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21st century professional.

Reinventing management education for today's technology leaders.

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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 & organizational impact is globally renowned.

  • Courses are open to working professionals, as well as Tufts graduate students and employees.
  • If you'd like to ease into graduate studies, you are eligible to transfer up to two School of Engineering graduate-level courses, including these listed below, to fulfill the requirements for the On-Campus 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). 

Courses available during Fall 2019 include:

EM-0211: Lean Six Sigma (3 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Mondays from 6-9pm
Location: Science & Engineering Complex, Anderson Wing, #210 (200 College Ave.)

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.

Additional option: Earn Six-Sigma Black Belt Certification

Instructor: Kishore Kumar Pochampally, PhD, PMP®, Six Sigma Black Belt

EM-0212: Applied Data Science (4 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Fridays from 1-4PM
Location: To be announced

Foundational skills for data science practice in business. Using data and systematic methods to generate business value. Shaping data practices within organizations.

Instructor: To be announced

EM-0231: Project Management & Software Methodologies (2 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Tuesdays (Sept. 3 - Oct. 22) from 6-9pm
Location: Tufts University, 200 Boston Ave., #2615

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-0252: Business Communications (3 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-9pm
Location: Science & Engineering Complex, Anderson Wing, #312 (200 College Ave.)

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: Senior Lecturer, Amy Hirschfeld

EM-0261: Leadership for Technical Professionals (3 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Wednesdays from 9am-12pm
Location: Tufts University, 200 Boston Ave., #2400

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. Note: For graduate students who are not enrolled in Tufts Gordon Institute's MSEM program. Pre-requisite: Undergraduate degree.

Instructor: Ewa Winston - Spring semester course is taught by Louise Strayhorn

EM-0293: Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Thursdays from 6pm-9pm
Location: Tisch Library, #310 (35 Professors Row)

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. 

Instructors: Gerald Brown  - Certain semesters are also taught by Steve Geary.

EM-0294-06: Driving Innovation into the World (3 credits) • Fall 2019

When: Fall 2019

Schedule: Weekly on Thursdays from 1:30-4:30pm
Location: Tufts University, 574 Boston Ave., #316

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll be introduced to the core skills for moving an idea through the stages of finding customers, ideating compelling solutions, building scalable business and financial models, and pitching your ideas to those who may want to invest. All grad students (MS or PhD) are welcomed to join! Bring your ideas and research results or just your curiosity to work with others to learn how to launch ventures, both for profit and for social good.

Instructors: Kevin Oye, James Intriligator, & Chris Swan

Courses available during Spring 2020 will include:

EM-0211: Lean Six Sigma (3 credits) • Spring 2020

When: Spring 2020

Schedule: Weekly on Mondays from 6-9pm
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

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.

Additional option: Earn Six-Sigma Black Belt Certification

Instructor: Kishore Kumar Pochampally, PhD, PMP®, Six Sigma Black Belt

EM-0212: Applied Data Science (4 credits) • Spring 2020

When: Spring 2020

Schedule: Weekday Evening to be announced
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

Foundational skills for data science practice in business. Using data and systematic methods to generate business value. Shaping data practices within organizations.

Instructor: To be announced

EM-0231: Project Management (2 credits) • Spring 2020

When: Spring 2020

Schedule: Weekly on Thursdays from 6-9pm
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

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-0294-B02: Managing Tech-Based Organizations in the 21st Century (1 credit) • Spring 2020

When: Spring 2020

Schedule: Weekly on Tuesdays from 1:20-4:20pm
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

This course focuses on unique challenges and opportunities for technology company leaders as they consider the dynamic external and internal environments emerging in modern companies and society. Four topics will be addressed in detail, generally described as: Employment Issues, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Evolution, Climate Change/Sustainability, Geopolitical Dynamics.

Instructor: Gavin Finn

EM-0294-B03: Managing Operations (1 credit) • Spring 2020

When: Spring 2020

Schedule: Weekly on Mondays from 1:20-4:20pm
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

This module provides an introduction to operations management in both product and service companies. It applies a People/Process/Technology approach, and will introduce the students to both the traditional, command and control approach to operations management as well as the principles and practice of Lean Six Sigma. In the final class, we will discuss basic principles of supply chain management in as much depth as we can provide in 3 hours.

Instructor: Gerry Brown

EM-0294-06: Commercializing Research (3 credits) • Spring 2020

When: Spring 2020

Schedule: Weekly on Wednesdays from 1:20-4:20pm
Location: Medford/Somerville Campus

Have research or an idea that may be the basis of a start up venture? Or even if you don’t have an idea of your own, are you interested in working with a team of people to launch a venture? Or are you seeking ways to help non-profits use design thinking to identify and ideate new social impact solutions?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, this is the course for you, as Professors Intrilligator, Oye, and Swan will lead the class through the process for identifying and launching new ventures, with a particular focus on the front end customer discovery process, and for teaching students on how to be a design ally, facilitating the use of design thinking to help social enterprises identify and solve their toughest challenges.

Instructors: Kevin OyeJames Intriligator, & Chris Swan

Registration for Spring 2020 will be available on November 15, 2019.

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