Gordon Institute for Engineering Management
Tufts engineers are forward-thinking and innovative. The Tufts Gordon Institute helps to develop and foster that creative spirit and entrepreneurial edge through programs in Engineering Management, Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Innovation & Management. These interdisciplinary programs prepare engineers and technical professionals to succeed as leaders in an increasingly competitive global environment.
The Institute offers a six-course minor in Engineering Management for students in the School of Engineering. This minor is easily paired with an engineering major and allows students to take a dive into business planning, finance, marketing, leadership, and more.
The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program educates undergraduate students in the business of ideas: inspiring them, polishing them and turning them into enterprises. With access to outstanding teachers, intensive coursework, lectures, internships and real-world business networks, students develop the advanced knowledge they need to become the entrepreneurial leaders of the future.
The Institute is also a source of funding for students who compete in the $100,000 Business Plan Competition and offers lectures that focus on leadership in the corporate world. Recent speakers have included Tufts alumni like Joe Neubauer E63 (Chairman and CEO of Aramark Corporation), Jonathan Tisch A76 (CEO of Lowes Hotels), Laura Lang A77 (CEO of Digitas), and Ellen Kullman E78 (CEO of DuPont).