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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). 

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

Click here to view the full Course Directory of courses offered through Tufts Gordon Institute.

Online Courses available during Summer 2020 include:

EM 206: Introduction to Data Analytics (2 credits)

When: Summer 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 5 weeks between May 20 - June 26

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: Nick Litombe

EM 211: Lean Six Sigma (3 credits)

When: Summer 2020

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: 11 weeks between May 20 - August 7

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

EM 293: Special Topics: Modern Product Management (2 credits)

When: Summer 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 5 weeks between June 30 - August 7

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.

Instructors: Scott Hilton

On-Campus Courses available during Fall 2020 include:

EM 211: Lean Six Sigma (3 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: 11 weeks between September 9 - December 9

Schedule: Wednesdays from 6pm - 9pm 

Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

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

EM 231: Project Management and Software Methodologies (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 11 weeks between September 14 - December 7

Schedule: Mondays from 6pm - 9pm 

Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

Description:

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. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree.

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

EM 252: Business Communication (3 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: 11 weeks between September 9 - December 9

Schedule: Wednesdays from 6pm - 9pm 

Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

Description:

Written and oral communications in the business setting. Topics include making conscious communications decisions, principles of effective written and oral communication, and different workplace audiences. Design and delivery of effective presentations. Consideration is given to the practical, philosophical and ethical context of communication in the modern globalized business world.

Instructor: Amy Hirschfeld

EM 261: Leadership for Technical Professionals (3 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 3 credits

Duration: 11 weeks between September 9 - December 9

Schedule: Wednesdays from 9am - 12pm 

Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

Description:

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.

Instructor: Ewa Winston

Online Courses available during Fall 2020 include:

EM 201: Essentials of Technology Strategy (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between September 8 - October 26

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

EM 202: Leadership: Personal and Team Development (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between September 8 - October 26

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

EM 203: Building Financial Intelligence (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between October 27 - December 11

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

EM 204: Customer Discovery and Solution Design (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between October 27 - December 11

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.

Instructors: Hannah Lippe and Ben Baldwin

EM 206: Introduction to Data Analytics (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between September 8 - October 26

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: Nick Litombe

EM 207: Solving Complex Problems Through Systems Thinking (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between September 8 - October 26

Location: 100% online

Description:

Examine connected complex systems that impact technology projects while taking into account human, political, community, resource, environmental, and social processes. Learn to leverage insights from structural influences to maximize impact and solve problems in increasingly complex and high-tech environments.

Instructor: Jim Nash

EM 208: Program and Project Management (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between October 27 - December 11

Location: 100% online

Description:

Students will learn the tools to manage projects and programs (a portfolio of projects) effectively.

Instructor: Kishore Pochampally

EM 209: Leadership: Driving and Managing Change (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between October 27 - December 11

Location: 100% online

Description:

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

Instructor: Jerry Brightman

EM 293: Special Topics: Modern Product Management (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between September 8 - October 26

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.

Instructors: Scott Hilton

EM 293: Special Topics: Advanced Topics in Product Management (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between September 8 - October 26

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.

Instructors: Scott Hilton

EM 293: Special Topics: Advanced Topics in Data Analytics (2 credits)

When: Fall 2020

Credits: 2 credits

Duration: 7 weeks between October 27 - December 11

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. 

Instructor: Nick Litombe

Registration for Summer 2020 is now open!

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