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What's available for Tufts undergrads?

A part of Tufts University's School of Engineering, Tufts Gordon Institute offers a wide variety of academic and co-curricular programming for undergraduate students. From individual elective courses and in-depth minors to hands-on workshops and business plan competitions, these opportunities can foster your entrepreneurial spirit and build your leadership skills.

Explore below to start your undergraduate journey with Tufts Gordon Institute.

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Courses & Minors

Courses for Undergraduates

Whether you take one elective or complete a minor, choose from hands-on courses in topics like Engineering Leadership, Entrepreneurial Marketing, and the Science of Sales.

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Engineering Management Minor

Gain real-life experience and get a competitive edge through this leadership-focused program that emphasizes engineering practice - not just theory.

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Entrepreneurship Minor

Learn to create new ventures and build the entrepreneurial skillset & mindset through dynamic courses taught by award-winning entrepreneurs and investors.

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Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor

Learn to solve societal problems and drive impact through innovation via courses offered in partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life.

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Foundations for Future Leadership Minor

Gain the skills and mindset to lead society through the challenges of tomorrow.

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Derby Entrepreneurship Center

Outside the classroom, the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts offers a full suite of co-curricular programs and activities, as well as equity-free funding opportunities through competitions, prizes, internships and venture awards.

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National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps

Tufts Gordon Institute is excited to collaborate with the New England Regional Innovation Node at MIT to provide students and researchers with impactful resources as they dive into venture creation and bring innovative technology to life. Through the I-Corps opportunities, you'll get entrepreneurial training, support, and funding for customer discovery & your new technology - all while building your network of mentors, investors, and local entrepreneurs.

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