale (2 Credits)
  • Leading Change Management (2 Credits)

Milestone Project #2: Individual Capstone Leadership Project (2 Credits)

After completing MSEM Core Part 2, you will apply your learning in a project for your current employer or a client organization, supported by a faculty advisor. 

Electives (12+ Credits)

Electives can be completed at any time during your Online MSEM experience. You may choose any course across Tufts University (100 or 200 level) , or choose from topical courses offered by Tufts Gordon Institute. During the summer of 2020, Gordon Institute electives will include those listed below, with additional electives being rolled out each semester.

  • Contracts and Negotiation (2 Credits)
  • Product Management (2 Credits)

Roadmap to Graduation

The Online MSEM program was designed to be completed in 2 years, but you can take up to 5 years to earn your degree if your work-life balance would benefit from a different pace.

Sample Two-Year Roadmap

Spring 2020

(8 credits)

Essentials of Technology Strategy (2 credits)

Accounting & Financial Intelligence (2 credits)

Leading Teams & Developing Emotional Intelligence (2 credits)

Customer Discovery & Retention (2 credits)

Summer 2020

(5 credits)

Integrated Team Project (2 credits)

Elective #1 (3 credits)

Fall 2020

(8 credits)

Data Analytics (2 credits)

System Thinking (2 credits)

Designing Organizations to Scale (2 credits)

Leading Change Management (2 credits)

Spring 2021

(6 credits)

Elective #2 (3 credits)

Elective #3 (3 credits)

Summer 2021

(5 credits)

Capstone Leadership Project (2 credits)

Elective #4 (3 credits)